We often hear about the “glass ceiling” and how women have been working to break through for years. Thankfully, we certainly can refer to great progress being made in the workforce. As the midterm elections draws near I can’t help but think about this in relation to politics. The United States has yet to elect a woman president. However, as of 2017, there have been 39 women who have held the office of governor in 27 states.
Soroptimist was originally started in Oakland, Ca in 1921 when the “glass ceiling” was not even part of the vocabulary. Through the efforts of 160,000 members worldwide, we have assisted women and girls in helping them to achieve their own shattering of the glass ceiling. Your local efforts help bring the SI Vision and Mission to a reality.
Pam Urbanski, President SI Monroe County