Nominations now open: deadline for submission is Friday, May 1, 2015
Around the world, many women are working to improve the lives of women and girls. Some women work to improve conditions for women and girls through their personal or volunteer efforts; others do so through professional avenues. The Soroptimist Ruby Award, formerly the Soroptimist Making a Difference for Women Award, is designed to honor these women. Although not Soroptimists, their work helps promote the issues that are important to Soroptimists, while offering inspirational stories about how to make a difference in the lives of women.
The Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women honors the first federation President Ruby Lee Minar. Ruby is also a gemstone associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, power and love: All words embodying the award recipients.
Past SI Laguna Beach Ruby Award winners are phenomenal women in our community and include Faye Chapman, Kathy Burnham, Ketta Brown, Faye Dietecker, Sande St. John, Donna Schuller, Betsy Jenkins, Ann Quilter, Lada Marks, June Neptune, Joan Irvine Smith, Joanne Culverhouse and many others.