you were a girl ...
did you imagine a future filled with hope and promise? But then your life took an unexpected turn, and
put your dreams on hold? Are you ready to begin your newlife?
you were forced to
The Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards Program
The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who are overcoming personal difficulties and who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Women’s Opportunity Award recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation. The Women’s Opportunity Awards program involves three levels of cash awards. The program begins at the local Soroptimist club-level, where award amounts vary. Local-level award recipients become eligible for region-level awards of either $3,000 or $5,000. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.
Pachara Y., a domestic abuse survivor, found herself alone in a foreign country with three young children to support. She has learned to speak the language of her adopted land and is pursuing a career in nursing.
A single mother of five, Kathy M. was barely surviving on public assistance. Today Kathy is a dental hygienist and small business owner.
Peggy M. transformed her life from a single mom earning minimum wage at a fast food restaurant to a college graduate who makes her living as a professional speaker and published author.
Guadalupe V. was a young wife trapped in a violent marriage, in a country that was not her own. A single mom to two children, Guadalupe eventually graduated from a Ph.D. program and has helped other women to leave abusive situations.
Marina G. was a struggling single mom who ran in marathons and used the cash prizes to support her family....