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Soroptimist International - South East England

Soroptimist International of South East England is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to our Region

As Soroptimists we are members of the largest women’s service organisation in the world. Our Region is part of the Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Federation.  There are 11 Soroptimist Clubs within the South East England Region. See the map of the Region.


As Soroptimists we work to improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally by helping them to achieve their potential and aspirations through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.


President Yvonne Freeman’s Message

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to be your Regional President for the forthcoming SIGBI Federation Year. It is an honour and a pleasure, and I hope that I can serve the Region well.

The theme I have chosen for my year is ‘Healthy People – Healthy Planet’.

The reason I have chosen this theme is that we are still trying to cope with COVID-19 and so must try and ensure that we remain as healthy as possible. At the same time, we have the challenges of Climate Action to tackle to try and ensure that we leave our planet in as healthy a position as possible for future generations.

I hope during the year we may be able to undertake a Regional Project in which all clubs can become involved. I have a few ideas in mind and will share them with you at a future Regional meeting.

Recent Activity

Region News

President Yvonne at SI Medway and Maidstone’s Tree Planting

On the morning of 15 January, Regional President Yvonne joined 10 members of SI Medway…

December Newsletter and President Yvonne’s Message

As 2021 draws to a close and I start to reflect on the many events…

Welcome to Centenary Soroptimists

Welcome to Centenary Soroptimists As Soroptimist International celebrates its centenary in 2021, SIGBI sent out…

November Regional Newsletter

Our November Regional Newsletter is available  to view: November 2021  

Region Toasting at Post Conference Zoom

After a successful virtual SIGBI Conference from Llandudno which was absolutely amazing members from across…