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Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organization in management and the professions, with more than 3,000 clubs in 124 counties/territories. Soroptimist International is now the world's largest classified service organization for women, with each CLUB representing a wide range of occupations, talents and interests.

Soroptimist work through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women through educational advances. Our SI Club members come from a wide diversity of cultures and circumstances, but united by a passion for improving the lives of women and girls.

To find out more about the Soroptimist international main website – visit www.soroptimistinternational.org.

Benefits of membership for Soroptimist International of Alexandria, VA Chapter:

  • Have a meaningful positive impact on the lives of women and girls in need
  • Meet other like-minded women — in your own community and across the world!
  • Network with professional/business women who change society for the better
  • Join an area/international network of friendship
  • Attend meetings of any Club in the world
  • Join women from many different cultures and countries
  • Learn about issues of global importance for women and girls
  • Advocate on behalf of women locally and globally
  • Visit projects in other countries
  • Take on leadership roles and develop professional skills
  • Participate in meetings, workshops and conferences in many parts of the world
  • Visit London and stay at the Soroptimist Residential Club
  • Friendship Grants for Soroptimist (and partners) to visit other countries


  • Human rights for all
  • Global peace and international goodwill
  • Advancing women's potential
  • Integrity and democratic decision making
  • Volunteering, diversity and friendship

The Soroptimist mission states: "Soroptimist inspires action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls throughout the world." The SI of Alexandria, VA carries this mission in their fundraising drives to raise money to help women in need of educational advancements.


Click here to download a membership application.

Questions? Send an e-mail to Cynthia Cortese at ckcorteste@verizon.net, or call Norma Gyovai at (703) 706-4965.

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