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Soroptimist International of the Americas. A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Extending Our Reach: Online Community. Live Your Dream Goals. Extend SIA’s reach and mission

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soroptimist international of the americas
Soroptimist International of the Americas

A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

live your dream goals
Live Your Dream Goals
  • Extend SIA’s reach and mission
  • Grow SIA’s recognition as a global women’s organization
  • Foster a new donor pool, and
  • Increase revenue through corporate sponsors.
sia mission
SIA Mission

MISSION:

A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

  • 60% of members volunteer 40+ hours
  • 19% of volunteer 120+ hours annually

1,345 clubs in 19 countries and territories

Over 35,500 Soroptimists volunteer time and contribute to community–based and federation-wide projects to benefit women and girls

focus on women girls education
Focus on Women & Girls: Education

Soroptimist International of the Americas is committed to…

  • GENDER EQUALITY
  • EMPOWERMENT
  • EDUCATION
  • DIVERSITY & FELLOWSHIP
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Since 1972, we’ve

disbursed $25 + million

to more than

30,000 women

to reach their goals and

live their dreams

through our

Women’s Opportunity Awards!

our impact women s opportunity awards
Our Impact: Women’s Opportunity Awards

Soroptimist:Investing in Women’s Empowerment through Education

Fels Institute of the University of Pennsylvania

“Soroptimist’s focus on women and girls paves the way for an entirely new generation of independent, educated and financially secure women and families, who in turn become contributing members of their communities and countries.”

  • IMPACT: Improved quality of life, sense of self-worth and ability to serve as role models…
  • Cost per changed life = $1,265
club grants for women girls
Club Grants for Women & Girls
  • IMPACT:
    • 2,300 + women and girls provided opportunities for economic advancement
    • 32,000 given tools and resources to help live free from violence
    • 1,300 + gained access to educational opportunities,
    • 250 gained access to health care
  • Cost per changed life = $3.81
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“I take pride in being a strong and independent woman, but I have learned how to ask for help. This award is a huge help for my family and my future.”

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Rowena TutanaNavaira, Canumay, Philippines

“The Women’s Opportunity Award is exactly the kind of help I desperately seek to improve my life, the lives of my family and of our tribal community.”

eri isozumi yaizu shi suzuoka japan
EriIsozumi, Yaizu-shiSuzuoka, Japan

“I hope to create a place where even persons with severe disabilities can lead a ‘normal’ life, have a purpose, and have human relationships with other people. It would also be a place where parents can be involved.”

women s opportunity awards
Women’s Opportunity Awards

Helping women and girls to live their dreams!

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“The world will be saved by women everywhere. From the West, the East and everywhere in between!”

2012-2013 SIA President Raquel Arreola Ruiz