Live Your Dream Awards

Soroptimist's Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Why We Do It

Education is the pathway to economically empowering women and girls.

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When Women Learn

families live healthier lives

(Source: Population Reference Bureau)

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When Girls Go To School

they are more likely to get paying jobs and their financial contributions to their families—and their nations—increase

(Source: Population Reference Bureau)

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When Girls Have Educated Moms

they are more likely to be enrolled in school and to reach higher levels of education

(Source: Population Reference Bureau)

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When Women Are Educated

their countries are more likely to have greater economic growth

(Source: World Bank)

Our Impact

Since 1972, Soroptimist International of the Americas distributed over $41 million in education awards to 41,000 women making a better life for themselves and their families.

We invest in women's education because it transforms lives and communities. The Live Your Dream Awards has been recognized for its effectiveness and long-term impact.


of Live Your Dream Award recipients completed their education and improved their standard of living


of recipients who completed their educational degree or certification secured higher-paying employment


of recipients report the award has increased their self-esteem

Pictures Of Past Award Ceremonies