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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

Caitlin A.


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

Bettina D.


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

Fiona C.


Fiona supports the President in the management of IWA activities.

Sara C.

Vice President

Sara C. 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.

Monika K.


Monika 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.

Position open
Activities Officer
The Activities Officer 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.

Corinna R. / Bettina D.
Happy Hour Coordinators
Corinna and Bettina organize the monthly happy hour events, enjoyable early evening meetings in relaxed settings.

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

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

Laura K. / Isabella K.
Lean-in Circle / Women in Business Breakfast
Laura and Isabella organize our Lean-in Circle / WIBB meetings to support our members in their professional development.

Kerry K. / Sara C.
Mums & Tots Coordinators
Kerry and Sara organize monthly meetups at child-friendly events and venues upon request.

Joanne K. / Corinna R.
Joanne and Corinne were elected in March 2023 to audit the IWA financial accounts on an annual basis.

Sara C.

Sara supports the President by providing legal information and advice on legal procedures upon request.