Soroptimist International is an organization of business and professional women who are workng to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. 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.
Three impressive women accepted Live Your Dream grants from Soroptimists on March 19, 2015, at the annual award program. Angeela Riaz is this year's first place winner.
SIMS welcomed Min Min Thaw to a recent Thursday meeting for a wide-ranging discussion on "The Burma We Love." Mary Ellen Shay, Chair of SIMS' Community Assistance Fund, and Judy Scheible presented Dr. Thaw with a check to support her efforts to provide health care services to women and children in her native country.
“Authentic Voices: Our Stories” offers a thought-provoking look into the lives of people who have faced the challenges of racism, sexism, homophobia and other issues of acceptance. The stories are true – and astounding. The acting troup is from the Community for Spiritual Awareness (CSA) in West Sacramento. Proceeds from their performance on Thursday, January 29, will go to support SIMS' Community Assistance Fund and CSA projects.
Apr 30, 2015Program: Member Bio by Jessica Little
May 31, 2015Soroptimist in the Cities
Save the date for this regional event hosted by SI Placerville. Details to come soon.
Nov 14, 2015International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981.