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.

Click here for The Live Your Dream Award Video


Soroptimists believe in the power of girls to effect change.  It is not enough to celebrate ‘girl power’ without also providing examples of strength. It is not enough to tell girls they can change the world without equipping them to take on the task. It is not enough to encourage young girls to dream big without direction or skills to make those dreams a reality. If adolescent girls are going to succeed in their life and career goals, they must be provided with guidance, training and resources.

Click here for details on the upcoming 2017 EMPOWERMENT workshop "POWER UP THE POSITIVE"