Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $25 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women—just like you—who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.
Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation. The program begins on the club level, where award amounts vary. Club recipients become eligible to receive region-level awards, which are granted through Soroptimist’s 28 geographic regions. Currently, each Soroptimist region grants one first-place award for $5,000.
Are you trying to improve life for yourself and your family?
Are you going back to school?
Do you need financial assistance to complete your education?
#1. Kimberly tells her story. Kimberly won the Women's Opportunity Award locally and then went on to win additional awards from the Northwestern Region and from the Federation, SI-Americas.
#2. SI-Americas President Cathy talks about the impact the Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards has on women. This address was during the WOA awards lunch at the Biennial Convention in San Francisco last summer in San Francisco. Cathy explains the award and how it is an example of our mission in improving the lives of Women and Girls. She ends with a quote from Kimberly.