Who We Are

MISSION
Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

VISION
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

CORE VALUES
Soroptimist International of the Americas is committed to:

Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination.

Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.

Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.

Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.

HISTORY
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls in our community and throughout the world. We work to achieve this through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Soroptimist International was founded in Oakland, California in 1921. Since then it has grown and we are now represented in more than 120 countries and territories worldwide with 95,000 members. The name Soroptimist means “best for women.” The Greater Santa Clarita Valley Club was chartered in 2008 positively impacted the lives of women and girls through the Live Your Dream award, the Dream It Be It  Program, Jacquie Petersen Dance Award and Val Verde Go Girls Program.

The name Soroptimist means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve.