Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls in our community and throughout the world. We work to achieve this through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Soroptimist International was founded in Oakland, California in 1921. Since then we have grown and are now represented in more than 120 countries and territories worldwide with 95,000 members. The Ventura Chapter was chartered on March 15, 1930.

Our name, Soroptimist, means “best for women” and that’s what we strive to achieve.

Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women be their best. Become a member to learn more about exciting and fulfilling ways to improve the lives of women and girls right here in Ventura … and around the world.