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Ruby Award

Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women

What is a Ruby? A GEM!
Precisely what your club’s choice for a “Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women” recipient is...a gem!

This award honors non-Soroptimist women who are making extraordinary efforts on behalf of other women. This award gives the club and the entire organization the opportunity to say “thank you” and encourage others to explore ways to assist women.

The Soroptimist Ruby Award recipient should be a woman who:
  • Has worked to improve the lives of women and girls;
  • Has had a significant impact on the lives of women and girls;
  • Inspires and encourages other women.

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Deadline for nominations to 
clubs is December 1 of each year.

Previous award winners, Soroptimists, immediate family of Soroptimists and employees of 
Soroptimist are not eligible for the award. Immediate family is defined to include parents,
 siblings or children by adoption, blood or marriage. 

Ruby Lee Minar

First Federation President 


  •  A woman in the community who is improving the lives of women or girls       through her professional or personal life. 
  • By identifying and focusing on a need of women and girls, this woman has   contributed to the improvement of their lives. 
  • Although clubs may honor a woman for a lifetime of good work, the majority of the work should have occurred within the past two years. 

To nominate someone, use the following form:
Nomination Form

Submit to your local Soroptimist club by December 1 
To find the nearest club - go to  club directories

For Clubs

Participation in this program is optional and has many important benefits for your club, including:
  • Promotion of issues that improve the lives of women and girls
  • Networking
  • Honoring special women in the community
  • Membership recruitment
  • Public awareness opportunities

Resources for clubs:
Ruby Award Club Instructions  
Nomination Form
Judging Sheet  
Club Award Certificate  
Media Consent Form   

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This is an optional club level award.