Nominations Sought for Soroptimist Ruby Award

Soroptimist International of Pasadena/Altadena is searching for applicants for its Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women, which honors women who – through their personal or professional activities – make extraordinary efforts on behalf of women and girls. Women can nominate themselves or another woman in their community.

Nominees should be women who have made extraordinary differences on behalf of women and girls, such as 2014 awardee Dr. Mikala Rahn of LearningWorks, Inc. Each awardee is also given a cash grant for her designated charity, and will move to district and international competition.

Applications are now available at local libraries, the Altadena Community Center, Women at Work, the chamber of commerce and online at

Applications must be returned to Soroptimist International of Pasadena/Altadena by Nov. 15. They can be mailed to P.O. Box 66, Altadena, CA 91003.

Soroptimist International of Pasadena/Altadena is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Locally, the organization’s support includes the Door of Hope, the Women’s Room, YWCA and Women At Work.