The Soroptimist Ruby Award acknowledges women who, through their personal or professional activities, work to improve the lives of women and girls. The work of these women helps to promote the issues that are important to the Soroptimist organization.
Honorees are ordinary women who have worked in extraordinary ways to benefit women and girls. Examples of the type of work honored include: spearheading an effort to open a domestic violence shelter, starting a mentoring program for at-risk girls, or lobbying companies to provide on-site child care. This program enables our local Soroptimist club and the Soroptimist organization to thank these women and encourage others to explore ways to assist women and girls.
Soroptimist International recognizes an individual which exemplifies these qualities. We then forward the individual's name to the Region II level where additional awards may be recognized. The finalist at this level receives a $5,000 award which is donated to the charity of her choice.