So·rop·ti·mist [ sə róptimist ] (plural So·rop·ti·mists): from Latin words “soro” and “optima”, meaning the “Best for Women”
The Soroptimist Mission
Soroptimist is a Global Volunteer Organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social & economic empowerment
Welcome to Soroptimist International of Modesto, (SIOM), a 501(c)3 non-profit service organization for business and professional women. We are part of a worldwide organization, Soroptimist International, whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. As Soroptimists, we strive to achieve the mission by sharing our time, talents and financial resources to enrich our communities.
While giving back to our community is our primary focus, weekly meetings offer professional opportunities and networking for our members. We also provide several scholarships and awards which are given each year to high school and college age students.