Join us on October 15, 2018 for Finnish & American Women's Network, Inc. in cooperation with Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc. for:

         “Innovation” an event about success

Please RSVP by October 8, 2018

Where: Roger Smith Hotel
            501 Lexington Avenue (at 47th Street), Penthouse
When:  Monday October 15, 2018, 5.30-7.30 pm

FAWN & SWEA Members $20.00, Non Members $30.00, Gold members no fee
Fee includes refreshments, hors d’oeuvres.

  • Guests gather 5:30 pm
  • 6:00 pm Presentation by Silve Parviainen, Director, Nordic Innovation House, New York, about the concept. Learn from two female Millennials; one Finnish and one Swedish entrepreneur about their journey how to succeed in the U.S.    
  • Networking following the presentation

Please mail your check issued to the order of FAWN and mail to: P.O. Box 3623, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-3623 or pay by credit card using PayPal (located under “membership” tab).          

Welcome to an exciting event!


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Saturday May 12, 2018: The Tenement Museum tour "Hard Times", how immigrants survived economic depressions at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935,visit the restored homes of German-Jewish Gumpertz family, whose patriarch disappeared during the panic of 1873 and the Italian- Catholic Baldizzi family, who lived through the Great Depression.



On March 14, 2018, FAWN had an an informal discussion about gender equality with Leena-Maija Lauren, Turku University, who shared ideas from the UN Commission on the Status of Women 62 Conference.


February 12, 2018 Finnish & American Women's Network Annual Meeting & “Learn more about Kalevala the Musical”, interview with and performance by Johanna Telander

Johanna Telander, born in Sweden, brought up in the Netherlands, is a full-blooded Finn who has spent half of her life in the U.S. Originally from Helsinki, Finland, she has a lot of professional experiences in the performing arts, especially in the music business both in Europe and in the U.S.She has own productions such as “Kalevala the Musical”, a contemporary rendering of Finland’s national epic poem.


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.

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

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.


for listing of the past events go to Past Events page