Think Globally, Act Locally.
We are volunteers from various backgrounds–activists, educators, poets, mentors, nonprofit professionals, fundraisers, students–who are passionate about empowering women and girls in Philadelphia (and beyond).
Soroptimist (Sor•op•ti•mist) means "Best For Women." Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization. Our club is one of 1,300 clubs in 20 countries and territories. There are over 100,000 members worldwide!
In 1921, Soroptimist started as a membership club for business women seeking service opportunities and inspiration about various community issues. Our club, SI of Rittenhouse Square was launched in 2015 by some of our SIA Headquarters' staff.
Our club is located at Soroptimist International of the America's (SIA) global headquarters:1709 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA.
We are women. We are daughters. Some of us are mothers. Some of us have sisters. Some of us are survivors. We know what it's like to feel discrimination or violence simply for being a woman. We're here to change the social and economic realities women and girls face on a daily basis.
We meet once a month, fundraise a lot, and run two significant programs committed to improving the lives of at-risk women and girls. (1) Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women (2) Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls.