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What is Soroptimism?

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 What is Soroptimism?

Soroptimist International is a worldwide dynamic organisation for women. Through awareness, advocacy and action at international, national and local levels, we are committed to a world where women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities.

Soroptimists all over the world will celebrate the centenary of the organisation in 2021

Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland – Women Inspiring Action, transforming lives

Educate – Empower– Enable

Soroptimist Values:

  • Human rights for all
  • Global peace and international goodwill
  • Advancing women’s potential
  • Integrity and democratic decision making
  • Volunteering, diversity & friendship

The word Soroptimist comes from the Latin words soror (sister) and optima (best) – the best for women.