Region of New South Wales

Who We Are

Soroptimist International is one of the largest professional women's service clubs in the world, with over 75,000 Soroptimists in 133 countries and territories. Through partnerships and projects we work to make a difference to the lives of women and girls and to promote awareness of issues that affect women. 

The name Soroptimist was coined from the Latin soror meaning sister, and optima meaning best. Soroptimist is perhaps best interpreted as 'the best for women'. From the founding of the first Soroptimist club in Oakland, California, in 1921, through to the present day where over 3000 clubs are flourishing throughout the world, Soroptimists have continued to strive to achieve 'the best for women' in every sphere of their lives.

Soroptimist International Region of New South Wales Inc is a vibrant, dynamic volunteer organisation for today's professional and business women. We are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Our Vision: Soroptimist International Region of New South Wales is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Our Mission: Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships. 

Our Clubs achievements at local, national and international level have a huge impact on the lives of women and girls. Our Federation has special consultative status at the United Nations (UN) through the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In addition, we make long lasting friendships and have a lot of fun along the way!

  • Do you want to be part of an International Women’s Organisation?
  • Do you want to make a difference to the lives of women and girls everywhere?
  • Do you want to work with liked-minded women?

Yes? Then you’re in the right place. Contact us or one of our Clubs.