Soroptimist International of Phoenix History
Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organization for women with 82,000 members in 129 countries. We are committed to a world where women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice in their communities worldwide. For more information go to www.soroptimist.org
Soroptimist International of Phoenix was chartered in 1936. The membership representation ranges from presidents and other key executives of private companies to local, state and federal court judges, top local state and federal governmental administrative staff, heads of civic and social service organizations, and a number of attorneys and accountants.
Our Club, along with other Soroptimist Clubs in the Valley, founded Girls Ranch and Tumbleweed. Soroptimist International of Phoenix (SIP) partners with other local agencies and charities that help support and promote the Soroptimist mission.
In addition to hands on community service through local projects, each year SIP awards educational cash awards to women to further their educational goals.
SIP membership provides an enriching environment for women to develop friendships and to support each other while experiencing the satisfaction of their collective efforts to improve communities.
The essence of being a Soroptimist can be found in their pledge that outlines the ideals of the organization:
The Sincerity of Friendship
The Joy of Achievement
The Dignity of Service
The Integrity of Profession
The Love of Country
The heart of the Soroptimist mission is "improving the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment". Soroptimist International of Phoenix focuses its efforts on projects to assist women and children in the local Phoenix metropolitan area and globally through programs administered by Sorptimist International of the Americas.
Becoming a Member
Membership provides an enriching environment for women to develop friendships and to support each other while experiencing the satisfaction of their collective efforts to improve our community. If you are interested in becoming a Soroptimist, Contact Us.