Past Speakers

SUE LEVIN:  "Daraja Academy in Kenya"

Sue Levin, current club treasurer, shared details of her trip to Kenya in Africa to visit one of the charities that our Soroptimist club helps support. "What an eye-opener that visit was! Daraja is so far away, on many levels, from life here in Marin County. This amazing high school provided 30 girls per year with an opportunity to change the course of their lives by providing them with a free education. About 96 percent of Daraja students go on to college."  

FEBRUARY 2019 SPEAKER'S MEETING

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JANUARY 2019 SPEAKER'S MEETING

NANCY WEBER:  "Soroptimist Fellowship"

Nancy Weber is our former Soroptimist president and spoke about our Fellowship programs. The Fellowship mission is to provide financial support to women who are attending universities and are in the final phase of their doctoral degrees. These awards seek to support women who are working in fields that have great social importance to the world or are in fields that are under-represented by women. 

 

November 2018 SPEAKER'S MEETING

LA RAE QUY:  "Mental Toughness for Women"

Quy is a Mental Toughness Coach and has written two books: Mental Toughness for Women Leaders: 52 Tips To Recognize and Utilize Your Greatest Strengths and Secrets of a Strong Mind.  As a former FBI counterintelligence and undercover FBI agent, she speaks and consults on how to develop mental toughness to create breakthroughs in business and life. Her presentation was a sold out event.

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October 2018 SPEAKER'S MEETING

SUSAN PRYCE:  "Marketing in Today's World"

Over her 30 years in the newspaper industry, Susan shared hints and techniques in promoting a business or event with effective marketing strategies and tools. We learned about features and pitfalls of print, television, and online advertising.

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March 7, 2018, Soroptimist Celebrates 45 Years in Novato

 

The Soroptimist club celebrated its 45 years in Novato along with International Women’s Day on March 7, 2018, at HopMonk Tavern.  Empowering women is the goal of International Women’s Day and the goal of Soroptimists to improve the lives of women and girls, both locally and globally, through social and economic programs.