Our Structure

Soroptimist International 

Soroptimist International, headquartered in Cambridge, England, has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations and is a recognized authority on matters that women value most. A global volunteer movement, we work together to transform the lives of women and girls. Our network has approximately 72,000 club members in 121 countries. Visit www.soroptimistinternational.org for complete information on current projects. Read Soroptimist International’s newsletter, The Global Voice.

Soroptimist International is composed of five federations:

Soroptimist International of the Americas 

Headquarted in Philadelphia, PA, comprises 28 regions with more than members in approximately 1,300 clubs in 21 countries. This is the federation to which SI Peterborough (SIP) belongs and we are part of the Eastern Canada Region. SIP was Chartered on November 17th, 1945.


Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland

Headquartered in Cheshire, England, comprises more than 6,000 members in 270 clubs in 18 countries.


Soroptimist International of Europe

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, comprises more than 31,500 members in 1,258 clubs in 58 countries.


Soroptimist International Africa Federation

Soroptimist International Africa Federation  (SIAF) was inaugurated in June 30 2020. The newest member to join Soroptimist International, making the global organization 5 Federations strong! Connie Mutunhu is elected the first President of Soroptimist International Africa Federation (SIAF), taking on the position for the 2020-2022 Biennium.


Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, comprises more than 2,400 members in 139 clubs in 13 countries.