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!


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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Greetings and Welcome to the IWA website!

Whether you are new in town, one of our valued members or just stopping by to see what we are all about, we hope you will find a lot of helpful information about our incredible organization here.

IWA's purpose is trifold as we seek cultural enrichment, meaningful social opportunities and a shared desire to positively impact less fortunate communities through our welfare projects. IWA is comprised of a diverse and dynamic group of international and local women who gather monthly for Coffee Mornings, a variety of social activities and collectively host a remarkable Bazaar every December, the proceeds from which are thoughtfully given back to the populations who need it most by the work of our charity committee. In addition to our serious endeavors, we also like to have fun. We hope to see you at our upcoming tours, lunches, cooking demos and more.

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 and come check us out!

Terry O'Donnell Parsons, Manzar Huseynli and Ximena Reyes

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Contact Us
Our office is not regularly staffed so please contact us via email: iwabucharest@gmail.com

For business purposes, our mailing address is:
International Women's Association of Bucharest
155 Calea Victoriei, block D1, 5th entrance, 5th floor, offices A5, District 1, postal code 010073
Bucharest, Romania

  2015-2016 Volunteer Board Members

President: Terry O'Donnell Parsons (United States)

First Vice-President: Manzar Huseynli (Azerbaijan)

Second Vice-President: Ximena Alexandra Reyes (Ecuador/Sweden)

Secretary: Ozge Güneş (Turkey)

Treasurer: Carmen Barta (Romania)

Activities: Nicoleta Candea-Muntean (Romania)

Charity: Dana Abi Chahine (Romania/Canada)

Newsletter: Banu Demir (Turkey) and Karine Lamy (France)

Website: Maria Raets Musat (Romania/France)

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