Did You Know?
Soroptimist International (SI) is active at all the major United Nations (UN) centres around the world. SI holds General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, (ECOSOC), official relations with several agencies and technical bodies, and a network of permanent SI representatives at all of the major UN centres. SI works to ensure that the voices of women and girls around the world are included in international decision making and policy setting. Our experience with 'on the ground' projects all over the world drives our advocacy and lobbying efforts within the international community.
Our representatives also serve as a link to this international community and inform our members of emerging issues, trends, and best practices.
Each year, through Soroptimist International of the Americas, more than $1.5 million is disbursed through cash awards at various levels of the organization. Recipients of the Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse, may use the awards to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare and transportation.
The Soroptimist Organization was founded in 1921 in Oakland, CA known then as the Soroptimist Club of Alameda County; today it is comprised of Soroptimist International (SI) and Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). Soroptimist International of the Americas is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and has more than 1,400 clubs in 19 countries and territories.
For more info about :
Soroptimist International, click here
Soroptimist International of the Americas click here
Soroptimist International Founders Region, click here
Note: Soroptimist International of Tri-Valley reports up through Founders Region!