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Director of Partnerships and Programs, Polytechnic School Ann Diedrich is the director of Partnerships and Programs, the co-director of the Global Initiatives Program and a world languages and history faculty member at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California. She seeks to establish best practices in empathy-building, language acquisition, perspective-taking and global …

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Global Executive Director, International Coalition of Girls’ Schools   Global Executive Director Megan Murphy has led the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools— the leading advocate for girls’ schools—since 2012. During Murphy’s tenure, the coalition has achieved historic growth in programs, membership, and staffing. Established in the United States as the …

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Organizational Development Consultant   Miranda Cohen focusses on international organizational and intercultural competencies. She brings experience in organizational assessment, strategic planning, intercultural understanding, program development, coalition building, and diversity and inclusion. She has over 10 years of experience in the NGO sector and has lived and worked in the United …

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Eunice Reddick 

Ambassador (retired) Eunice Reddick is an AWIU vice-president, co- chair of the Washington Chapter, and co-chair of COIR 2022. She has been a mentor for students interested in international affairs careers as Diplomat-in-Residence at Howard University, and as an instructor in fellowship programs at Georgetown University and Howard University. During …

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Ambassador Tatiana Gfoeller-Volkoff is the immediate past president of AWIU. She is the former ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic whose foreign postings have included Poland, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Soviet Union, Belgium, Russia, and Turkmenistan. She served as a Deputy Chief of Mission in Turkmenistan, Acting Consul General in St. …

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Entrepreneur and Humanitarian Pooja Chandra Pama is AWIU’s vice president emeritus, Special Operations, co-chair of the Washington, D.C. Chapter, and COIR.  An Indian-born American entrepreneur, Pama has comprehensive international business experience in finance, healthcare, agriculture and real estate. She empowers women and families globally through entrepreneurship. Pama is also passionate …

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AWIU President Maggie Sabbag joined AWIU in 2015 and was elected to the position of president of the AWIU Board of Directors in January, 2022. Her work has encompassed emerging markets investment banking focusing on the former Soviet Union, including serving as an advisor for the Central Asian Investment Company, …

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AWIU Vision, Mission and Values: A Fresh Take

As with anything that’s over half a century old (55 years, to be precise), there comes a time for a tune-up. This was the case with AWIU’s mission and vision statements, which were considerably older than the organization’s recently refreshed website. “Along with our website, we re-examined AWIU’s vision and …

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist (1901 – 1978)  Eunice Reddick, retired ambassador, AWIU Executive Committee member, and co-chair (with Pooja Chandra Pama) of COIR, has been lining up …

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