Soroptimist, founded in 1921, is a volunteer service organization for women in business, management and the professions. "Best for Women" is the translation of the word Soroptimist and describes both the qualities of Soroptimist membership and the work that is done on behalf of other women.

Soroptimist International of the Americas is part of Soroptimist International, comprising almost 100,000 members in about 120 countries around the world who contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefitting women.

Soroptimist International of the Americas' programs are funded in part by investment income and member's dues and contributions. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the organization depends on outside contributions from those who want to help improve the lives of women and girls. You may review the history of Soroptimist on the SIA web site.