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Category Archives: making a difference
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 … Continue reading
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! … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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. … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
“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 … Continue reading
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. “Every October, we rededicate ourselves to breaking the cycle. … Continue reading