IWAThe International Women's Association of Bucharest
IWA is a volunteer-run nonprofit association, bringing people together since 1978. 

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The International Women's Association of Bucharest is an independent, voluntary, charitable, non-profit and apolitical 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 our host country. In addition, IWA raises funds to support such charitable projects and organizations as IWA determines to be sound and worthy recipients of funding. IWA was founded in 1978 by members of the diplomatic community and local women, and became a legal association in 2000.

Activities and Events

IWA History


Please contact us via email:  iwabucharest@gmail.com

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

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IWA members are from


different countries

... and counting

IWA Volunteer Council and Committees
June 2019 - May 2020

President: Terry O’Donnell Parsons (American)

Vice President: Deborah Harper-Christian (American)

Second Vice President: Gillian Adamson (British-Irish)

Treasurer: Claudia Andrei (Romanian-American)

Secretary: Irina Moreno (Romanian-Canadian)


Chair: Delia Sfetcu (Romanian)

supported by a large team / new members always welcome 

Membership Team 

Win Larsen (Filipino), Cheryl Shirzadi (American)Beatrice Cante (French), Alison Gritis (American) / new members always welcome 

Activities Team: more help needed 

Ana Zuravliova (Lithuanian), Shirley Navone (Belgian)Silvia Margineanu (Romanian)

Communications Team / new members always welcome

Chairs: Alecsandra Ecard (Romanian), Zuzana Mandic (Czech)

Website: Andreea Rusu (Romanian) 

Social Media: Kathrin Finke (German) 

Blog/Magazine: Yuliana Garmash (Russian)Zoe Popa (Bulgarian-German)Monica Bommer-Neuner (Austrian) 

Raluca Cristina Ursu (Romanian)

Fundraising Team: 
Coffee Mornings: Mary Stefan (Romanian-American)

Charity: help needed 

Charity Christmas Bazaar Chair

Marina Coanda Bundac (Romanian-American)

supported by a large team

Contingency Team: Georgiana Poganaru (Romanian), Delia Sfetcu (Romanian), and Marina Coanda Bundac (Romanian-American)

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