Join Finnish & American Women's Network for an informal

On Wednesday March 14, 2018, FAWN invites you to join us for
an informal discussion about gender equality and other matters and to
meet Leena-Maija Lauren, Turku University, who will have attended
the UN Commission on the Status of Women 62 Conference.

Sign up by March 12:– no fee but we need your RSVP since space limited! Cash bar – drinks available for purchase.

Where: Roosevelt Hotel, Lobby Bar, 45 East 45 Street
When: Wednesday March 14, 2018, 6-7.30pm

Please stay tuned for more of our spring program coming soon.

Did you remember to renew your membership?


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.



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


for listing of the past events go to Past Events page