President’s Post: October 3rd Soroptimist Friendship Day

Dear Soroptimists, Today, it is Soroptimist International Club Friendship Day. Or should we simply call it: Soroptimist Friendship Day. The 3rd October 1921, is the day the first club of Soroptimist International was founded. Friendship is one of the pillars for Soroptimists. Soroptimists want the best for women and girls

President’s Post: Rules of Water, Rules for Life

Dear Soroptimists, This week I will be attending the event ‘Rules of Water, Rules for Life’, the first edition of an annual conference organised by Milano Global and the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy, held in Milan on the theme of water as a legal asset and as a key

Literacy, Lifelong Learning, A Sustainable Future for All

On September 11, 2017, Soroptimist International France organised a Day of lectures and debates at UNESCO on the theme "Literacy, Lifelong Learning, A Sustainable Future for All"* Where do we stand today? One way to understand today's reality in the world: 263 million children and youth are not in school

President’s Post: International Literacy Day, 8 September 2017

Dear Soroptimists, As our IPP Yvonne is an expert in education and feels very strong about literacy and education I thought it would be a good initiative to ask Yvonne to write about Literacy for the Literacy Day, today 8 September! I would like to thank Yvonne for this great

President’s Post: My thoughts are with all who are suffering

Dear Soroptimists around the world, I write this from the World Water Week, Stockholm, where all 3,100 participants are following news of the terrible situation with heavy rain and storms in Texas and Louisiana in the USA and in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, South-Asia and more. My sympathy goes out to all the

President’s Post: Follow me at World Water Week

Dear Soroptimists, This coming Sunday is the kick-off for the World Water Week for a Water Wise World. World Water Week is a conference organised by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The conference focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the environment, health, climate,

SI President’s Post: Inaugural Speech – Mariet Verhoef-Cohen SI President 2017-2019

On Saturday 29 July 2017 Mariet Verhoef-Cohen was inaugurated as the Soroptimist International President, for the 2017 – 2019 biennium. During her First Board Meeting, which was attended by silent observers from the four SI Federations, Mariet delivered an engaging and informative speech, setting out her vision for the new

Inauguration of Soroptimist International President 2017-2019 Biennium

During a celebrating meeting on 29 July 2017 at Rotterdam, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen was inaugurated with overwhelming support as President of Soroptimist International (SI) for the 2017 – 2019 biennium; the first Dutch President in the organisation’s almost 100 years of existence. Mariet Verhoef-Cohen succeeds New Zealand’s Yvonne Simpson as International

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