“Celebrating the Holidays” On Tuesday December 12, 2017

FAWN invites you to join us for
informal drinks and networking in the Great Northern Food Hall.

We will be located in the bar area in the back of the Food Hall.


RSVP: rsvp@fawnet.org – no fee but we need your RSVP! Thank you!

Cash bar – drinks available for purchase.

Where: Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, Lex. Av. @ 42nd
When: Tuesday December 12, 2017, 5.00-7.00pm

Best wishes for the Holiday Season and stay tuned for our 2018

FINLAND 100 - FAWN 20 - "Independence - from different perspectives"

On Wednesday October 25, 2017, FAWN remembered Kati Moran by embracing and celebrating Finland 100th and FAWN 20th anniversaries at a well-attended event to discuss Finland’s and women’s Independence held at Scandinavia House.  Ed Gallagher, President American Scandinavian Foundation welcomed the audience. Kerstin Nordin, Chairperson FAWN presented a retrospective of past activities and Ann-Christine Westerlund, Westmusa, Inc. talked on behalf of FAWN Advisory Board. After a stimulating panel discussion it was time to taste Finnish hors d’oeuvres.  

The panel included representatives and perspectives from Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials, moderated by Elizabeth Kendall, Author and Journalist.

  • Aili Flint, Ph. D., Columbia University
  • Laura Londen, Deputy Executive Director, Assistant Secretary-General, U.N. Population Fund
  • Susanna Ansala, Director, Citi Issuer Services, American Depositary Receipts, Citigroup
  • Janet Rauscher, Associate Editor and Interpretive Manager, Princeton University Art Museum
  • Mari Tomunen, Attorney at Law, Sullivan & Worcester, LLP

Raffle prizes included Tallink Silja Tallinn cruise; Nygard Fashion gift card; iittala, Aarikka, Pentik design items, etc., Nordic Breads bread voucher, Finnish chocolate.

This event was only made possible with the support of sponsors and personal contributions from board, support of board and advisory board members. Thank you!

Click here to see the event photos!



June 22 – FAWN joined the Jazz event with Olli Hirvonen at Scandinavia House. Pre-concert reception followed by jazz byOlli Hirvonen, the dynamic Finnish-born, New York-based guitarist, who performed compositions off of his second album,New Helsinki.



On June 11, 2017, Art Walk along the Hi-Line ending with lunch and visit to the Whitney Museum


May 17, 2017, FAWN event at Scandinavia House, great networking and refreshments at Smorgas Chef before a private viewing of the current exhibit with works of Helene Schjerfbeck and three of her other strong contemporary Finnish female artists, active 100 years ago. To Finnish the evening a composer Rautavaara retrospective with Adrian Blanco


Finnish & American Women's Network “Celebrating that Arrival of
Spring is Soon”

On Thursday March 2, 2017, FAWN featured informal networking and we also met Katri Saunders, former longtime FAWN Board Member and still supporting FAWN regarding financial, database and website matters and Advisory Board Member, who was visiting from Tampere, Finland. Everybody had a great time! 


February 7, 2017 - Finnish & American Women's Network Annual Meeting at Hotel Paul 
“Learn more about meditation and Reiki, an ancient Japanese technique”

Emily Rose Laochua, Meditation Teacher, talked about meditation, the practice of bringing stillness to the mind by connecting back to the body and the breath. 

Nonita Verma, Reiki Master, introduce us to Reiki, an ancient Japanese technique that is known for its ability to restore balance on all levels; physical, mental and emotional, working with the body’s own remarkable healing capabilities.

Emily Rose talking about meditation



for listing of the past events go to Past Events page