SIA, a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, is part of Soroptimist International (SI), a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls. More than 80,000 Soroptimists in about 130 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.
SIA’s major project is the Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women which helps women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by providing resources to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects.
SIA sponsors the Live Your Dream campaign, encouraging all women to live their dreams while helping others to do the same. Visit the campaign’s online home at LiveYourDreamCampaign.org.
Locally, Soroptimist International of Boise participates in programs which focus on the specific needs of our community. Soroptimist International of Boise was founded on October 12, 1940, with 20 charter members. The Boise club is part of the Rocky Mountain Region which represents over 600 members in 24 clubs located from Malheur County in Oregon, Southern Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and the Panhandle of Nebraska.
For more information about Soroptimist and programs that improve the lives of women and girls, visit Soroptimist.org.