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Who We Are: Profile of Our Members

International Women Associates (IWA) is a Chicago-area forum that connects women with diverse international backgrounds. The membership is comprised of approximately 500 members from 60 different countries.

IWA represents not only a diversity of cultures, but of ages, professions, and ethnicities, from young professionals to active grandmothers.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

IWA welcomes women who are foreign born but living in the Chicago area, or American women whose spouses or parents are foreign born, who have been living abroad themselves, or whose family member is or has been engaged in international business, international education, or the diplomatic service.

New members are nominated by current members. If an applicant does not know a current IWA member, she may apply online to initiate the membership process. Candidates for membership are approved by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Director for Membership.

For questions concerning membership, please contact Pilaar Pantoja, Organizational Manager, at 312-263-1421 or membership@iwachicago.org.

To join IWA click here.

Our members represent the following countries:
  • Afghanistan
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • England
  • El Salvador
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece 
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • The Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • People's Republic of China
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland 
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

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