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Upcoming events

    • 10/24/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    • 19

    Program: Let's Roll the Korean Way!!

    Description: This evening will be filled with fun and the opportunity to learn how to make Korean Gimbop (similar to maki) and Japchea (noodles with vegetables.) Asian Culture Co-Chair,  Aelee Han will bring all of the ingredients and demonstrate/teach how to roll your own.  We will have the opportunity to taste 3 different kinds of Gimbop including a Kimchi version and Japchea. Please come with your favorite drinks (BYOD) and be ready to taste a few Korean all time favorites. If you are feeling ambitious, you are welcome to bring your favorite Asian dish to share. It's The Way We Roll!!

    RSVP BY 10/16/17


    • 10/26/2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Details to be provided upon registration.

    Program (IN GERMAN): Neue Ideen,  Neue Programme

    RSVP by 10/20/17

    • 10/27/2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., Chicago

    October Spotlight Program (In English)

    Description: Insider Chicago and the French CLA invite you to a guided visit of the Affichomania exhibition, the passion for French Posters during the Belle Epoque at the Driehaus Museum - 40 E. Erie St. 

    RSVP by October 23rd, 2017

    Your $27.50 contribution will support IWA’s philanthropic program at Swift School and pays for the cost of the visit.

    • 10/27/2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Details provided upon registration.
    Registration is closed

    • 10/31/2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago

    Program (IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH): Visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art. 

    Special exhibit for the Day of the Dead and view of the wonderful art displays of Latin artists. 

    Optional Lunch at Taqueria Los Comales, 1444 W. 18th St. at 11 a.m.

    11 a.m. Lunch, 1:30 p.m. Museum.


    • 11/02/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    Program (IN ENGLISH): “From Animal Skins to Haute Couture”- 50,000 years ago Homo Sapiens invented the needle and started sewing animal skins together to make clothes and fashion was born. Chantal Seguy, IWA Member, will talk about the evolution of our western garments and the instruments invented to create them.

    RSVP BY 10/30/17

    Note: 10:30 a.m. Social Time, 11 a.m. Program

    • 11/02/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    • 32

    Film: 'A Man Called Ove' (to be viewed) 

    Description: A Swedish film directed by Hannes Holm, and Sweden's nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 2016. The film is about a scroogey old grump called Ove (Rolf Lassgard) who goes about his neighborhood being bad tempered and disagreeable. But we learn about the tough breaks that Ove has had along the way, which explain how he became a cantankerous old man who even tries to kill himself. Then some young neighbors give him a chance at happiness and redemption…

    Leader: Informal discussion

    RSVP BY 10/31/17


    • 11/03/2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Alphawood Foundation Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Suite 210 (Near intersection of Halsted, Lincoln, and Fullerton)

    Program: "Then They Came for Me" an exhibit on the historical incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the demise of civil liberties.

    Questions: Shaun Banks, sbanks97@me.com, or Dell Harmsen, backinmiami@hotmail.com

    $10 donation to support IWA’s philanthropic programs at Swift School

    NOTE: Free parking available in Gallery lot in any spaces except those designated as being for bank employees.

    • 11/06/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., 11th Floor Conference Room

    Play: A View From The Bridge (see the play before the meeting)

    Playwright: Arthur Miller

    Theatre: Goodman (Play ends October 15)

    Presenter: Doreen Feitelberg

    RSVP BY 10/27/17


    • 11/07/2017
    • 11:30 AM (CST)
    • Drake Hotel Chicago, 140 E Walton Place, Chicago


    The Woman Extraordinaire Award Program and Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at the 

    Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago

    11 a.m. VIP Lounge with the Honoree (By invitation only)

    11:30 a.m. General Reception

    12 p.m. Luncheon and Program

    1:30 p.m. Adjournment 

    For Sponsorship Information and Form CLICK HERE

    To Buy Raffle Tickets, CLICK HERE

    If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a DONATION to support the mission of IWA, CLICK HERE

    All donations will be communicated to Ms. Jung. 

    Thank you for your support.  

    To learn more about IWA Award Events, CLICK HERE



    • 11/07/2017
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Drake Hotel


    Chances are $25 each or 5 for $100



    A private dinner for you and three of your guests with the 

    2017 WEX Recipient, Kimberly Jung and our emcee, 

    Alpana Singh at her restaurant, The Boarding House



    A one week stay in a beautiful Miami Beach condo, located 1/2 block from the beach. March 17-25, 2018. One bedroom, two bath condo (with an additional queen sleeper sofa)


    Third Prize 

    Holiday Afternoon Tea for Four at the Palm Court in the historic Drake Hotel Chicago!  After a day of shopping, get in the holiday spirit with the finest tea, small bites, music and beautiful decor.




