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Development Day 2017

The purpose of the day was to learn how to strengthen Soroptimists’ voice and influence, and achieve our ambition to be the leading international organisation for today’s women. 


  • Ann Hodgson, Federation President, with her theme ‘Step and Lead’.
  • Jasvinder Sanghera, CBE, the founder of Karma Nirvana the UK charity that supports victims of ‘honour’ crimes and forced marriages. How she got her voice heard and how she works in partnership with other organisations to achieve the change she wants to see.


  • Understanding our relationship with the United Nations and strengthen our voice
  • Getting our voice heard – media training (radio/TV interviews)
  • Make your Club a success – new ways of enriching members’ experience

A packed day – valuable to all and in particular to officers, or those thinking about taking office, at Regional and Club level.