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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 and Los Banos to Mariposa.  In addition to providing women and girls with access to education, these club members also participate in the global organization-wide programs.