The Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women (formerly the Soroptimist Making a Difference for Women Award), honors ordinary women, who through their professional or personal activities, make extraordinary efforts to improve the lives of women and girls. These women’s efforts help promote issues that are important to the Soroptimist organization. Past Recipients of this distinguished award have included: Alexis Del Cid (Koin Local6), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN), Shirley Temple Black, Princess Diana, and Linda Faistein. All of these women have been the “Best for Women."
The 2012 Ruby Award Honoree is
Mary Blanchette, M.A.
Children’s Justice Center in Vancouver, WA.