For 2018, IPWA is pleased to make a broad range of programs available to IPWA members:  Coaching, Mentoring, and Volunteering.  To take advantage of these opportunities, sign up to become a member by emailing MEMBERSHIP@IPWASANTIAGO.ORG.



Kicking off January 2016, 3 IPWA members who wanted to work on an area of their life that holds them back were given the opportunity for complementary coaching sessions provided by Marian Hakze, an Evidence Based Coach in training.

In 2015, a pilot project ran to give IPWA members a chance to work with Executive Coach Michelle Riutort-The Leadership Tray. IPWA members benefited from were coaching in two areas: Executive Coaching and Singles Coaching.

Testimonial from coaching participant, May 2016

I would definitely recommend the IPWA coaching program for anyone who is looking for inspiration and guidance to maximize their professional potential!  

At the beginning of 2016 I took a major decision for my professional career and was determined to work as an independent development consultant. I had no previous experience working as an independent and naturally I had a lot of questions and doubts. As an IPWA member I got aware of the possibility to join the IPWA coaching program and got selected. 

The coaching sessions gave me concrete tools to use in my professional life and the sessions also gave me the sufficient amount of emotional balance that, to me, was just as important to shine in an increasing competitive labor market.

In the four months that I was part of the IPWA coaching program I have discovered more about my professional potential than ever. I have successfully established a solid professional network and I have reached the first of many goals and am now involved in different project as an independent development consultant. 

Julie Marie Rasmussen, IPWA member, May 2016

Look out for more coaching opportunities coming soon.



We are very excited to be running the first cycle of our IPWA Mentoring Program (MP)!  The current cycle MP will run for 6 months between April 1st and September 30th, 2016.  Look out for further details of the next cycle.

This program is designed for IPWA members in good standing who want to gain a career advantage and maximize their learning opportunities. Our program is suited for professional women with a variety of professional development objectives, such as: building a strong network in the local community, advancing their career, exploring a career change, becoming an entrepreneur, among others.  Mentees selected for the program are matched with a mentor who provides support as the mentees work towards their goals.

The monthly time commitment for the MP is two to four hours per month, depending on how active you and your mentor are. We recommend that at least one interaction per month is done in person. The rest of the interactions can be done in person, by phone, skype, or email. In addition you will be requested to attend two group mentoring meetings, a kick-off and closure meeting.

For questions or comments regarding the MP, please contact Carolina Botelho, Mentoring Program Coordinator at MENTORING@IPWASANTIAGO.ORG.



IPWA members may choose to Volunteer at Mision Casa de Maria

About Hogar Mision de Maria

This is a residential facility for infants and toddlers taken from unsafe home situations (wards of the court.) The home provides safety and security in a loving environment.

(evening shift 6:00-8:00pm)

(Avenida Bremen 1316, Ñuñoa,

The home is in Ñuñoa, and there are currently 35 children aged 0- 3 years old. The goal is to reunite the child with their biological mom, another relative or if this is not possible to place the child with an adoptive family.

Volunteers assist in shifts Monday through Friday. They help the staff in whatever way possible (feeding, changing diapers, bathing, and playing).

Between the hours of 6-8PM there is a huge need as this is the time that the babies are fed and put to sleep.

Please contact Katrin Ferreyra at CHARITY@IACHILE.ORG if you are interested in helping with one of the IAC programs or need more information. Katrin is the chair of the Charity and Social Services Committee at IAC and can point you into the right direction. When contacting Katrin, please mention that you are a member of the IPWA.