What We Do

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Soroptimists are business and professional women working to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally. We are working moms and single women, small business owners and corporate executives, nurses and physicians, attorneys and teachers and retired professionals. 
 
The common thread that connects all Soroptimists is our desire to make a difference for women. The themes underlying Soroptimist remains constant: service, friendship, and community. Saratoga Sorpotimists have been active in the community since 1979.
 
If you are an accomplished business or professional woman, actively employed or retired, who wishes to provide volunteer service in an atmosphere of support, friendship and fun, then joining Soroptimist may be right for you. Soroptimist membership provides a variety of benefits, including:
 
  • Fulfillment – Working on projects that improve the lives of women and girls leads to personal satisfaction.
  • Friendship – Cultivating relationships with other women who have similar interests and values is rewarding.
  • Diversity – Joining with women from different ethnic/cultural backgrounds, and developing global projects for women expands our world-view.
  • Networking – Associating with other professionals fosters valuable business connections.
  • Leadership – Participating in committees/boards enhances leadership skills and professional capabilities.
 
Soroptimist means "best for women." We strive to be an organization of women helping other women to be their best. As a volunteer organization we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.
 
The Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) manages local programs as well as international initiatives.
 

Our Awards:

  • Live Your Dream Award: given annually to a female head of household continuing her education in the face of adversity.
  • Violet Richardson Award: given to a young woman between the ages of 14 and17 who has inspired, encouraged, and improved the lives of others.
  • Community Awards: Thousands of dollars a year are granted to more than a dozen local organizations serving women and girls.
  • International awards: Saratoga Soroptimists support global projects to enhance the lives of women and girls throughout the world.
 

Our Projects:

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County has supported a variety of local service projects over the years, many of which reflect our commitment to the needs and concerns of women and children.

  • Project Hope and Power - Our keystone program is an eight week educational workshop presented in partnership with Wellspring to guide victims of domestic violence towards financial independence. 
  • Dream It, Be It - Career Support for Girls targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to future success through access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams. Soroptimists work in small groups to provide resources girls want and need to be successful, including career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles and moving forward after setbacks or failures.

If you care about the future of women and girls, Soroptimist International of Saratoga County is the organization for you.