    You and 9 friends will enjoy a night out at Drury Lane Theater.  

    You will start with a scrumptious dinner at Lucille followed by a performance of your choice!  Upcoming shows include "42nd Street," "South Pacific," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and more. 


    You and 9 friends will indulge on a Champagne brunch featuring decadent cuisine, lavish desserts and signature cocktails. With over ten stations of gourmet food to choose from, brunch at Drury Lane is the best way to spend your Sunday.

    *Terms and conditions, blackout dates, may apply for all prizes


    • 11/07/2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • Drake Hotel

    If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a DONATION, to support the mission of IWA, please see the column on the left.

    All donations will be communicated to Ms.  Jung.  

    Thank you for your support.   

    To Purchase Tickets or Become a Sponsor,  CLICK HERE

    For Sponsorship Information and Form CLICK HERE

    To Buy Raffle Tickets, CLICK HERE

    To learn more about IWA Award Events, CLICK HERE

    • 11/08/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    • 29

    Program: Stories of Refugee Women: Trauma and its Consequences

    Presenter: Shaifali Sandhya, PH.D., Cambridge and U. of Chicago educated psychologist and international author, Director of CARE Family Consultation health practice. Her field research among refugees reveals the 5 unique traumas endured by female refugees. Hear their stories in their own words and Sandhya’s insights into crucial but overlooked aspects of the crisis: its psychological consequences on women and girls and the effect on the societies where they find refuge and the hidden effects on these women and their families.

    NOTE: Arabic Culture & English Speaking World Joint Program

    • 11/10/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • Turkish Consulate, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Suite 2900

    Program: "Remembering Atatürk, the Founder of the Republic of Turkey"

    Description: Join us in commemorating one of the greatest leaders of 20th century who passed away 79 years ago on November 10th. Learn how he profoundly inspired and continues to inspire the world with his transformational leadership, great vision, exceptional reforms, struggle against colonialism & imperialism, and relentless efforts towards forging better understanding & cooperation between nations, and international peace. The program will conclude with a performance of Atatürk's favorite songs.

    RSVP BY 11/8/17

    • 11/13/2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    • 11/16/2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    • 11/16/2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Goethe Institut, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200, Chicago

    Program (IN GERMAN): “Morgen spielen wir Schwestern”

    Gedichte und Prosa zum Thema Mutter und Tochter

    Presenter and Host: Geertje Potash Suhr

    RSVP BY 11/9/17


    • 11/17/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    Asian Culture & Literature Join Program

    Book: Monkey: Folk Novel of China (Arthur Waley translation. Please read in advance of meeting.)

