April 2024 News from FAWCO

Upcoming Events

April 18, 2024 7–8:30 pm CET: SDFCU (State Department Federal Credit Union) presentation for FAWCO members
Investing in women starts at home with having access to financial institutions. Join this informative virtual meeting to find out more about our options. Please register in advance for this meeting.

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April 25, 2024 7–8:30 pm CET: Global Issues Book Discussion – The Hidden Life of Trees
This book looks at life through the perspective of trees – their relationships, the science of their existence, how they communicate with each other, and what it means for us and the planet. The Environment Team’s Valerie Garforth will lead the discussion. Register here.


4-6 October, 2024 Region 3 meeting in Paris!

AWG Paris will be hosting the FAWCO Region 3 Meeting on October 4-6, 2024, in Paris. This is a unique chance for you to meet other people from FAWCO and network with likeminded women from Spain and France. It will also be a great opportunity to learn more about what FAWCO can do for your club, and what you can do for FAWCO.

We are lucky to have Peninah from Awesome Blossoms, as our keynote speaker, to share insights on the target project’s progress!

There will be tours, a cocktail party, meetings in a beautiful 19th century venue “Cercle de l’Union Interalliée”, and dinner in a historic restaurant. You will discover Paris like you’ve never seen it before, and you will get to meet Peninah in person!

Registration details will be announced shortly, so keep your eyes peeled.

Interim Meeting highlights

The FAWCO interim meeting took place in Porto from the 15th - 17th of March. The development grant winners and summaries from the engaging discussions held during the conference have not yet been published, but stay tuned, I will keep you informed once they are available on the website.

As for the education awards, the 2024 recipients are as follows:
1) Academic Award for Arts = Shane McKevitt (AIWA Venice) - earning a PhD in film.  Project about werewolves in Irish culture.
2) Academic Award for Humanities = Sofia Prudencio (AWBS Intl Women's Club) - pursuing a degree in politics and sociology, interested in the sociopolitical dynamics of developed nations as they become more ethnically diverse.
3) Academic Award for Sciences = Lauren Cederbaum (AWC Basel) - studying sports medicine to help injured athletes return to their profession.
4) Academic Award for Women in STEM = Hannah Leichert (AWC Hamburg) - studying medicine, researching how to establish a minimally invasive animal model for the use of radiology in cancer treatment.
5) Dual Cultural Award = Claudia del Pino (AWC Madrid) - To spend a year at a US High School to explore the US part of her heritage.
6) Shirley Kearney Award = Alkistis Kallinikou (AWC Brussels) - working on her PhD dissertation exploring the challenges faced by gifted children.
7) FAUSA Skills Enhancement Award = Deborah Lillian (AAWE Paris) - earning a professional certificate in millinery at the SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology.
8) Skills Enhancement II Award = Ada Mozas (AWC Bogota) - becoming a certified wellness coach to use her nursing and nutrition education to help her clients live their best lives.
9) Continuing Education Award = Nialani Green (AWC Bern) - taking the continuing education credits she needs to continue to work as a certified speech language pathologist with school children.


Inspiring Women

Read our current issue, Women and Democracy!
FAWCO women are involved in democracy and all it entails - standing up for it, educating about it, running for office, service as an elected official, protecting voting rights, monitoring international elections and so much more!

Also out is our 2023 Highlights issue! Look back at our favorite 2023 Profiles and Features.

We're hard at work on our upcoming 2024 issues! Here's what you have to look forward to - be sure to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your FAWCO friends!
May 23, 2024 Women Working With Words - Deadline for nominations: Friday, March 22, 2024
September 19, 2024 Women Entrepreneurs - Deadline for nominations: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
November 21, 2024 The Family Connection - Deadline for nominations: Thursday, September 26, 2024
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