Special EventsIWA organizes three types of Special Events each year that are open to guests as well as members.
The Woman Extraordinaire award recognizes either a Chicago area woman who has made an outstanding contribution in the international arena or a woman who is working internationally to advance international human rights. This event is held each autumn.
Periodically, additional special programs about current, significant topics relevant to women are presented for IWA members and their guests.
IWA’s primary fundraising event is the Annual Gala, held each spring. The gala is an elegant evening of entertainment, dinner, and dancing and includes a live and a silent auction. A portion of the Gala’s proceeds is directed to IWA’s community service and philanthropic programs.