    Author: Wu Ch'eng-en

    Leader: Ling Arenson


Past events

10/23/2017 European Culture: "Let the Sunshine in" Film Viewing
10/20/2017 Patron & Founder's Circle Afternoon Tea
10/20/2017 Literature: "Hero of the Empire" by Candace Millard
10/19/2017 Bridge
10/16/2017 International Dining Program: Indian Lunch Buffet
10/13/2017 Turkish Culture: Noah's Pudding
10/12/2017 Hellenic Culture: Tour of the American Writers Museum
10/11/2017 Pre-Gala Program: Film Screening Presented by Asian Pop-Up Cinema
10/11/2017 English Speaking World: Nina's Best Exotic India Memories
10/10/2017 Polish Language: Power of Identity
10/10/2017 Modern Professionals: Members Story Showcase & Pre-WEX Event
10/09/2017 Beginner Bridge
10/06/2017 International Gourmet Program Presents “Olé! Viva España!”
10/05/2017 Film Discussion: "Brooklyn"
10/04/2017 Knitting Program-NEW!!!
10/03/2017 China Gala Pop-Up Program, Ceramic and the Silk Road
10/02/2017 Performing Arts: "The Audience"
09/28/2017 German & Polish Language Joint Program
09/25/2017 European Culture: Pot-Luck Lunch
09/22/2017 Insider Chicago: GEMS World Academy Chicago Tour
09/21/2017 Bridge
09/20/2017 Arabic Culture: "The Two Million"
09/18/2017 Spanish Language: "How Do You Do?"
09/15/2017 Literature: "The Infatuations" by Javier Marias
09/14/2017 Hellenic Culture: "Thinking About Women and Gender in Athenian Drama"
09/12/2017 Modern Professionals: "The Body Message"
09/11/2017 Beginner Bridge
09/08/2017 Turkish Culture: Picturesque Istanbul
09/07/2017 Asian Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "A World Without Theives"
09/05/2017 French Language: Bring a Bibelot
08/19/2017 Literature: Potluck Dinner Meeting
08/17/2017 European Culture: Saints & Heroes, Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
08/07/2017 Performing Arts: "Ah, Wilderness"
08/02/2017 A 95th Birthday Celebration for IWA Founder, Doe Thornburg
07/27/2017 Asian Culture: Annual Dinner Celebration
07/23/2017 The International Gourmet Program “A South African Braaivleis” (Barbecue)
07/21/2017 Literature: "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich
07/20/2017 European Culture: Post-Gala Lawn Party at Ravinia
07/11/2017 Modern Professional & Pre-Wex Program
06/27/2017 Asian Culture: Yearly Planning Breakfast
06/22/2017 German Language: The German Harmonica & African-American Blues Culture
06/21/2017 European Culture: Classical Music at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
06/19/2017 Spanish Language: Planning Meeting
06/16/2017 Literature: "Citizens of London" by Lynn Olson
06/14/2017 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/13/2017 Modern Professionals: Women in Architecture (CANCELLED)
06/10/2017 Polish & Spanish Joint Program
06/09/2017 Turkish Culture: Live Classical Music & Raki Night
06/07/2017 IWA Woman Extraordinaire "Getting to Know You" Evening Event at Frontier
06/06/2017 French Language: Dinner at Chez Moi
06/05/2017 Performing Arts: "Great Expectations"
06/01/2017 Film Discussion: "Trumbo"
05/30/2017 Poetry, General Reading and Writing Salon
05/23/2017 Asian Culture: Private Tour of Ai Weiwei's Photo Activism
05/22/2017 European Culture: "My Life as a Diplomat"
05/20/2017 Insider Chicago, Goose Island Brewery Tour
05/19/2017 Literature: The Mersault Investigation
05/18/2017 German Language: May Program
05/17/2017 Arabic Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "The Square"
05/12/2017 Turkish Culture: Post-Gala Program on Language
05/10/2017 English Speaking World - Oldest World Cuisines
05/09/2017 Modern Professionals: Career Mobility
05/06/2017 Polish Language: Polish Constitution Day Parade
05/05/2017 TICKETS TO THE Gala ~ Suomi Finland 100 ~ Celebrating Together
05/02/2017 French Language: Café Conversation (in French)
05/01/2017 Performing Arts: "Linda Vista"
04/19/2017 Pre-Gala Event, A Finnish high-tech success story: SWAP.COM
04/12/2017 English Speaking World - Literacy Chicago
04/11/2017 Modern Professionals - Creative Power of Women
04/07/2017 IWA Name Badge Spring Sale
03/27/2017 IWA Briefings: Lurie Children's Hospital
03/14/2017 Modern Professional - Int'l Parental Child Abduction
03/10/2017 Turkish Interest - Handmade Turkish Jewelry
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Celebration
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Raffle
02/25/2017 Pre-Gala Program: Lapland to Helsinki, Finland
01/11/2017 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Winter Luncheon from Normandy"
12/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Winter Sale
12/07/2016 2016 IWA Annual Holiday Party
11/29/2016 Insider Chicago “Working in America Exhibit” Private Tour and interactive discussion
10/25/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/25/2016 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/07/2016 Spotlight Program, “The New Science of Cancer” at Northwestern Hospital
10/01/2016 Pop-Up Program ArtPrize International Art Festival
09/28/2016 Open House Celebration at Our New Office and Volunteer Fair!
08/28/2016 The International Gourmet Program invites you to the Annual IWA Summer Picnic
06/15/2016 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
05/13/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for IWA Gala 2016, "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 Sponsorship Opportunities, IWA Gala 2016 "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 TICKETS TO THE IWA Annual Gala "Celebrating Germany"
04/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event II
04/06/2016 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Celebration of the New Season, AN EARLY SPRING PASTICHE"
03/31/2016 Insider Chicago, "Dressing Downton!"
03/08/2016 International Women’s Day Celebration at Intercontinental Chicago
02/05/2016 Insider Chicago, "IWA visits SAIC!” IWA MPG and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
01/25/2016 IWA New Year Open House...Goodbye Suite 1800...Hello 2016!
01/15/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event
08/09/2015 2015 Gourmet Picnic
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