IPWA provides networking and professional development activities for career-minded-women based in Santiago.
IPWA brings together women of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds using English as the common language.
Created in 1996 the organization’s activities include monthly meetings, dinners, and cocktail parties. Monthly meetings feature guest speakers and are held the last Wednesday of each month.
To be the hub for internationally-minded professional women in Santiago.
Connect & Develop
Community, Contribution, Respect, Inspire
IPWA Committee Members
IPWA, a volunteer-led association, is run by an Organizing Committee of women from different professions and nationalities. The committee is divided into different teams responsible for events, membership, marketing and communications, finance, and special projects.
The committee is made up of the following members for the current membership year:
President: Michelle Clarke
Finance: Kristin Lorenzo
Events: Laura Mata
Membership: Polly Gant
Alliances: Maria Ignacio Garcia
Community Manager: Cody Martian
Marketing & Communications: Sarah Walker and Laurence Chavanne
Polly Gant is originally from the UK. She has been on the IPWA committee since January 2014 and is currently looking after membership. Polly is a graduate of the University of Oxford and works as an Instructional Designer. With previous experience in the UK, France, and Poland, she currently works in the content development team at an e-learning company in Santiago.
Rebecca Somple joined the IPWA committee in March 2016 as the Event Committee Coordinator. She is from the US and graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in International Studies. Prior to moving to Chile in 2013, Rebecca had also lived and studied in Spain. She currently works as an international programs coordinator for a university.
Sarah Walker is from the UK and has been an IPWA committee member since April 2015, working on the communications team. Sarah is a graduate from the University of Sussex and previously worked in health policy, first for the Department of Health and then for the British Medical Association. Sarah moved to Chile in September 2014 and currently works as a private English language and professional exams tutor.