Your IPWA Committee

Committee Members 

The International Professional Women’s Association is a volunteer-led association 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

Secretary: Christine Bucknell
Finance: Kristin Lorenzo
Events: Lauren Brown
Membership:  Polly Gant
Special projects: Vacant
Marketing & Communications: Vacant

Michelle Clarke


Michelle Clarke is the current President of IPWA. Born in South Africa of Dutch and British decent, Michelle has called Santiago home since 2014. When she is not coaching her global clients via Skype, Michelle can be found behind the lens of her camera capturing photo stories to inspire other Portable Professionals. Learn more about Michelle and her work by visiting www.motivcoach.com and www.portablepro.me.

Polly Gant


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.