IWA was founded by Doe Thornburg, OBE (Order of the British Empire) who has devoted her life and career to organizing innovative exchanges of ideas among people of many nations.
Working for global understanding means transforming consciousness by respecting and appreciating what each person has to offer. To partner in such a commitment is the work of IWA members. Together we are changing the status quo. We are assisting in the creation of a more just and peaceful civilization.
Doe Thornburg, IWA Founder
Welcome to International Women Associates. Whether you are a member or a visitor, we hope you will join us in our quest for global understanding. Our person-to-person journey toward this goal will be enhanced by your support for our organization and our programs. We believe IWA is a model for how the world should work. We explore our cultural diversity and celebrate it. Although we don’t always agree, we are always respectful of each other. And we are unanimous in working toward universal human rights around the world. Please let us know about ways you think we can achieve our objectives and how you might help us do so.
Sevil Kutay, IWA President