The International Women's Association of Bucharest

There are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet.

Welcome! Since 1978, IWA has been the spot for expat and local women to meet, 
find friends, support charity, and explore Romania. We'd love for you to join us!

Spring 2017 Magazine: 2017 IWA Spring Magazine.pdf
February 2017 Magazine: 2017-02 IWA Magazine.pdf

Upcoming events

Contact Us
Our office is not regularly staffed so please contact us via email:  iwabucharest@gmail.com

For business purposes our mailing address is:
IWA: International Women's Association of Bucharest
Str. Gheorghe Lazar nr. 5B, ground floor, apt. 1, 
Sector 1,
 Bucharest, Romania


The International Women's Association of Bucharest is an independent, voluntary, charitable, non-profit and non-political organization. The purpose of IWA is to promote friendship amongst women of all nationalities living in Romania, and to introduce its foreign members to the life and culture of its country. In addition, IWA raises funds to support such charitable projects and organizations as IWA determines to be sound and worthy recipients of IWA funding.

IWA is happy to be a partner with

Bucharest with Kids is a resource for families living in (or moving to) Bucharest. It aims to be a comprehensive source of English-language information about family friendly providers for kids of all ages in Bucharest.The site catalogues family friendly services, stores and activities that are commonly used and recommended for kids and families.  Click below for their website:

Bucharest with Kids

IWA is a proud member of the Open Door group of International Women's Associations. Click here to find other groups:  Open Door 

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Events Calendar, Discussion Forum, and Membership Directory


We're so glad you are visiting our website. The members of IWA are a diverse and dynamic group of women from around the world. We have a wide range of activities, ranging from serious to silly. We have fun in our clubs, lunches and outings. We enrich our time in Bucharest by learning more about Romania. We share a desire to impact less fortunate communities through our Charity grants, funded by a remarkable multicultural Christmas Bazaar in December. 

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our monthly Newcomer Meetings or Coffee Mornings. There is truly something for everyone here so don't be a stranger! We look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes, 
Ximena, Lise, Fatima and all the women of IWA

2017-2018 IWA Volunteer Board 

President:  Ximena Alexandra Reyes  (Chilean/Ecuadorian/Swedish)

1st Vice President:  Lise Spriggle (American)

2nd Vice President:  Fatima Madeira-Gruben (Portuguese)

Secretary:  Andreea Salinas  (American/Romanian)

Treasurer:  Dennis Leal (Colombian)

Charity:  Delia Sfetcu  (Romanian)

Activities: Megan Ostuni (American/Italian)

Membership:  Terry O’Donnell Parsons (American)

Website:  Nancy Sage (Canadian/American)

Newsletter:  Karine Lamy (French)

Fundraising:  Maria Raets Musat (French/Romanian)

Deputy Newsletter:  Smriti Kurian

Deupty Activities: 
Natalie Ohlsen-Fueger
Cristha Reyes
Cintia Barrientos (Argentinian/Italian)

Deputy Membership: Anouk Ragot (French)

IWA is happy to be a partner with the 

BSPN was established to support expatriate spouses and partners looking for meaningful employment, professional experience or voluntary work whilst in Bucharest. The Network aims to capture the skills and experience of its members, facilitate networking with potential employers and contacts, and raise members’ professional profiles in Bucharest.
You may contact the network by emailing:
Click here for their FB group: BSPN Expat Networking

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