Soroptimist International

A club for and by women

Suzanne Noël is one of the great French women figures: she was the first woman plastic surgeon. She created the first Soroptimist club in Europe in 1924, accompanied by women who had returned home after replacing their husbands at work during the war. With the motto "Understand, Defend, Undertake", her goal was to help these women and their children and to promote the status of women.
After the Paris club, it was thanks to her efforts that the clubs in The Hague, Amsterdam, Milan, Vienna and also in Estonia, Hungary, China and Japan were created. In 1948, she presented her charter to the Istanbul club - the first Soroptimist club in a Muslim country. She died in 1954 at the age of 76 and her tomb in Montmartre is, according to her wish, decorated with blue and yellow, the colors of Soroptimists.
Created in 1921 in the United States, Soroptimist International currently has nearly 90,000 members in 125 countries. The European federation has more than 34,000 members in 57 countries.
Founded in 1931, the French Union has over 3,000 members in 129 clubs in France and overseas. Soroptimist International is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. It is also accredited by the European Council in Strasbourg and a member of the European Women's Lobby.
The Deauville-Trouville branch was created in 1978 and has 25 members. It brings together women involved in professional or community life and organizes each year, among other things, the Talents de femme exhibition which brings together the handicraft and artistic productions of creative women.


Contact us :
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

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Residence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du General Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first aid station)
14800 Tourgéville
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