Helping Women and Girls Live their Dreams

Learn how Soroptimist of Pomona Claremont empowers women & girls

Learn About What We Do


Welcome to Soroptimist International of Pomona/Claremont. We are one of over 1,300 clubs that are part of this global organization. Our club is part of the Desert Coast Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc.® Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Soroptimist (

Soroptimist is a global volunteer service organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and they need to achieve economic empowerment.

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.

Our Vision

Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

Our Mission

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. 

Our Core Values

Gender Equality     – Women and girls live free from discrimination

Empowerment  – Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest

Education  –  Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education

Diversity & Fellowship –  Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.


Live Your Dream Awards

Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2 million in education grants to about 1,500 women all over the world.

Applications are taken July 1st through November 15th.