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Lynette Romero

Six-Time Emmy Award-Winning News Anchor, Lynette Romero, to Emcee the 15th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration

American Women for International Understanding is delighted to announce that six-time Emmy Award-winning news anchor, Lynette Romero, will emcee the 15th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration. A veteran journalist...
Melanne Verveer

Ambassador Melanne Verveer to be Honorary Chair of the 15th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration

American Women for International Understanding is proud to announce that our Honorary Chair for the 15th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration is Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the...
Tatiana and Pooja

Tatiana reports for ACE Health Foundation

Pooja Chandra Pama, ACE Health Foundation's President and Founder, is an entrepreneur, humanitarian and an active AWIU member. Through her organization, she partners with the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs program...
IWOC Panels

2022 IWOC Panel Discussions: Stories of Empowerment

The U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award recognizes women from around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights,...

AWIU Chapters: Revive, Reinvigorate, Refresh

There’s a revival happening with AWIU chapters. Most AWIU members joined the organization to bring more collegiality and friendship into their lives; the pandemic suppressed the ability to congregate, but...
AWIU Grants

2022 Grants: Deep in the Process

“A few years ago, because we have a limited budget and want our funds to go as far as possible, we began encouraging micro-grants for concrete projects, those with a...
Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright: AWIU Pays Tribute

The AWIU community is deeply saddened by the loss of Secretary Madeleine Albright, who died on March 23, 2022 in Washington, D.C. An American diplomat who served as the 64th...

Passport Power

At the start of the new year, Barbara Rubio and Ann Diederich took a fresh look at the Passport to the Future program. Ann, an educator who joined AWIU in...
Rwanda Children

Forging Collaboration Between Grantees

At American Women for International Understanding (AWIU), we’re always looking for ways to stretch our mission – and our dollars – to new and truly global heights. Early in 2021,...
Steven Marwa

A Tribute to Steven Marwa

It is with great sadness that AWIU reports the recent news of the death of Stephen Marwa, a wonderful man many of you knew through his work as executive director...

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