Soroptimist is an international women’s organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

Upcoming Events

Nov 25, 2014

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981.

Dec 2, 2014

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV)of 2 December 1949).

Dec 10, 2014

Human Rights Day: SI December 10th Appeal

Every year, on Human Rights Day (December 10) the President of Soroptimist International selects a project that provides direct assistance to women in extreme need.

Jan 1, 2015

New Year's Day

New Year's Day, January 1.

Latest News and Blog

Live Your Dream Art Contest

Soroptimist sponsors Live Your Dream art contest

Encourages students ages 4 to 18 to draw a fictional woman from literature who inspires them

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—Soroptimist, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world, invites schools to participate in its Live Your Dream Art Contest by encouraging students draw a fictional woman from literature who inspires them.

Sharon Fisher of Langley, British Columbia, president of international women’s organization

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.–Sharon Fisher of Port Moody, British Columbia, is serving a one-year term as president of the board of directors for Soroptimist, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.

NEWS RELEASE: Soroptimist Honors Award Recipients

International women's organization distributes more than $1.5 million in award money

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—Soroptimist, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, recently honored the 2010 finalists of its Women’s Opportunity, Violet Richardson and Ruby awards. In total, more than $1.5 million was disbursed through these programs at various levels of the organization.