Our Vision: "Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams."

Our Work

Our Work and Impact

How We Do It

Core Values

Our years of experience working with women and girls
has taught us that education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment of the world’s women and girls.

When women and girls are educated, they have
opportunity, choice and power to make healthy
decisions for themselves and their families.

Our Dream Programs are primarily delivered locally by
our clubs and members in 21 countries and territories.

They provide the muscle and on-the-ground work
 that make our programs come alive.

GENDER EQUALITY - Women and girls live free from discrimination.

EMPOWERMENT - Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.

EDUCATION - Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives  through access to education.

DIVERSITY & FELLOWSHIP - Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to
improve the lives of women and girls.

Education is the key to gender equality, which has yet to  
be achieved anywhere in the world. 

Key Messaging

1. Changing for the Future

SIA is changing for the future to be what our members say they want to be—an organization with more members, greater capacity to serve more women and girls who face obstacles, and more recognition for our impact. This change requires working as one to fund and implement our brand-unifying Dream Programs.

2. Providing A Positive Club Experience

SIA clubs can grow and retain members by providing an engaging and civil member experience.Inviting and encouraging members to get involved on committees—or helping when they can if being on a committee is too much of a time commitment—is an ideal way to engage members. Making all members feel welcome by hearing and responding to their feedback/ideas in a positive manner, even if they are not feasible to implement, helps to create a civil member experience.

3. Branding SIA

When clubs and members are asked what they want most, they say—more members and greaterrecognition. The only way to accomplish this is by having a strong brand. We must be who we say weare and do what we say we do. That means all SIA clubs should implement our brand-unifying DreamPrograms, which economically empower women and girls who face obstacles.SIA Board of Directors refined our mission and tag line statements during their June 2019 board meeting.
Here are the new statements. You may begin using them immediately.

Vision: Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
Mission: Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Tag Line: Investing in Dreams (matches and supports our next Big Goal statement: Invest in the Dreams of half a million women and girls through access to education.)

4. Dream Programs: Our Impact

Through our Dream Programs, we economically empower women and girls who face obstacles such as poverty, violence or teen pregnancy. We provide them with access to the education and skills training they need to reach their full potential. Our Dream Programs help specific populations of women and girls and have a measurable impact. To increase the number of women and girls we reach and be better known for our work, we need to invest our resources in growing the impact of our Dream Programs.

5. How Contributions Support Our Dream Programs

By focusing our resources and fundraising efforts, Soroptimist will economically Empower more women and girls.
Clubs and members can help by:
  • making Soroptimist your “cause of choice
  • redirecting funds to support the Dream Programs
  • ensuring your club donates at least 10% to SIA of what’s raised locally
  • delivering SIA’s brand promise in order to attract outside funding.