Biennial Spring Conference &
FIWAL 30th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, 12 May 2016
” MAKING IT ”
Success Against the Odds
Women who have fought and won
Inspiring stories of female struggle for success against the odds will be told by our very impressive speakers, Diana Chan (CEO of Euro CCP); Dr Kamel Hothi (Head of Fundraising Lloyds Bank); Tasleem Mulhall (Photojournalist, artist and women’s campaigner).
All three have their own very special stories of triumph over considerable obstacles, including cultural and social misogyny. We are very lucky to have them, and our moderator for the event, Rita Payne (President of the Commonwealth Journalists Association), whose long experience in the fight for women’s rights gives her a special insight in to the subject. They should give us plenty of food for thought, and we hope to have lots of audience participation during the Panel Discussion which will end the morning conference.
After lunch, the afternoon will be given over to celebrating FIWAL’s 30th Anniversary in earnest, with champagne, music and birthday cake, so come, bring your friends and join in the fun.
Registration: 9.30 Conference: 10.30 to 3.30pm Lunch: 1.15pm
followed by 30th Anniversary Champagne & Birthday cake
Ticket Price: £45 per ticket
(Generously subsidised by FIWAL)
Three-Course Lunch included in ticket price
To attend, you must be a member of one of FIWAL’s Member Associations, or invited as a guest. We very much look forward to having you with us!
Click here for Registration Form
FIWAL is delighted to share some photographs with you, taken at its Valentine’s Tea held at the beautiful French Ambassadorial Residence on Tuesday 11th February 2014. It was a lovely occasion, and we would like to extend our warmest thanks to our hostess, Madame Bernard Emié. Click here to view all the photos.
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We hope you will join us!
Please visit the FIWAL Events page for more information and to download the ticket application form.
FIWAL’s Spring Luncheon will be taking place on Wednesday 15th May 2013 at the Churchill Hotel in London.
Courtesy of Latifa Kosta we are delighted to be joined by a wonderful Quartet from the London International Orchestra.
To view/print the ticket application form, please visit our FIWAL Events page. We request that you circulate this invitation to all your club members and look forward to seeing you there!
The FIWAL team
Season’s Greetings! I wish you and your families a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. Let us hope that sense and justice prevails in those parts of the world where there is conflict and disturbances.
I am delighted to be elected as the Interim President of FIWAL and thank you for placing your confidence in me. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. I have been part of FIWAL Executive for the past seven years and I look forward to continuing with the social, cultural and friendly aims of FIWAL.
It has always impressed me to notice the way our Member clubs work so that they could touch the lives of those who are less fortunate than us. Most of the clubs, irrespective of their charity status, are helping to educate girls. Every girl who is educated does not just change her own life or the life of her family but contributes hugely to the life of her community. In many parts of the world the women’s situation is unbelievably awful and anything that helps to change their lives for the better has to be applauded and supported.
One of the pleasures of the festive season is the opportunity to extend cordial greetings to all of you whose devotion we value so highly at FIWAL. Thanks to you we will be going into the New Year with the understanding, support and strength to build on our accomplishments.
With the passing of time however, one has to make changes and we at FIWAL are well aware of it. We strongly encourage your suggestions and very valuable input. It is most fortunate that we can learn from each other’s expertise.
As always, it is my pleasure to assist you in any way that I can. Please do not hesitate to contact me, I am always happy to help.
I look forward to our working together and thanks again.
Interim President, FIWAL
The morning of 23rd September 2012 saw Regents Park temporarily transformed as The Pan Asian Women’s Association organised a sponsored walk in aid of their charities. On arrival participants were treated to a remarkable Zumba warm-up.
A number of FIWAL members registered for the event and amongst those walking were Deepti Yadav (FIWAL Secretary) and Margaret Wickware (FIWAL Past President). Despite risks of heavy rain there was a remarkable turnout and the event was a tremendous success.