The name Soroptimist is a coined word from two latin words: "soro" meaning woman and "optima" meaning the best.
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Ambition, Inspiration, Motivation
The women of Soroptimist International of Richmond have exceptional AIM in accomplishing their goals.
We are Ambitious, Inspired and Motivated
women who come together to be successful in our endeavors. With wonderful AIM, great camaraderie develops and we prosper in our efforts to help those in our community who need help.
I pledge allegiance to Soroptimist and to the ideals for which it stands:
The Sincerity of Friendship,
The Joy of Achievement
The dDgnity of Service
The Integrity of Profession
The Love of Country
I will put forth my greatest effort to promote, uphold and defend these ideals, for a larger fellowship in home, in society, in business, for country and for God.
Soroptimist International (SI)
Americas, Great Britain & Ireland, Europe, Southwest Pacific
The first club was founded in Oakland, California and chartered on October 3, 1921. Soroptimist continued to grow and thrive as a global volunteer movement for decades, expanding into several countries and territories around the world. Today Soroptimist has 75,000 members in 122 countries and territories who contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA)
United States, Japan, Canada, South America, Korea, Taiwan, The Philippines, Mexico/Central America
Soroptimist International of Richmond is part of Founder Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas.
California, Guam, Hawaii, The Marianas