A True Sisterhood

Expressing a loving concern is an integral part of our Objects and Aims. P.E.O. is a sisterhood in the truest sense of the word. Whenever you meet with P.E.O.s, you will find the same affection and kindness you have found in your chapter.

A group of P.E.O. family members

“I love the Sisterhood of P.E.O., knowing that there is a group of women who are willing to help me or my family no matter what the circumstances is a blessing that cannot be measured. It is the true soul of P.E.O.”

Christin D. Smith, 2023-2024 President, Iowa State Chapter

Members of the Siouxland, Iowa Reciprocity Group pose with a sign

Supporting Women’s Education

When P.E.O.s work together, amazing things happen. Each chapter’s collective fundraising efforts have a profound impact on the world around us. The financial support and encouragement from our members have helped more than 125,000 women achieve their goals and provide a positive impact on their communities. As a P.E.O. member, you can be proud of the philanthropic impact you make with your sisters.

“P.EO.’s support has made it possible for me to complete a master’s in education at Harvard University … a dream come true for me. I commit to honor P.E.O.’s mission to support other women to achieve their highest aspirations through education!”

Agustina Ollivier, International Peace Scholarship Fund recipient

Building Confidence and Leadership Skills

P.E.O. is a place where each member can bring in her own unique talents and build on those skills in an encouraging, supportive environment. There are opportunities for each member to be her best and contribute to our Sisterhood as a whole.

First time convention delegates at the 2023 Convention of International Chapter

“Thanks to P.E.O. for empowering women … [it’s] made me stronger and braver!”

Lori Goto, Chapter HR, Austin, Texas

Being an active, dues paying P.E.O. member ensures you have access to these benefits:

  • Access to members-only sections of our website, which includes videos, resources, leadership trainings and more
  • P.E.O. Emblem – your personalized pin engraved with your name, chapter and year of initiation
  • Opportunities to participate in your state, provincial or district convention every year or Convention of International Chapter every other year
  • Access to the P.E.O. Bed and Breakfast listing – P.E.O.s across the United States and Canada open their homes to provide affordable lodging for members and their guests. All proceeds benefit P.E.O. projects.
  • Access to the Rx-TLC listing – a list of P.E.O.s who are willing to help in any kind of emergency situation
  • Support for the philanthropic mission of P.E.O.
  • A network of women who share core principles and can become friends for life