Summer and the holiday season are truly here. Along with the sunshine, we are all looking forward to stepping away from our time and agenda constraints and even letting go of all rules around time management.


It is a period where our priorities are joyfully shifted around. Where natural indicators are more determining than calendars and clocks. Where time becomes relative as to become irrelevant in the end and we allow ourselves the luxury of taking time instead of having time.


Let’s call it a status of ‘slow motion’.


And isn’t slow motion just fascinating? We are gripped whenever we can replay in slow time that perfect goal, that serve just out of play, or the great leap of an athlete. It exposes what the so perfect or just missing starting point was, the power behind the movement, where the deviation lay, where the bouncing point really was. What we are witnessing is how each crucial step to success or failure was made.


Our summer slow motion time is the perfect moment to analyse how our next moves might be better than ever. Imagine a move that is so pure, straight and balanced that it looks easy. Imagine a move that is so far away from complicated set-ups that it just feels natural, like it was always meant to be. And imagine all of us joining in this one simple successful move.


Let’s take advantage of our slow-motion time this summer to ensure that our next Soroptimist moves take us towards success, and that our slomo replay will be nothing short of fascinating!


Yours sincerely,


Carolien Demey

SIE President 2021-2023



Follow Soroptimist International of Europe on social media: