Soroptimist International, a worldwide organisation for women in management and the professions, is a global voice for women through Awareness, Advocacy and Action. Headquartered in Cambridge, England, it is the parent organization to which Soroptimist International of the Americas and it's member clubs belong.
Soroptimist International is a vibrant, dynamic organisation for today’s professional and business women. We are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.
Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships
Soroptimist International is committed to:
• Service to local, national and international communities
• Active participation in decision-making at all levels of society
It is the policy of Soroptimist International to be concerned with international and national issues that relate to its objects and programmes. On matters of political controversy between nations, of party politics and of sectarian religion, Soroptimist International maintains a position of strict neutrality.
Soroptimist International of the Americas is one of four Federations that make up Soroptimist International. Headquarted in Philadelphia, PA, it comprises 28 regions with more than 38,000 members in approximately 1,400 clubs in 19 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States and Venezuela..
Soroptimist offers programs that improve the lives of women and girls. Major programs include the Women's Opportunity Awards, the Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence, the Violet Richardson Award, the Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls, the Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women and Soroptimists STOP Trafficking. Clubs also participate in the Live Your Dream campaign, which encourages all women to live their dreams while helping others to do the same. In addition to participating in programs offered by the organization, local clubs work on community-based projects that benefit women and girls.
The Northwestern Region is one of 26 regions that make up Soroptimist International of the Americas. Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls is one of the 103 clubs, and over 3,000 members, of the region which services Alaska, Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho and Montana.