Who We Are

About Soroptimist International


Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls.  Our network of over 75,000 club members in 132 countries and territories works at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls.


International Relations


General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council, United Nations (ECOSOC); Operational Relations with the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Special List of the International Labour Organization (ILO); Official Relations with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); Consultative Status with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

Our Vision

Soroptimist International is a vibrant, dynamic organisation for today’s professional and business women. We are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Our Mission

Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

Our Values

  • Human rights for all
  • Global peace and international good will
  • Advancing women’s potential
  • Integrity and democratic decision-making
  • Volunteering, diversity and friendship


Goal 1: Soroptimist International will improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities

Goal 2: Soroptimist International will be a global voice for increasing access to education and leadership for women and girls.

Organisational Development

Goal 3: Soroptimist International will have a dynamic, flexible and responsive membership, with an international point of connection, committed to the delivery of its vision and mission.

Goal 4: SI will be a strategic organisation with dynamic and proactive leadership at all levels, able to deliver results and ensure its vision is achieved