"Improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment."
The name Soroptimist means "best for women," Soroptimists are women at their best helping other women to be their best.
Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 80,000 Soroptimists in 130 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls.
For more information about Soroptimist International and programs that improve the lives of women and girls, visit Soroptimist.org.
"I pledge allegiance to Soroptimist, and to the ideals for which it stands. The Sincerity of Friendship, the Joy of Achievement, the Dignity of Service, the Integrity of Profession, the Love of Country. I will put forth my greatest effort to promote, uphold, and defend these ideals for a larger fellowship, in home, in society, in business, for country and for God."
"Oh God, bless our work and strengthen our hearts and hands to keep faithfully our pledges of Tolerance, Sincerity, Wisdom, Friendship and Service. We thank Thee for the freedom that is ours. Help us to use our opportunities, remembering that “to Whom much has been given, much is required.” Amen" - Lula Colwell