From SIA President Penny Babb:

Ninety-nine years ago on October 3, 1921, women leaders led by President Violet Richardson launched the first Soroptimist Club in California, USA. We are now counting down the days to October 3, 2021 - the 100th anniversary of the founding of Soroptimist! Our anniversary theme, "Bright Past, Brilliant Future" perfectly encapsulates the respect for and memory of those incredible women who had the foresight and courage to become Soroptimists and pursue the best for women.