empowering women

Women’s Equality Day Celebrated in August

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. The 19th Amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. Women’s Equality Day was …

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Women’s Empowerment…1848 to 2019

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote but just because we got the right to vote, did we really become empowered women at that time?  You make your own decision. To begin with, we need to look back at history. It took almost …

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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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Empowered Women

“To be empowered means to be in control of your life, aware of your capabilities, and ready to take on even your biggest dreams. An empowered woman is someone who knows her strengths and isn’t afraid to embrace them. Empowered women aren’t perfect; in fact, empowered women mess up, a lot. But they learn from their mistakes, and they’re …

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