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The importance of Soroptimist to women and girls throughout the world is embodied through our ability to respond to the needs of today while planning for the future. The diverse nature of our work, from building domestic violence shelters to providing relief funding to women who have fallen victim to natural disasters, is reflective of the 19 countries our membership encompasses.

As the status of women and girls shifts and changes in the world, so do our programs—ensuring that we are truly an organization of women at their best helping other women to be their best.

Individual Soroptimist clubs are as diverse as our membership. It is the goal of clubs to carry out our mission while making membership convenient and relevant within the reality of today’s environment, including increasingly demanding schedules. New members within this environment will sustain clubs as well as lead them into the future.

Women join Soroptimist because they feel the organization will provide value to their lives, both as volunteers and as business and professional women.  The leading factor in joining Soroptimist is the opportunity for a woman to personally make a difference in the lives of women and girls, in their local community and throughout the world.

The following list is an overview of Soroptimist membership benefits:


A belief in our mission: We are

A global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.


Work on projects that improve the lives of women and girls and foster personal satisfaction and recognition.


Cultivate relationships with other women who have similar interests and values.


Meet and learn about women from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and participate in projects that address the needs of women throughout the globe.


Associate with other women representing a variety of professions to facilitate valuable business contacts.


Develop skills at the club level to enhance leadership opportunities at all levels of the organization as well as professional capabilities.


Reach out to women at the beginning of their professional lives and share expertise.


Belong to an association with organized programs and professionally developed resources that enable members to concentrate on providing volunteer service.


Receive a subscription to Best for Women, SIA’s award-winning newsletter; access a wealth of resources in the member’s area of ; and take advantage of special offers and discounts through partnering organizations.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about our Soroptimist group, you can contact us via email at You can also join us at a meeting listed on our home page.