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Soroptimist is "Best for Women"

Soroptimist is an international women's organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

Soroptimist means "best for women" and that's what we strive for - to be an organization of women at their best helping other women to be their best. As a volunteer organization of dedicated 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, by, and for women, chooses to focus on the special challenges facing women and girls.

Soroptimist International is further divided by regions. SICP/EDH is in the Sierra Nevada Region. For more information, see www.soroptimistsnr.org.

The following programs are supported by Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). Each local Club develops community-based programs, activities and fundraisers that support the Soroptimist mission.  You will find information on the specific items supported by the Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills Club on
Our Programs / Events page.

SIA Soroptimist Programs

  • Live Your Dream Awards help 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.
  • STOP Trafficking raises awareness about the sex trafficking of women and girls, and seeks to encourage citizens, law-makers and service providers to focus on this global problem.
  • Live Your Dream Campaign aims to inspire women to live their dreams, and encourages them to pass on their good fortune to others. Visit the campaign’s online home at LiveYourDreamCampaign.org.
  • Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence is an awareness campaign that targets domestic violence as a workplace concern.

Soroptimist Aims

  • To maintain high ethical standards in business and professional life.
  • To strive for human rights for all people and, in particular, to advance the status of women.
  • To quicken the spirit of service and human understanding.
  • To contribute to international understanding and universal friendship.

For more information about Soroptimist and programs that improve the lives of women and girls, visit Soroptimist.org.

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