Empower, educate, and encourage women and girls to improve their self-confidence, health, and socio-economic standing, both locally and globally.
Who We Are
Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 75,500 Soroptimists in 130 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination.
The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women,” and that’s what our organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
The Hamilton chapter was chartered June 14, 1974 by Soroptimist International of Missoula and currently has over 50 members from the Bitterroot Valley.
Our Parent Organization
Soroptimist International is headquartered in Cambridge, England, has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations and is a recognized authority on matters that women value most. Soroptimist International is composed of four federations: Soroptimist International of the Americas, Soroptimist International of Europe, Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland, and Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific. Visit www.soroptimist.org or www.soroptimistinternational.org for complete information on current projects.