best for women

We hope you enjoyed our Cabin Fever Luncheon! Stay tuned to see how successful - we look forward to sharing our fundraising total. Please visit our Grants page to download the Global Initiative of Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (GISISC) Grant Application due April 1, 2016.


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.'

Our mission is simple. Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. We are committed to:

  • GENDER EQUALITY: Women and girls live free from discrimination.

  • EMPOWERMENT: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
  • EDUCATION: 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.

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.