Soroptimist International

Four Federations of Soroptimist International

Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, comprises 28 regions with about 31,000 members in approximately 1,300 clubs in 20 countries.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with about 34,000 members in 1,255 clubs in 68 countries.

Headquartered in Cheshire, England with about 8,000 members in 345 clubs in 29 countries.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia with about 2,500 members in 140 clubs in 13 countries.

Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 76,000 Soroptimists in over 120 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination.

The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.

Soroptimist International, headquartered in Cambridge, England, has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations and is a recognized authority on matters that women value most. For complete information on current projects visit Read Soroptimist International's newsletter, The Global Voice.