Do You Know a Woman Who is Making a Difference?

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Soroptimist Long Beach - women making a difference awardsDo you know an outstanding woman? Soroptimist International of Long Beach is announcing the upcoming 33rd annual Women Who Make a Difference awards and luncheon.

This program honors women in our community who use their influence to improve the lives of women, and who have distinguished themselves in their profession and in the community.  There are six Women of Distinction categories: 

  • Economic & Social Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights/Status of Women
  • International Goodwill & Understanding

Soroptimist International of Long Beach also presents an annual recognition for Businesses and Organizations Advancing the Status of Women.

SILB is seeking nominations from the community for women and businesses who are doing outstanding things to benefit women, and invites potential nominators to visit their website (see below) for more information on the award categories and the nomination process.  Nominations can be submitted online.  The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2012.

The winners of these awards will be honored at a luncheon on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St., Long Beach.  For more information on this event, call (562) 619-2312, or visit the Soroptimist website at:

Soroptimist International of Long Beach was founded in 1924.  The all-volunteer members contribute time and funding to community-based programs that benefit women and children.  SILB is a part of a worldwide organization with over 90,000 members in 125 countries and territories.  Over 125 women have been recipients of Women Who Make a Difference awards from Soroptimist International of Long Beach for their influence on improving the lives of women of all ages.

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