IWA  The International Women's Association of Bucharest

There are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet.

Welcome! Since 1978, IWA has been the spot for expat and local women to meet, 
find friends, support charity, and explore Romania. We'd love for you to join us!

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IWA is a partner with

Bucharest with Kids is a resource for families living in (or moving to) Bucharest. It is a comprehensive source of English-language information about family friendly providers and activities for kids of all ages in Bucharest.
 Click below for their website:


IWA is a partner with BSPN 
The Bucharest Spouse Professional Network

BSPN was established to support expatriate spouses and partners looking for meaningful employment, professional experience or voluntary work whilst in Bucharest. BSPN also helps those expats trying to decide "what next?" Contact by emailing:

Click here for their FB group: 

BSPN Expat Networking

IWA is a proud member of Open Door
and sister International Women's groups.
Click here to find other groups
around the world:

Open Door

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We're so glad you are visiting our website. The members of IWA are a diverse and dynamic group of women from around the world. We have a wide range of activities, ranging from serious to silly. We have fun in our clubs, lunches and outings. We enrich our time in Bucharest by learning more about Romania. We share a desire to impact less fortunate communities through our Charity grants, funded by a remarkable multicultural Christmas Bazaar in December. 

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our monthly Newcomer Meetings or Coffee Mornings. There is truly something for everyone here so don't be a stranger! We look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes, 
Ximena, Fatima and all the women of IWA

2017-2018 IWA Volunteer Board 

President:  Ximena Alexandra Reyes  (Chilean/Ecuadorian/Swedish)

1st Vice President:  Fatima Madeira-Gruben

2nd Vice President: (vacant)

Secretary:  Andreea Salinas  (American/Romanian)

Charity:  Delia Sfetcu  (Romanian)

Terry O’Donnell Parsons
Anouk Ragot (French)
Amel Ben Khaled (French)

Website:  Nancy Sage (Canadian/American)

Fundraising:  Maria Raets Musat (French/Romanian)

Natalie Ohlsen-Fueger
Cristha Reyes
Cintia Barrientos (Argentinian/Italian)
Johanna Traven (American/Irish)




Please contact us via email:

For business purposes,
our mailing address is:

International Women's Association of Bucharest
Str. Gheorghe Lazar nr. 5B, ground floor, apt. 1, 
Sector 1,
 Bucharest, Romania


The International Women's Association of Bucharest is an independent, voluntary, charitable, non-profit and non-political organization. The purpose of IWA is to promote friendship amongst women of all nationalities living in Romania, and to introduce its foreign members to the life and culture of its country. In addition, IWA raises funds to support such charitable projects and organizations as IWA determines to be sound and worthy recipients of IWA funding.

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