What We Do
Soroptimist means “best for women” and that’s what we strive to be—an organization of women at their best helping other women to be their best. As a volunteer organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.
Throughout history and still to this day, women throughout the world face obstacles solely because of their gender. They disproportionately suffer from poverty and discrimination. It’s for this reason that Soroptimist, an organization of and by women, chooses to focus on the special challenges facing women and girls.
In order to accomplish this goal, the organization administers several international programs. The organization’s major project is the Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women which assist women by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and job prospects.
Soroptimist’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. In order to accomplish this goal, the organization manages several international programs and grants. Each year, more than $1.5 million in cash awards are given at various levels of the organization thru Soroptimist International.
Other Programs Include:
Soroptimist is pleased to continue in the third year of our global program for girls. Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls will help girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. Dream It, Be It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams. Soroptimist clubs will work in partnership with girls in small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful. The topics covered include career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success and how to move forward after setbacks or failures.
Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach is planning our next event for early in 2018 and invites girls, parents, teachers and partners to join with us to create another wonderful and inspirational day!
Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls
Through this award-winning program, Soroptimist disburses cash grants for innovative Soroptimist club projects.
Soroptimist Disaster Grants
With these disaster grants, Soroptimist provides funds for programs that assist women and girls after man-made or natural disasters.
Soroptimists STOP Trafficking
This project raises awareness about the sex trafficking of women and girls, and seeks to encourage citizens, law makers and service providers to focus on this global problem.
Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence
Through this awareness campaign, Soroptimist addresses domestic violence as a workplace concern.
Soroptimist clubs also participate in organizational programs on the local level, depending on the specific needs of their communities.
For more information, call us on 424-225-2050 or email us. We look forward to hearing from you.