Jackie DeMartini of Newcastle, Calif., is serving a one-year term as secretary/treasurer of the Board of Directors for Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc.® (SIA), a global women’s volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
As secretary/treasurer, DeMartini will participate in strategic planning and program development for the organization to increase its collective impact in helping women and girls around the world to achieve their full potential. In addition, she will work with Soroptimist’s professional staff to oversee the organization’s financial practices and accounts.
DeMartini is a member of Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin, one of 1,200 Soroptimist clubs throughout the world. A member since 1998, DeMartini has held several leadership positions including region governor and treasurer; and club president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.
“I am excited to begin my term as secretary/treasurer of Soroptimist,” DeMartini said. “I look forward to being able to shape the future of Soroptimist and continue our global mission of providing women and girls with access to education and training so they can achieve economic empowerment.”
DeMartini is the owner of JC Bookkeeping and Financial Services. She attended Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif., where she received an associate of arts degree in liberal arts. In addition to her Soroptimist involvement, she is a member of the Newcastle Portuguese Hall Association.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Soroptimist (Soroptimist.org) provides women and girls with access to education and training through the work of volunteers in 21 countries and territories. Its Soroptimist Dream Programs ensure women and girls achieve economic empowerment so they and their families can lead better lives. The Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women® provide cash grants for head-of-household women seeking to improve their earning potential. About $35 million in awards has been disbursed to tens of thousands of women since the award-winning program began in 1972. Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls® provides girls with tangible strategies to accomplish their future career goals. Soroptimist is a 501(c)(3) organization that relies on charitable donations to support its programs