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Membership Frequently Asked Questions
What are SIA's vision, mission and core values?
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Soroptimist International of the Americas is committed to:
y: Women and girls live free from discrimination.
Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
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.
How do members/clubs support the Soroptimist mission?
Soroptimist members belong to local clubs who contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects benefiting women and girls who face obstacles such as poverty, violence and teen pregnancy. Soroptimists participate our organization-wide Dream Programs – Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women and Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls (more details follow under “Miscellaneous”).
What benefits do members receive for their dues?
Soroptimist uses annual dues to ensure our members have a fun and meaningful club experience while accomplishing our collective mission—today and into the future. Surveys tell us members value the following benefits from their membership:
: Members experience joy and a sense of accomplishment by working with other like-minded women on global programs that socially and economically empower women and girls.
Members grow professionally and personally through their friendships with other club members, connections with women from different cultures and countries, and opportunities for leadership development.
: Members receive assistance and resources from SIA headquarters enabling them to enjoy a meaningful club experience knowing they are part of a secure organization invested in the future.
In addition to these values, following is a brief overview of the individual benefits members receive from our headquarters office when they join Soroptimist:
Subscription to our twice-yearly, fully translated printed newsletter Best for Women.
Email alerts about updates to our monthly electronic blog, the “Soroptimist Summary.”
Leadership development and networking opportunities.
Opportunity to participate in and provide feedback through our social media sites.
Access to contact information for other members, clubs and leaders via online directories.
Opportunity to take part in our online activist community, LiveYourDream.org.
Invitations to take advantage of special offers and discounts through our partners.
Invitations to international biennial conventions.