Soroptimist of Sacramento is a non-profit service club, proud of our 98-year history of service and giving to provide women and girls of all backgrounds with access to education and training needed to achieve economic empowerment.
Our guest speaker on Friday, September 23, 2022 will be Maggy Krell. Maggy Krell and her team at California’s Attorney General office helped stop Backpage.com, one of the world’s largest sex trafficking operations. Backpage made millions of dollars running thousands of listings advertising the sale of vulnerable young people for sex. Maggy recently authored a book, Taking Down Backpage which tells the story of how she did it. At our 9/23 meeting, Maggy will be sharing about her book and her assessment of human trafficking now in California.
Maggy Krell is considered a legal trailblazer who has taken on high-impact cases as both a criminal prosecutor and civil practitioner. Currently serving as a Special Advisor to the California Attorney General, Maggy has previously served as a deputy for four Attorney Generals. She has also fought for reproductive justice, access to health care, and successfully reunited migrant families who were forcefully separated and detained. A longtime Sacramento resident, Maggy has frequently been relied on as a legal expert on sexual abuse and trafficking by major media outlets such as the Washington Post, NBC news, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Los Angeles Times.
Soroptimist International of Sacramento accomplishes much of its mission through utilizing and implementing the Soroptimist International of the Americas’ Dream Programs.
Every year, Sacramento Soroptimist awards at least two grants to women who are the economic heads of their households. These grants are used to improve the education or career training of these women so they can improve their economic situation. See Grants & Scholarships section for more information.
Soroptimist of Sacramento presents this program to teen aged girls who face obstacles to their future success in order to help them improve their self-image and their chances for training for a successful career. See Program Activities section for more information.
Soroptimist International of Sacramento is proud of its unique program for providing college scholarships each year to eligible young women within the Sacramento community. These scholarships are funded by endowment funds which have been contributed by Soroptimist club members, former club members or families of former or current club members. Four to eight scholarships are presented each year through an application process open to young women students in the Sacramento area. See Grants & Scholarships section for more information.
Soroptimist International of Sacramento has provided grants to other non-profit agencies in the Sacramento area whose programs also work toward the fulfillment of our Soroptimist Vision, Mission, and Values. See Program Activities section for more information.
This program has been designed and implemented by our club members and teaches women and high school girls in the Sacramento region how to manage their personal finances. See Grants & Programs section for more information.
Sacramento Soroptimist usually meets for lunch at Swanston Community Center, at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Friday of each month except July and August. In holiday months, meeting dates or location may vary; see the online Club Calendar.
Soroptimist of Sacramento is the fourth oldest active Soroptimist club in the world. Our members have worked continuously through all those years to provide services to our community and to the world. We would welcome to membership anyone who shares our Vision, Mission and Values.
Please visit our Soroptimist International of Sacramento Membership page to see how you can be our guest at a club meeting or join us at one of our upcoming events to explore being a part of this worldwide organization. See Membership section for more information.
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.