Soroptimists are women in professions and business who work together at local, national and international levels to educate, empower and enable women and girls with an aim to improving their lives.
Soroptimists have addressed women’s issues in their communities and beyond since Soroptimist International was founded in 1921. Today, we are a strong international network of some 75,000 women, who are powerful and effective advocates of women’s and girls’ rights.
Today, Soroptimist International of Europe, the largest of the four Federations of Soroptimist International, is comprised of some 34,000 women across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean. The national Unions and Clubs of Soroptimist International of Europe initiate, support, finance and implement well over 4,000 projects for millions of euros every year. Our members work in their communities and beyond to provide concrete and practical help to women and girls.