Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
Soroptimist International of Calgary
Soroptimist International of Calgary (SIOC) was chartered in 1934. We are a Calgary volunteer organization comprised of women helping women and girls reach their full potential.
Our members are strong, active business and professional women, dedicated to impacting the lives of women and girls locally, and internationally.
Our founding members are famous for their pioneering efforts in both their professional and Soroptimist careers. Today our membership spans three generations and many diverse interests, but are united by a desire to volunteer for women in Calgary and around the world.
In the Community
Soroptimist International of Calgary members determine the focus of volunteer work in our community. In addition, Soroptimists participate in organization-wide programs including the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women (formerly the Women's Opportunity Awards), Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls, the Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence, the Soroptimist Dream It Be It Program and Soroptimists STOP Trafficking.
Coming from a variety of cultures, ethnic groups and ages, we represent a wide array of professionals who are leaders in our communities. We believe in the power of joining together to make the world a better place for women and girls. Soroptimist membership provides a unique opportunity to do meaningful, life-changing work in an atmosphere of fun and friendship.