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Women of Achievement Awards

Representatives of Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver held their Women of Achievement Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Hollyburn Country Club on the evening of April 20. The event, hosted by CBC’s Kathryn Gretsinger, featured a silent auction and 50/50 draw as well as a presentation by guest speaker Heather Mackenzie, co-founder and co-executive director of the Cinderella Project, and the awarding of signature Soroptimist Awards. The volunteer organization for business and professional women works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. 


Recipients of the 2016 LIVE YOUR DREAM awards


Recipients of the 2016 BONNIE McLAREN awards


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Soroptimist means "best for women" and that's what we strive to be—an organization of women at their best helping other women to be their best. As a volunteer organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.

Throughout history and still to this day, women throughout the world face obstacles solely because of their gender. They disproportionately suffer from poverty and discrimination. It’s for this reason that Soroptimist, an organization of and by women, chooses to focus on the special challenges facing women and girls.

In order to accomplish this goal, the organization administers several international programs. 

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. See the impact this award-winning 

Watch our inspiring new video highlighting the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards). This graphical piece illustrates the impact this award-winning program has on women around the world.

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