Who We Are & What We Do

Women Who Make a Difference

Soroptimist is an organization of women who use their collective power to provide other women and girls with the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential and live their dreams. Our unique focus on women and girls provides the opportunity to make a better world for ourselves, our daughters and the generations of women to come. Collectively, Soroptimist has helped more than 30,000 women reach their goals and live their dreams through our Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women, by providing access to education and skills-training. To date we have given more than $3 million nationally.


  • Give the Live Your Dream Award and other scholarships
  • Offer a career exploration workshop to high school girls called Dream It, Be It
  • Support victims of human trafficking and domestic violence by providing needed clothes, toiletries and other items
  • Support one woman for one year on Meals on Wheels of Long Beach which provides meals to homebound people – nearly 70% of whom are women
  • Provide women an opportunity to get donated, interview-ready clothing through Soroptimist Day of Success

We provide this support to our community through our volunteer service and fundraising efforts.

What we need from you … 

  • Volunteer involvement through membership AND/OR
  • Donations AND/OR
  • Sponsorships for our fundraising events

To read some of our impressive history, click here!

Founded in 1924, Soroptimist International of Long Beach (SILB), a California Nonprofit Corporation, is a volunteer service organization for women in business, management and the professions. SILB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by United States law.  Our federal taxpayer ID number is 95-6120533.