Soroptimist International of Raleigh, a local club of the global volunteer organization Soroptimist® that economically empowers women, awarded four recipients—Bertha, Kayla, Latisha, and Shanetta—with its Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women. Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects.

Due to COVID restrictions, the awards ceremony was held online by invitation only. 48 people attended our online event, including the 2021 recipients, recipients’ guests, three past recipients, sponsors, one of our Live Your Dream Awards judges, and club members.

The Raleigh Club grants $2,000 to each local award recipient. One of these awardees is submitted for consideration for a Soroptimist Central East Coast Region award (up to $1,500). Region recipients are then considered for one of two awards ($3,000 and $5,000) from Soroptimist International of the Americas.

Each of the 2021 Live Your Dream Awards finalists has overcome enormous obstacles in order to get where they are today. To read more about each of these amazing women, visit Real Stories.