What We Do

What is Soroptimist?

Soroptimist is an international organization of business and professional women volunteers who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local comminuties and throughout the world. The name "Soroptimist" means "best for women" and that's what the organization strives to achieve.  Soroptimist are women at their best working to help other women to be their best. 

Programs

Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women

This award gives cash grants to women who have returned to school to enable themselves to upgrade their job status or re-enter the work force.  Awards are given on a local, region and federal level.  Soroptimist International of Tampa distributes three local awards.

Dream It, Be It 

Our free one-day seminar is a yearly event held to assist young women, aged 13 to 18, with issues such as overcoming obstacles, balancing stress, SMART goals and exploring careers.

Service Projects

Violet Richardson Award

This award honors 14 to 17 year old girls who are making a difference through volunteer service.

Human Trafficking Awareness

In 2007, Soroptimist launched a major campaign Soroptimists STOP Trafficking aimed at raising awareness about the devestating practice of sex trafficking.

Feeding the Homeless

SI of Tampa partners with the Manhattan Baptist Church of Tampa to assist with feeding the homeless in our community