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Thanks to a Los Angeles-based program called Project Talent Launch, AWIU was the beneficiary of three Temple City High School (in southern California) interns this summer. Lidia Tian worked with Betsy Richman to conduct research and interviews, and write articles for The Minute and this issue of Connections – see …

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Trudie Thompson

trudiethompson@aol.com Longtime member Diane Mitchell Henry might be surprised to learn that she is responsible for Trudie Thompson joining AWIU. “I read an article about AWIU in the November 2020 Foreign Service Journal titled “The Ability to Connect,” says Trudie. “That article was by Diane Henry. I went straight to …

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jasmine.regala@gmail.com Jasmine Regala is the Associate Director of Programs for the Pacific Council on International Policy, where she works to build a more diverse future in international affairs. Jasmine joins AWIU at the invitation of Nancy Annick, due to her passion for being “part of a women-led organization that supports …

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charlotte.milnerbarry@gmail.com Charlotte Milner-Barry attended the 2023 IWOC Celebration at the invitation of new AWIU member Annette Flanigan, was “incredibly impressed by the energy of AWIU,” and joined forthwith. Charlotte is the co-CEO of Makers Strategies, an all-female political fundraising consultancy she founded three years ago. She is a dual national …

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khotaki@gmail.com Khairul (Carol) Hotaki has joined the Los Angeles Chapter of AWIU through sponsor Margaret Huebner. As Director of Private Banking at Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank, located in Newport Beach, California, Khairul is responsible for developing, managing, and retaining the relationships of ultra-high net-worth clients. She also …

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annette.flanagin@jamanetwork.org In 2019, at the invitation of long-time AWIU member Onma Lwin DuMont, Annette Flanagin joined the honorary committee for that year’s IWOC Celebration. She subsequently attended several more, and arranged for her employer, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to become an IWOC sponsor. And now she’s a …

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noelle@nebllc.com Noelle Newton attended the IWOC Celebration in 2017, and since then, has felt a special affinity with AWIU. Newton brings significant financial acumen and expertise to AWIU, having worked in the hedge fund industry through 2014, and since then, as a consultant in the business and finance industry, including …

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jqwolcott@hotmail.com Justine Wolcott has a lifelong interest in international affairs, especially relating to Latin America. The Pasadena, California resident volunteers at the Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Services (IRIS) in Los Angeles, where (pre-covid) she provided legal assistance to lawful permanent residents and newly arrived individuals to complete applications to become …

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2023 Passports to the Future Take a Swing at Big Project

2023 Passports to the Future Take a Swing at Big Project Meet the 13 young women making up the first cohort of AWIU’s recently refreshed Passport to the Future program. From January to June, 2023, they researched, interviewed, studied, and spoke with International Women of Courage, AWIU grantees and members …

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2021 AWIU Grant Reipients

In 2021, AWIU awarded grants to over 15 organizations worldwide and the International Women of Courage 2021 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Phyoe Phyoe Aung, Burma Maximilienne C. Ngo Mbe, Cameroon Wang Yu, China Mayerlis Angarita, Colombia Julienne Lusenge, Democratic Republic of the Congo Judge Erika Aifan, …

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