Soroptimist of Schenectady is part of the world’s largest women’s classified service organization, Soroptimist International.
Our organization's mission is to improve the lives of women and girls by programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The word Soroptimist is formed from the Latin soror
and optima meaning best for women.
Soroptimist Goals and Objectives
- to maintain high ethical standards in business,
professions, and all aspects of life
- to strive for human rights for all people and in
particular, to advance the status of women
- to develop a spirit of friendship and unity
among Soroptimists of all countries
- to motivate the spirit of service and human
- to contribute to international understanding
and universal friendship.
Soroptimists are encouraged to use the
three-pronged approach to attain Goals:
Increased member knowledge through study
sessions, seminars, conferences, speakers and
Making the Soroptimist position known through statements or personal presentation to councils, legislative bodies, commissions or other decision-making groups
Undertaking projects, either alone or in cooperation with other like-minded groups, that will lead to improved conditions.
Soroptimist International of Schenectady is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.