Women at their best,
working to help other women to be their best
Soroptimist was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California, at a time when women were not permitted to join service organizations. Our name, loosely translated from the Latin, means best for women. Today, we have about 160,000 members and supporters in 21 countries and territories. We are one of four federations that make up Soroptimist International, which has clubs in more than 120 countries throughout the world.
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Our Core Values
Gender Equality- allowing women and girls to live free from discrimination
Empowerment- women and girls are allowed to act in their own best interest
Education- women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education
Diversity and Fellowship- women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls
We would like to think that human trafficking doesn't exist. Especially in our back yards. However, this modern form of slavery is present in Alabama. Our Tuscaloosa area is a prime spot for human traffickers because of it’s location along a major interstate and because there’s a market for it. We have participated in several ways to combat human trafficking but we are ready to step up to the plate and swing for the fences. Our main focus for 2020 is to raise $25,000 for the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force. This group of dedicated men and women work to educate and protect our community but they need support. Find out how you can help.