Welcome to Soroptimist International of Auburn
Soroptimist International, a world-wide organization for women in management and the professions, is a global voice for women through Awareness, Advocacy, and Action, and its objects shall be to strive for: the advancement of the status of women, high ethical standards, human rights for all, equality, development and peace- through International Goodwill and Understanding, and Friendship.
Our mission is to help improve the lives of women and girls in our community and around the world. Indeed, we strive to make a huge difference through scholarships, monetary awards, donations to organizations such as Peace for Families, The Forgotten Soldier Program, Auburn Community Events, and much more. We bring aid and awareness to the topics of sex trafficking, domestic violence, and community issues.
Women and Economic Empowerment
In “Women and Economic Empowerment,” Soroptimist International of the Americas—working to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world—examines what it means for women to lead economically empowered lives: to be free to pursue their own goals, live according to their own values and have a voice in the financial decisions that shape their lives and the lives of their families. This White Paper delves into 6 obstacles women face in achieving economic empowerment: (1) the informal sector, (2) unpaid work, (3) barriers to female-owned enterprises, (4) gendered impact of volatile economies, (5) gender-based violence and (6) lack of access to asset accumulation. It then advances strategies to tear down these barriers by promoting access to education, valuing women’s work and shifting cultural attitudes. It also discusses how Soroptimist programs further women’s economic empowerment and how investing in Soroptimist is both an investment in the world’s women and a step toward gender greater equality across the globe.