Soroptimist International of Los Angeles is one of 1,300 clubs in 21 countries and territories
around the world. We are part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc., a global
volunteer organization that provides resources and opportunities for women and girls to reach
their full potential and live their dreams. We are proud that to have our member Ginger Cole as
Soroptimist International of the America’s President-Elect.

Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Our Core Values

Our Programs

Soroptimist signature programs are The Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women and Dream It Be it: Career Support for Girls.   Soroptimist International of Los Angeles also offers the Joan Johnson Graduate Fellowship Award.   

Our Officers

The 2023-2024 Officers are as follows:

Amy Poulos
Vanessa Collins
Jeri Durham
Rena Shahandeh
Dianne Flores

About our region

Los Angeles is located in the Camino Real Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas.  The Camino Real Region consists of 22 clubs in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.   The current Governor for the Camino Real Region is Lola Abrahamian, a member of Soroptimist International of Los Angeles.   

Our global impact in FY2223

Soroptimist International is a Global Volunteer Movement

Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement with a network of over 75,000 club members in 130 countries. Advocating for human rights and gender equality, at the heart of Soroptimist International’s advocacy is its work across six UN Centres, where our UN representatives ensure that the voices of women and girls are heard. Our membership work on grassroots projects that help women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in communities worldwide.