Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform
the lives of women and girls. We are committed to a world where women and girls together
achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice
in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide. Our mission is to inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members
and international partnerships.
Congratulations to our 2014 award winners!
Help us spread the word about our 2015 awards!
2015 applications and reference forms are now available for:
- Resilience Award applications are now available! This award recognizes high school senior girls who have shown great resilience in overcoming adversity.
- Applications deadline is February 15th.
- Click here to access applications, reference forms and more information.
Other Award Notes:
- Live Your Dream Award (formerly known as Women's Opportunity Award) and Violet Richardson Award application deadlines have passed. All applicants will be notified of decisions by end of 1st Quarter 2015.
- Click here to access applications, reference forms and more information about all our educational awards.
What we do locally…
• Sarah's…an Oasis for Women Dinners, birthday presents, new resident supplies, one-on-one mentoring
• Jeremiah Program Adopt-a-family holiday gifts during the holidays, dinners
• B. Robert Lewis House Dinners, donations and grants, facility improvements (teen room, painting, refurbishing bedrooms, kitchen equipment, etc.)
• Partner with Organizations Work to eliminate human trafficking and raise awareness (child slavery conference  and art exhibit by human trafficking victims  Dreams Die Hard event ).
To learn more about Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities, view our SITC Video
Soroptimist of the Americas Federation initiatives we support with local awards…
• Women's Opportunity Award (female head of household)
• Resilience Award (high school senior girl who has overcome great obstacles to completing her education)
• Violet Richardson Award (14-17 year old girl volunteer in the community)
• Ruby Award (woman making a difference in the community)
• Disaster Relief Fund that provides financial assistance to areas affected by natural disasters
• Funds and support awareness regarding human trafficking and domestic violence
By the numbers...
• Nearly half of Minnesota women experience some kind of sexual abuse. (CDC 2011)
• About 22% of Minnesota women have been raped in their lifetime.
• More than 48% of Minnesota women have experienced sexual violence other than rape.