best for women
Soroptimi - what? Soroptimist - big name, big agenda. The name Soroptimist was coined from the Latin soror meaning sister, and optima meaning best. Soroptimist is perhaps best interpreted as 'the best for women.'
The first Soroptimist club was chartered in California in 1921. Today, there are over 3,000 clubs flourishing throughout the world. As Soroptimists, we continue to strive to achieve 'the best for women' in every aspect of our lives.
Soroptimist is an international women's organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 100,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
Founded in 1979, Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) club is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). Each year, SISC awards more than $20,000 in awards and grants to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally.