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What is a Soroptimist?

The word “Soroptimist” is from two Latin roots: soro  (sister) and optima (best, highest good). Literally translated Soroptimist means “that which is best for women.”

Soroptimist International is an organisation for women who wish to work to transform the lives of women and girls worldwide.  Membership is of your local club, but entitles you to attend any meeting of any club throughout the world.


Watch this short video Soroptimist International Who We Are

Membership of Soroptimist International gives you the opportunity to:

  • take part in local, national and international projects to benefit women and girls;
  • enjoy service, friendship and fun with women in your location;
  • lobby, influence and make a difference for women at home and abroad;
  • meet women from different countries and cultures
  • attend international and national conferences and attending meetings of any club in the world.

Membership will give you:

  • a range of opportunities to develop leadership and other skills;
  • access to “members only” magazines, websites and databases;
  • the possibility of staying with Soroptimists worldwide

We want your membership experience to be vibrant, dynamic, inspiring and rewarding whilst you are helping to transform the lives of women and girls, and making new friendships and having fun.

How to join SI Nantwich and District:

Complete the Contact Us form on this page


Logo of Soroptimist International Nantwich and District

SI Nantwich and District is part of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) and works to the goals and objectives agreed by all parts of Soroptimist International (SI), the umbrella organisation.

We choose club projects that tackle one of the five Programme Areas identified by Soroptimist International:

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Food Security and Healthcare
  • Violence and Conflict Resolution

All our work is linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals whether it’s local, national or international. All projects work towards ending poverty, eradicating hunger, providing education for all and preserving the environment.

Are you a woman who wants to make a difference?  Do you care about issues that affect women and girls? Contact us to learn more. We’d love to meet you.