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.
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.
Soroptimist in the Sierra Pacific Region members belong to local clubs ranging from Taft to San Francisco, Los Banos to Mariposa, and San Mateo to San Luis Obispo. In addition to providing women and girls with access to education, these club members also participate in global organization-wide programs.
How We Empower Women & Girls
Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls gives girls the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals, empowering them to break cycles of poverty, violence, and abuse.
The mission of the Sierra Pacific Region Furthering the Dream Award is to advance the status of women, through financial support while studying for a baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, law, medicine, teaching, technical degrees or certifications, etc. who are pursuing a course of study non-traditional for women, or that which will improve the lives of women/girls.