The Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women acknowledges women who are working to improve the lives of women and girls through their personal or professional activities. Their efforts help to promote the issues that are important to the Soroptimist organization. Honourees are women who have worked in extraordinary ways to benefit women and girls. Examples of the type of work honoured include: spearheading an effort to open a domestic violence shelter, working to secure health services for low-income women, starting a mentoring program for at-risk girls, or lobbing companies to provide on-site child care.
The program enables local Soroptimist clubs and the Soroptimist organization to thank these women and encourage others to explore ways to assist women and girls. The program begins on the club level, where the type of recognition varies. Award winners at the club level are eligible for an additional cash award of $1,500 at the Western Canada Region level .
For more information on the Ruby Award, or to nominate an outstanding woman for the award, please contact a club in your area.