New Soroptimist School Club at Great Sankey High School

On 11th December 2019, girls from Great Sankey High School ( attended a ceremony to charter their newly-formed SOROPTISTARS School Club. This initiative grew out of the ongoing collaboration between the Warrington-based High School and Soroptimist International of Warrington (, a women’s volunteer organisation that works in the community to transform the lives of women

SIGBI President’s August 2019 Blog

Hello Ladies, I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. For those members who have just returned from Kuala Lumpur, you certainly brought the sunshine back with you. From looking at the photos and reading the blogs I think the 21st International Convention can be declared a resounding success! Now it’s time for members to make

SIGBI Programme Director’s Blog August 2019

During the summer we can reflect on the past year and prepare for the next. There is much going on at present including preparation for the UN anniversaries[1] during 2020. Whilst we were at the SI Convention in Kuala Lumpur the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) was running at the UN in New York: The

What’s happening at Soroptimist International?

Blog by SIGBI President, Susan Biggs As the current President of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland I often get asked questions about Soroptimist International and as much has been happening in Cambridge I thought I would bring you all up to speed with the developments and have them documented in one place. Firstly there

Educate, Empower, Enable – Student Blog

Blog posted on 18th January 2018 by Paul Crouch on AKS Lytham Independent School School Blogs Page. Fylde Soroptimists have been working with AKS Lytham Independent School and set up a Soroptimist School Club. Our first student blog of 2018 comes from some of the girls in our AKS Soroptimists Youth Group who meet on

Sustainable Development Goals – Margaret Clark

If we want to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity while protecting the environment we need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) These are 17 Goals with 169 Targets which were formally adopted by all Member States at the United Nations Summit, New York, in September 2015. Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland

How do we encourage girls into STEM careers?

Encouraging girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects is a topic that seems to be regularly in the news. Looking at the statistics in the UK, there is little difference in the male and female subject choices at GCSE level, probably due to the requirement to have a balanced curriculum, but this

Stimulating the minds and hearts of our teenagers by Michelle Cave

  Stimulating the minds and hearts of our teenagers is work we must engage in, says President of Soroptimist International of Jamestown, Michelle Cave. It’s not enough to expect children to figure out their talents on their own, putting forward options for them to choose from is within our grasp, so as far as possible,