In a world where empowerment and equality are so important, organizations that champion these ideals hold a special place. One such organization that has been making waves for over a century is Soroptimist.
If you’re looking for a meaningful way to get involved, here are three good reasons to be a Soroptimist.
1. Empowerment through Collective Action
When you join Soroptimist, you become part of a global network of individuals who are passionate about making a difference. By uniting with like-minded members, you can contribute our collective efforts to uplift women and girls.
From promoting access to education and professional success, to advocating for women’s rights and economic empowerment, Soroptimists work together to make dreams come true. Being a part of this work both amplifies the impact you can have and connects you with driven people who share your values and vision.
2. Transforming Communities Locally and Globally
Through initiatives at both the local and global level, Soroptimists change lives. Whether it’s organizing workshops to build essential life skills, providing mentorship to young women, or supporting survivors of domestic violence, Soroptimists have a direct, positive influence on the communities in which they work.
But Soroptimists go above and beyond local service. They connect across regions, countries, and continents to create a movement. For example, Soroptimists offer the Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women each year in hundreds of locations, from Taipei to Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro to Toronto, New York City to Oaxaca — creating a wave of transformation that travels the world.
The international nature of Soroptimist also means that you will have the opportunity to connect with other women from all over the world, learn from their experiences, and share your own!
3. Personal Growth and Skill Development
Being a Soroptimist isn’t just about giving back; it’s also a journey of personal growth. Members have many opportunities to develop leadership skills, teamwork, event planning, public speaking, and more.
Soroptimist offers a supportive environment where you can step out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons. The skills you acquire on your journey as a Soroptimist can not only contribute to your effectiveness within the organization but also benefit you in your personal and professional life.
4. (Bonus Reason!) Lifelong Friendships and FUN
Beyond the incredible impact on society and personal growth, joining Soroptimist opens the door to forming deep and meaningful friendships with fellow members. Soroptimists come from diverse backgrounds, each bringing their unique perspectives and stories to the table. The bonds forged through collaboration often lead to lasting friendships that transcend club events. Time and time again we hear how Soroptimist friendships can become an enduring source of joy, laughter, and encouragement, enriching life in unexpected ways.
Not only that — Soroptimists are fun! We believe that making a difference can also be enjoyable. Our volunteer clubs host a variety of events and activities, including social gatherings, educational programs, service projects, book clubs, fundraisers, and parties. Soroptimists love to celebrate; trust us.
Be a Soroptimist Today!
In a world where women’s empowerment is still a work in progress, Soroptimist stands as a shining example of how working together creates tangible change. By being a Soroptimist, you have the chance to be a part of something greater than yourself, contribute to meaningful projects, and drive positive transformations in the lives of women and girls.
So, if you want to combine your desire to give back with personal growth and community engagement, Soroptimist could be perfect for you. We can’t wait to welcome you!