15th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration: Planning is Underway!

IWOC 2021

AWIU’s 2022 International Women of Courage Committee is excited to announce that planning is underway for the 15th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration. It is a privilege to commemorate AWIU’s 15th year of collaborating with the U.S. Department of State to celebrate the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage awardees. Their exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment inspire all of us to make the world a better place.

The IWOC Committee is planning for an in-person Celebration in March 2022, with both live and video elements. Co-chairs Mary Schammel and Nancy Annick anticipate that the event will return to the Los Angeles Jonathan Club. In addition to a live portion, there will be video introductions of the 2022 International Women of Courage presented by the ambassadors who nominated them – a true highlight of last year’s IWOC Virtual Celebration. “It is an innovative way to showcase the U.S. Department of State’s extraordinary program and bring the women’s stories to life,” explained Mary.

The IWOC Committee will be sending out its Patron and Sponsor information soon. AWIU is deeply grateful to all of the Patrons and Sponsors of the International Women of Courage Celebration. We hope that all AWIU members will consider joining us in Los Angeles and being Patrons or Sponsors of our organization’s signature event.

2019 International Women of Courage at the Jonathon Club

Picture of 2020 IWOC recipients in DC

2020 International Women of Courage in Washington, DC.

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