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International Women Association of Graz

IWA members are part of a registered non-profit, non-political and self-supporting club which was established in 1994 to unite English-speaking women who live in and near Graz.


The club is administered by volunteers elected by the membership. Through its membership in Open Door, IWA is linked to international women’s associations around the world.

“I am proudest of establishing something that helps meet the needs of so many people living in Graz.”

IWA Members Graz (2019)

Our Mission

The IWA is a non-profit organization that brings together English-speaking women to promote cross-cultural respect and provide an atmosphere of friendship and support. The club actively raises funds and provides assistance for community and charitable organizations primarily in Austria.


Elected Officers

Sarah H.


Sarah coordinates the current activities of the IWA and represents the IWA in public.

Karen D.


Karen is responsible for the proper financial management of all funds received and disbursed by the IWA.

Carol B.


Carol supports the President in the management of IWA activities.

Isabella K.

Vice President

Isabella organizes guest speakers for the IWA General Meetings and serves as deputy to the President.

Christine C.


Christine supports the Treasurer in carrying out her duties.

Carol G.


Carol supports the Secretary in carrying out her duties.

Administrative Officers

Claudia P.
Membership Officer
Claudia serves as the first point of contact for prospective members, communicates with current members, and maintains all membership records.

Uli D.
Activities Officer
Uli organizes and coordinates various monthly club activities for the benefit of the membership.

Sara C.
Publications Officer
Sara creates the monthly Grapewein newsletter, supports the Website/Facebook Administrator in her duties, and prepares communications as requested by the Board.

Appointed Representatives

Margarita S.
Charity Officer
Margarita supports the elected Board members by helping organizing a specific annual fundraising event and supporting fundraising activities at other monthly events.

Bettina D.
Hospitality Officer & Open Door Coordinator
Bettina organizes the monthly coffee mornings and supports communication with the Open Door Association for International Women’s Clubs.

Astrid W.
Publicity Officer
Astrid liasons with local newspapers and radio stations to ensure that the club’s activities are communicated with the public.

Sarah K.
Website/Facebook Administrator
Sarah updates the IWA website and monitors the club’s Facebook group.

Christine C. / Fiona C.
Book Club Coordinators
Christine and Fiona organize two monthly English book clubs for the IWA.

Laura K. / Carol G.
Professional Networking Support Group
Laura and Carol organize monthly Lean-in Circle meetings to support our members in their professional development.

Sara C.
Sara supports the elected Board members regarding the formal rules and procedures of the IWA.