Best for Women  


Around the world, 150 million girls under age 18 are victims of sexual violence each year. (UNIFEM)


1 in 4 high school-age girls in the United States does not graduate.
(National Women's Law Center)

Our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Women are economically empowered when they have control over their own finances and well-being, and when they have a voice in the financial decisions to shape their lives and the lives of their families. Women are socially empowered when they have a personal sense of autonomy, self-confidence, and the power to control their private and public lives.

We focus our efforts on the following areas:


1 in 3 women have been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime.
​(Amnesty International USA)

In every country in the world, women and girls face obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender. 

Why we do it

Soroptimist International of Joplin members raise funds for various Soroptimist programs, awards and
Camp Soroptimist by selling delicious nuts and candies in the fall and also by hosting a comedy event in the spring. 

  • Human Trafficking Awareness
  • Workplace Campaign for Domestic Violoence
  • Live Your Dream Award to help women get access to education
  • Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Joplin High School Girls
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness
  • Camp Soroptimist​, a week-long summer camp for Jasper County foster children

how we do it

what we do



Of single mothers under 30, only 7% have finished college nationwide. (The Shriver Report) 


Soroptimist International of Joplin