AIWC & FAWCO Membership

We're not alone! Your membership with AIWC automatically joins you with FAWCO - Federation of American Women's Club Overseas. 

Biennial FAWCO Conference

March 23 - 26 in Bratislava

The FAWCO Biennial Conference will take place from Thursday 23 March to Sunday 26 March in Bratislava, Slovakia. The FAWCO Biennial conference provides an opportunity for Club Presidents, Reps, and interested members to meet and network as well as go on city tours. The proposed slate of officers for the FAWCO Board and the FAWCO Foundation Board will be voted on. The conference planners have also arranged a number of useful workshops including information about The Target Program/Environment and the Human Rights team. There will be a panel discussion with the Slovakian Ambassador to Austria and the Viennese Ambassador to Slovakia. The FAWCO Foundation Night will include dinner, silent and live auctions.

FAWCO celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2021!

Founded in 1931, FAWCO is an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations comprising 58 member Clubs in 30 countries worldwide. FAWCO serves as a resource and a voice for its members. It seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment. It advocates for the rights of US citizens overseas. Contributes to the global community through its Teams and The FAWCO Foundation, which provides Development Grants and Education Awards.

The organization is a global women’s NGO (non-governmental organization), and since 1997, FAWCO has held special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

The FAWCO Foundation is the philanthropic arm of FAWCO. As members of FAWCO, you have the opportunity to nominate charities  in order to receive FAWCO Development Grants, and even apply for Education Awards for member and children of members.  The Deadline for applications for Education Awards has been extended to March 27, 2022.

For 2020 - 2022 our club is supporting the FAWCO Target Project, S.A.F.E.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with FAWCO, please contact our FAWCO Representative, Laureen Scharps, to learn more. There's so many ways to get involved.

In an effort to open up a dialogue within FAWCO clubs about race in the aftermath of police brutality and killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor among other African Americans, AIWC FAWCO Rep, Laureen Scharps, organized a Zoom for all FAWCO clubs in September, 2020, with invited panelists Tonya Teichert, Diversity and Inclusion Chair, and Kanika Holloway, Presidents Coordinator to speak. 

Members: visit our Member Connections to watch the discussion

Our Speaker Series continued in October with:

If you missed the Women Speak Up about race at work speaker event, it is now available on video.

The Women Speak Up series is designed to educate and create a dialogue between club members about race.  We can only bring about change and raise awareness when we talk about race and act when we see racist behavior within ourselves, our communities, and our workplaces (as employees and volunteers). The panel discussion and workshop took place on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, with:


Laureen Scharps, FAWCO Representative, AIWC Frankfurt Taunus; and


Kanika Holloway, FAWCO 2nd V.P. and Businesswoman

Almaz Sullivan, Educator and Financial Services

Bayo Callender, President, AWC Stockholm and Esquire

The panelists shared their stories and analysis about racism at their workplaces which was followed up by a lively and interactive discussion. 

Members: See this latest video here


The FAWCO quarterly magazine Inspiring Women is available here and definitely worth reading.  FAWCO members all over the world are doing some amazing things.

Read the original version here.   Click on the cover below to read the PDF version.

An Archive of Inspiring Women Magazine including the 90th Anniversary can be found here.

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