Updated: Dec 30, 2020
Sorority, by definition, is an organization for female students at a college or university in a North American fraternity system. It isn’t known in Brazil either, as an organization or as a purpose.
When sororities were founded, college campuses were dominated by men. Many female students felt isolated, not just because the male students outnumbered them, but because this was a time when women were largely considered unsuited to higher education. Sororities began as a way for women to find intellectual and social companionship with one another.
The members that form a sorority share their efforts, friendship, and knowledge. Together they learn, grow, and make the group stronger. Their common experience builds ties that last a lifetime.
The term has gotten to Brazil as sisterhood: ‘the strong feeling of friendship and support among women who are involved in action to improve women's rights.” It has been growing, although in baby steps.
We all have in common a desire to help others, which we can do through AmSoc's many activities that benefit children in need. When we unite through our strengths, we are able to enact change for the better. My personal goal is to reinforce this, helping and supporting each other, as well as helping children.
We have the opportunity to spread the world ‘sorority’ — not just as a concept or a collegiate organization. We can give it the strength it deserves, as a part of humanity not just as women.
Every time we get together it is an opportunity, not only to get to know new people, new lives, new stories, new business partnerships, but also to show how strong women can be together in order to make the world a better place for everyone.
My personal invitation to you: join us at our WomenWork events, and take the chance to be a source of solidarity and support to other women. I am sure, each one of us has a lot of things to share!