IWAThe International Women's Association of Bucharest
IWA is a volunteer-run nonprofit association, bringing people together since 1978. 

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The International Women's Association of Bucharest is an independent, voluntary, charitable, non-profit and apolitical 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 our host country. In addition, IWA raises funds to support such charitable projects and organizations as IWA determines to be sound and worthy recipients of funding. IWA was founded in 1978 by members of the diplomatic community and local women, and became a legal association in 2000.

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IWA History


Please contact us via email:  iwabucharest@gmail.com

For business purposes, our mailing address is:
IWA: The International Women's Association of Bucharest
Str. Gheorghe Lazar nr. 5B, ground floor, apt. 1, 
Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania

IWA is a proud member of Open Door
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IWA members are from


different countries

... and counting

IWA Volunteer Council 2019-2020

President:  Terry O'Donnell Parsons (American)
Vice President:  Deborah Harper-Christian (American)

Second Vice President:  Gillian Adamson (British-Irish)

Treasurer: Claudia Andrei (Romanian-American)

SecretaryIrina Moreno (Romanian-Canadian)

Charity Chair:  Delia Sfetcu (Romanian)

MembershipWin Larsen (Filipino)Cheryl Shirzadi (American) 

ActivitiesAna Zuravliova (Lithuanian), Shirley Navone (Belgian) 

CommunicationAlecsandra Ecard (Romanian)

Supported by many committee members: 
Silvia Margineanu (Romanian)Mary Stefan (Romanian-American), Andreea Rusu (Romanian), Kathrin Finke (German), Yuliana Garmash (Russian), Zoe Popa (Bulgarian-German), Monica Bommer-Neuner (Austrian), Diana Visan (Romanian), Ramona Pandelas (Romanian), Georgiana Pogonaru (Romanian), Marina Coanda Bundac (Romanian-American)  

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