Welcome to SI Northern Ireland
A very warm welcome to the Soroptimist International Northern Ireland Webpage.
Soroptimist International Northern Ireland (SINI) works to protect, uphold and promote the rights of women and girls locally, nationally and globally. On this webpage you will be amazed at the huge range of different projects and service we undertake for the good of our women and girls.
We have 11 clubs in Northern Ireland and we offer an associate membership for those of you who prefer. Soroptimist International Northern Ireland is part of the Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland and part of the larger Soroptimist International Organisation which comprises over 70000 women worldwide, who all have a common goal- to improve the lives of women and girls.
We are a sisterhood, we support, encourage and inspire each other to be the best version of ourselves and to work together to make a real difference to other people.
We have consultative status with the UN and work tirelessly to realise the Sustainable Development Goals. The strap line for Soroptimists is to Educate, Empower and Enable and we, as an organisation are committed to improving the life chances and life experience of women and girls.
As President I would like to introduce myself. My name is Melanie Douglas.
I am currently working for a Public Sector Healthcare Organisation as a HR Manager.
In my spare time I volunteer for a Rare Disease organisation where I currently hold position of Chair. I work with Healthcare trusts, drug companies, the government and the judicial system to protect and promote the rights of those with rare conditions, their families and carers. I am Chair of the board of Disability Action and I constantly strive to improve the lives of those with Disabilities.
Within Soroptimist International I am a Federation Consultative Councillor to the Federation and sit on both the Constitution committee in Northern Ireland and the Conflict Resolution Committee at Federation level.
I am fluent in French and Spanish and love to travel, read and spend time with my family and pets. In the future I would like to pursue a PhD or DBA in HRM with particular focus on the cost of speaking up in organisations.
I thank you for visiting our page and encourage you to come join us.
Looking forward to meeting you!