SI costa del sol

We Stand Up for Women

What We Do

Education and the fight to stop violence against women are among our top priorities.

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A Global Voice

Being a member of Soroptimist International lets you access the world in a different way.

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Get Involved

Are you looking for a new challenge, an international network of women, a way to contribute?

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Events

As a Soroptimist you will never get bored, there are always things to do.

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Our Club

SI Costa del Sol was founded in Mijas in November 2006 and has about 20 members of various nationalities (including Spanish!) and ages.  The official language of the association is English, which is an exception in the Soroptimist world.

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Our History

After retiring to Spain Jytte Dam and Bente Lerche Christensen, both veteran Soroptimists from Denmark, were looking for a Soroptimist club on the Costa del Sol, but to their surprise there was none. Together with Soroptimists Ellen de la Reguera and Agnes Schelde they decided to change that.

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What does it mean to be a Soroptimist?

Most of the members of SI Costa del Sol are at least bi-lingual and between them all they speak 11 languages, which is great when travelling abroad or when receiving international Soroptimist guests and visitors. Many of the members live on the Costa del Sol full time.  They work here and have been living in Spain for an average of 25 years. What makes a Soroptimist Club strong is the mix of personalities and professions.  We have among our members a lawyer, a secretary, a nurse, a dentist, a heart surgeon, a civil servant, an architect, a medical practice manager, a stewardess and a ballet instructor.

Below you can read some testimonials from the members about the joy of belonging to an international organization of professional women.