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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!

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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:

2 months ago

This is what being a Soroptimist is all about. In the closing session of the 45th Biennial Convention, international Live Your Dream awards were presented to 3 women: from the US, Mexico, and Canada. Their stories were so powerful, and there was not a dry eye in the house of 2,500+ attendees. Because of a corporate sponsorship from the Torrid Foundation, each woman received $25,000, and all expenses paid trips to Yokohama—truly transformational. ... See MoreSee Less

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