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Happy New Year from Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach

As Soroptimist International of the Americas enters into its 99th year of empowering women & girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment, I think of the amazing women who began this journey and of their courage and forward-thinking vision. The first club, formed in Alameda County, California, consisted …

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T’is the Season…To Be a Soroptimist

Thanks to Cathy Standiford, a long-time Soroptimist, and our Dream It, Be It Chair, I was introduced to Jennifer Louden, a personal growth pioneer and author. Being a part of Jennifer’s community, I receive some amazing emails from her that inspire and energize me. As Soroptimists and volunteers in a global non profit that empowers …

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2018-2019 SI Huntington Beach Rocks Soroptimist International of the Americas’ 4 Pillars

Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach truly supports our global mission of improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social & economic empowerment. We know empowered women & girls can and will change the world for good! Here is what we accomplished this year: PROGRAMS Goal:  Strongly encouraged to participate in SIA’s …

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Cathy Standiford featured on Giving Back Podcast

Cathy Standiford, a retired City Manager and Local Government Consultant, a volunteer mentor for Write Girl, is a 30-year member of Soroptimist International and a member of our club, Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach. As a woman of faith, Cathy believes it is her purpose to serve, mentor, and empower young women. On the Giving …

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Empowered Women in History – April

It always amazes me how many empowered women in history I discover each month. (Thank you Google.) April is no different. Here are a few of the women in history who have made a difference in changing how women are viewed. COURTESY: THE ARMY NURSE CORPS ASSOCIATION Florence A. Blanchfield, U.S. Army Colonel and superintendent …

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9 Empowered Women Who Defied The Odds

They believed they could…and they did….9 Empowered women who defied the odds and succeeded in making a difference or changing the status quo…from Oprah Winfrey to Lydie Hakizimana. “DESPITE the voices of skepticism, she believed in her instinct. She set up a book store despite the talk that it would not survive its first birthday in …

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Soroptimist Huntington Beach’s Day of Empowerment

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach hosted 19 women to a Day of Empowerment.  The “day” included a continental breakfast, a shopping spree compliments of The Assistance League of Huntington Beach’s Operation New Beginnings, a workshop on balancing stress, lunch compliments of Jersey Mike’s in Westminster, sharing and a “swag” bag! …

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Join with Soroptimists all around the globe in putting an end to human trafficking…especially women! This January learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking and where to report it. We, at Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach, invite you to join us at our January …

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Why Gender Equality Matters for ALL 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals

Gender Equality needs to be the norm globally not the exception and our work as Soroptimists to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment does make a difference. The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in …

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