Welcome to Soroptimist International Northern England Region
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WHY SHOULD I JOIN SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL?
You will become part of the world’s premier international women’s organisation, focused exclusively on building a better world for women and girls.
You will be able to:
- Undertake local, national and international projects to benefit women and girls
- Enjoy service, friendship and fun with like minded women in your area
- Lobby, influence and make a difference for women at home and abroad
- Expand your business and professional networks both locally and further afield
- Meet women from different countries and cultures
- Attend international and national conferences
- Attend meetings in 125 countries when you travel for business or leisure
- Benefit from home hospitality when you visit other countries
Your subscription will give you access to:
- A worldwide network of business and professional women
- Members only databases and websites
- Two high quality magazines – both received regularly throughout the year
- Reduced price travel, insurance and service offers
- Residential club in London at highly competitive rates
- Workshops and a range of opportunities to develop leadership and other personal skills
- Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.
- Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.
- Human Rights for all
- Global peace and international goodwill
- Advancing women’s potential
- Integrity and democratic decision making
- Volunteering, diversity and friendship
- Soroptimist International will improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities.
- Soroptimist International will be a global voice for increasing access to education and leadership for women and girls.
Google Map of Soroptimist International Northern England 12 Club locations: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z0uhH16QGQWE.kONVNVLdQheg&usp=sharing
Click here for Regional Information Booklet: A5_Booklet Revised (006)
Representation of the People Act 1918 – key dates
6 February 1918 – The Representation of the People Act is passed giving women aged over 30 and “of property” the vote
21 November 1918 – The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act is passed and allows women to stand for Parliament
14 December 1918 – Women vote in a general election for the first time
1928 – The Equal Franchise Act is passed and all women aged over 21 can now vote
30 May 1929 – Women aged between 21 and 29 vote for the first time