Future Events

Biennial Spring Conference &
FIWAL 30th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, 12 May 2016
Churchill Hotel

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 register, you must be a member of one of FIWAL’s Member Associations, or invited as a guest.
Click here for Registration Form

Other Future Events

Annual General Meeting
Monday, 13 June 2016
Lansdowne Club, Shelburne Room

Board Meeting
Monday, 10 October 2016
Lansdowne Club, Shelburne Room

About FIWAL Conferences
FIWAL organizes a conference every other year to enable delegates to hear distinguished speakers addressing current affairs and societal issues, oftentimes pertaining to women. Past conference topics have included:

  • 2014: The Substance of Style
  • 2012: Social Entrepreneurship
  • 2010: Women of Vision
  • 2008: The Plight of the Young across Cultures

In alternate years, a spring luncheon is organized to highlight music, fashion or celebrations. In 2015, FIWAL’s spring luncheon was held on 15th May at the Radisson Blu Hotel in London where we were entertained by fashion guru Alyson Walsh and the International String Trio. We had a marvellous fundraising raffle with a superb handbag donated by Cartier UK. We auctioned a unique rug designed by Esti Barnes from Top Floor Rugs. The proceeds of the raffle and the auction were donated to the Nepalese Disaster Fund via the UBS Optimist Foundation (they double any donation).

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To take part in FIWAL-sponsored events, you must be a member of a FIWAL Member Association, or invited as a guest.

Please read event information carefully to check for any restrictions. Some events are open only to FIWAL executive members and/or Member Association representatives.

To view past FIWAL events, click here.