• UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015
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  • Enabling

Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls.  Our network of around 80,000 club members in 130 countries and territories works at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls. Click here to read the latest edition of GLOBAL VOICE. 

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Soroptimist International is delighted to welcome Yvonne Simpson, Hokitika, New Zealand, as International President for the 2015 – 2017 biennium.

In 1921, the first Soroptimist club was founded in Oakland, California under the direction of founding President, Violet Richardson Ward and Yvonne now joins the long and celebrated list of International Presidents, including Immediate Past President Ann Garvie, Alice Wells, Hanne Jensbo and Margaret Lobo.

Read a Welcome to the new International President of Soroptimist International Here. 



Today, September 25: International President Yvonne Simpson and International Director of Advocacy Pat Black, will be joining other NGOs in New York at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, September 25 - 27, raising the SI voice and reminding governments that commitments made, should be commitments fulfilled.

Read the statement from Soroptimist International Here.

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