Founded in 1921, Soroptimist is an international organization for professional women who provide volunteer service to their communities. Almost 100,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects benefiting women and girls.
Soroptimists use their special expertise and management skills to advance the status of women and girls.
We are leaders in our community. By joining with other women we can make the world a better place through awareness, advocacy and action in the service of our community and society.
Soroptimist International: At the UN, Soroptimist International is classified as a nongovernmental organization (NGO) with General consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Representatives, all volunteer Soroptimists, work in each of the four main UN centers in New York, Geneva, Vienna, or Paris to maintain SI’s visibility and voice in international affairs.
The Soroptimist presence at the United Nations provides an important platform where the organization can have its voice heard by an international community.