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Salad Dressing CEO Mentors Others with Big Dreams

Julie Pantiskas: Salad Dressing CEO Mentors Others with Big Dreams

AWIU member Julie Pantiskas is the daughter of an AWIU founding member, Margaret “Peg” Power, and mother of 27-year-old Megan, who joined AWIU this July. It’s the first three-generation membership...
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Three Summer Interns for AWIU

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...
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...

International Women of Courage Announced by State Department.

 Introducing the Secretary of State's 2023 International Women of Courage Awardees Each year, the U.S. Department of State honors women from around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength...
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An AWIU Conversation: Justice in Guatemala

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, an AWIU Conversation brought International Women of Courage and Guatemalan judges Yassmin Barrios (2014) and Erika Aifan (2021) together to discuss the plight of justice...
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Afghan Women Need our Help Now, More than Ever

A year ago, August 15, 2021, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. Since then, the rights of women and girls there have been sharply curtailed, ranging from the closure of schools...
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AWIU Announces Grants Recipients for 2022

2022 AWIU Grants to Non-Profits Central to AWIU’s mission is our commitment to strengthening the work of women across the world through grants. Early on, AWIU issued grants for individual...
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Empowering Women Released from Prison

An AWIU Conversation with Dr. Rita Nyampinga   International Woman of Courage Dr. Rita Nyampinga has been busy since returning to Harare, Zimbabwe from her stateside visit in 2020 to...
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L.A. Chapter:  Ukrainian Refugee Alona Tychyna

On Saturday evening, July 9th, Carol Ann Warren hosted a small gathering for AWIU’s Los Angeles chapter at her San Marino home. The featured guest was Ukrainian refugee Alona Tychyna,...
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Perseverance through Adversity:  IVCLA Lunch with IWOC Alumnae

Janet Elliott, President and CEO, International Visitors Center Los Angeles (IVCLA) welcomed guests to the annual lunch honoring the 2022 International Women of Courage. Katrina Fotovat, Senior Official of the...

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