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Soroptimist International of the Americas
A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment
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Soroptimist is a global women's organization  that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.  Approximately 75,000 Soroptimists in about 122 countries and territories support community-based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination.
The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.  
Soroptimist International of the Americas, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, USA, is one of four federations comprising Soroptimist International (SI), which is headquartered in Cambridge, England.
The other three federations affiliated with SI are: Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland, headquartered in Cheshire, England; Soroptimist International of Europe, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland; and Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific, headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
The Golden West Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas provides administrative support to clubs within its territorial limits, which include San Bernardino and Riverside Counties of California, the State of Arizona (except Yuma County), the State of New Mexico, and El Paso County in Texas.  The Golden West Region has 38 clubs and over 1,000 members who work to improve the lives of women and girls.   

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