Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimist International is comprised of four federations worldwide, with our club being a part of Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). In SIA, there are about 160,000 members and supporters in 21 countries and territories, and all of the federations reach more than 120 countries. Members contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
The name, Soroptimist, is a Latin word that loosely translated means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work in their communities. Club projects range from renovating domestic violence shelters and providing mammograms to low-income women, to sponsoring self-esteem workshops for teenage girls and providing scholarships for women and girls.
Soroptimist International of Grand Prairie Mission
a) Promote the advancement of women through volunteer service to the community
b) Serve as a global voice on issues of importance to women
c) Promote community and educational development through scholarships and awards
d) Provide grants to other non profit (who must be 501 (c) (3) charitable, educational and youth organizations that provide human; and health and welfare services.