How Do Soroptimists Influence Positive Change?

Soroptimist International (SI) and SIGBI both have consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations (UN), which gives us a voice on important discussion papers, and allows us to attend the Commission on the Status of Women in New York each March, and contribute to the “Agreed Conclusions”. This status would not be possible without the fantastic work being done by our Members. We:

  1. Are an international Women’s voluntary service organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls at a local, national and international level
  2. Put Programme Action at the heart of our work, aiming to educate, empower and enable women and girls to reach their own individual and collective potential
  3. Believe that any woman may come along and contribute positively to our goals
  4. Offer different types of membership and club formats to accommodate the needs of our members
  5. Encourage members’ participation in activities, which enable them to contribute to society whilst enjoying fun and friendship
  6. Are efficient, using technology to inform and keep us informed
  7. Are flexible in the way we do club business so we can focus on Programme Action
  8. Share best practice in an open and generous manner and develop new skills
  9. Are an organisation others seek out as partners


17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development