Soroptimist International is a women’s organization that works to make positive differences in the lives of women through volunteer service to communities. The organization was founded in 1921, and has more than 100,000 professional women members in 120 countries.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation 7/17/02; Soroptomists International 7/17/02
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .