-Among the several Finnish-linked societies in the New York area, we think about women’s issues. Whether you are a Finland-connected Finn, Scandinavian,  American or of other nationality, we welcome you.
-What can we do to connect with and help each other? How can we forward our projects, our visions, our common awareness of global politics and culture as they impact women? What can FAWN do to enrich all our lives in addition to on-going networking?
-We of the FAWN Board of Directors are actively engaged with the above ties - as well as partaking in various civilized pleasures (wine-tastings, cruising) and much more. We need your ideas too - that's why we look forward to seeing and welcoming you soon.

Join us for Finnish & American Women's Network  “Season Opener”

On Tuesday October 4, 2016, FAWN invites you to join us for an informal networking season opener at the Spyglass rooftop bar, with stunning views over the Empire State Building.  
Meet new and old friends and colleagues.

Journalist and writer Elizabeth Kendall will informally talk and share her experiences about staying and working in Paris this past spring.  

Sign up by noon October 3: rsvp@fawnet.org – no fee but we need your RSVP!

Cash bar – drinks and food available for purchase.

Where: The Spyglass Rooftop Bar, Archer Hotel, 45 W. 38 Street (between 5th and 6th avenues)
When:Tuesday October 4, 2016, 5.00-7.00pm

For those who wish to see the Vice Presidential debate it starts at 9pm.

Please stay tuned for upcoming programs:

October 4 – FAWN Season Opener – The Spyglass Rooftop Bar
End October – Event in connection to Nordic Film Festival – more information soon
November 12 – 2-5pm – FAWN Annual event remembering Kati Moran by embracing an exciting part of the tristate area that offers a lot of culture and memories of the past – Queens, the most multi-cultural part of New York and “the place to discover in New York” by Lonely Planet. More information soon.  


For many interesting events and films visit also


“Summer Get-Together with Margo Jefferson”  

We celebrated summer on Monday June 20, 2016 at Tuttle’s Bar and Grill in New Your City while we enjoyed journalist and writer Elizabeth Kendall’s interview with award-winning author Margo Jefferson about her book "Negroland". Related topics such as diversity, friendships, etc. were also included since those are issues that most of us deal with in our professional and personal lives. There was a lively discussion following the interview. We want to thank Elizabeth and Margo for this great interview and contribution to our programming. Margo’s book will be out in paperback in August.  


May Day Cruise 2016 Pictures


March 17, 2016

Meeting at Scandinavia House for pilot study on Finnish women's brand image

and interview by Dr. Tuula Mittilä and Leena-Maija Lauren from the University of Turku.

March 10, 2016: Members and friends of the Finnish & American Women's Network gathered for drinks and networking at the American Table Café prior to enjoying a performance at Alice Tully Hall with Karita Mattila, soprano and Martin Katz, piano. It was part of Great Performers, New York’s classical-music series turns 50.

Members met with Karita Mattila


February 3, 2016 - "Celebrating the New Year while enjoying a blend of East and West”

Finland offers a unique blend of East and West and “yin-and-yang elements” found nowhere else on earth according to National Geographic Traveler. During the event, we learned more about a destination further east, Mongolia. Ariun Sanjaajamts talked about the destination, Its history, traditions and also about the important role of women in Mongolia.

After the Annual Meeting and the presentation there was a lively Q & A session and then  networking and Himalayan Happy Hour at Café Serai with musical entertainment and also an opportunity to visit the India, Buddhist Shrine Room and the Power of masks exhibits.
Some trivia: The Finnish and Mongolian languages can trace back its origins to similar roots. Marshal Mannerheim, a military leader and President of Finland and one of the greatest Finns of all times, visited Mongolia in 1908 during his two-year long trip along the Silk Road.

View photos about the event, click here ( click the photo to enlarge it)


On Saturday November 21, 2015, FAWN remembered Kati Moran by embracing an exciting part of our area, right across the river from New York City that offers a lot of culture and memories from the past – Hoboken, NJ – birthplace of Frank Sinatra. At the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra, we visited the Frank Sinatra exhibition “The Man, the Voice and the Fans” at Hoboken Historical Museum followed by drinks and hors d’oeuvres along the Sinatra Drive at McLoone’s Pier House, offering spectacular views of the New York City skyline. Refreshments hosted by FAWN and the Kati Moran Memorial Fund.


October 7, 2015: Season opener at the Skylark, a rooftop bar nestled 30 Floors above the garment district with views over the Hudson, Times Square, Empire State Building.


July 9, 2015 a New York harbor cruise: “Alive after Five cruise”


more past events go to Past Events page