Happy 100th Birthday!
This October Soroptimist International is celebrating its 100th birthday! That’s a century of Soroptimists transforming the lives of women and girls around the world – and that is definitely something worth celebrating!
On September 21, 2021, Soroptimist International kicked off the worldwide 100th Anniversary celebrations with a candle lighting ceremony hosted by Founder Region over Zoom. It was fitting for Founder Region to be the first to light candles on behalf of the SI clubs worldwide and make wishes for a brilliant future for our organization for the next 100 years.
Women at their best, working to help other women to be their best
Soroptimist, loosely translated from Latin, means best for women.
SIH is committed to improving the lives of women and girls in Hawaii
through economic empowerment, elimination of violence and gender equality.
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women
and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Soroptimist was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California, at a time when women were not permitted to join service organizations.
one of five federations that make up Soroptimist International,
which now has over 75,000 club members in 122 countries.
Making A Difference Thru Fundraising, Awards & Service
SIH gives thousands of dollars in cash awards annually to women who are the main support for their family and are working to improve their economic status through education. Additionally, we grant funds to young women in high school in recognition for their community service and conduct and support programs for empowerment, education and benefit of young women.
SIH also offers Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls and conducts local service projects that benefit our local community and support other charitable organizations with like-minded missions.
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SIH AWARDS VIDEO
Featuring Some of the Fabulous
2020 & 2021 Soroptimist Award Recipients
We invite you to view a video featuring some of the fabulous 2020 & 2021 Live Your Dream Awards, Violet Richardson Award and Founder Region Fellowship Award Recipients! You will be touched by the powerful words of these awesome award recipients.
Congratulations to our 2021 LYD and VRA Award Recipients!
2021 Live Your Dream Awards Recipients
Ashley Rose Adams
Maelisha M Kahlbaum
2021 Violet Richardson Award Recipients