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Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist membership connects women to each other, to their local communities and to the world community. We focus on issues such as domestic violence, poverty, sexual harassment, inequities in the workplace, and other challenges unique to today’s women.

We’ve launched the first Santa Cruz County Women’s Business Directory and want YOU to be a part of it. If you own or run a business in SC County, go to our directory page to submit a listing and be included…it’s FREE!

Support our non-profit organization by making a tax-deductible contribution!




Soroptimist International of Capitola By-the-Sea is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID 94-9771973.

The Latest News:

3 days ago

Do you have your walking shoes on? We do! On May 12th we'll be walking 5 miles to raise money for Educational Awards for head of household women and for our Dream It, Be It program to teach high school girls about overcoming obstacles and achieving their dreams.

You can help us by donating here: humanracesc.org/npo/soroptimist-international-of-capitola-by-the-sea

Want to walk with us? Let us know, we'd love to meet you!

#SICaptiola #LiveYourDream #DreamItBeIt #Soroptimist #HumanRace
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4 days ago

Throwback Thursday to the first Soroptimist club founded in 1921 in Oakland, Ca.

Because of the work started by these women, we now have over 74,000 members in over 120 countries around the world

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6 days ago

Heart-wrenching video about child marriage in the United States. This is one of the many reasons why education and empowerment for women and girls is so important!

#Soroptimist #SICapitola #Educatingwomen #LiveYourDream #DreamItBeIt
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Marriage under the age of 18 is legal in all 50 US states. Three survivors share their experiences of what child and forced marriage is really like.

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