-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.


FAWN members and friends -Let's connect in 2016!

Join us on June 20 to celebrate summer
and enjoy an interview of Margo Jefferson by Elizabeth Kendall:

“Summer Get-Together with Margo Jefferson”  

Where: Tuttles Bar and Grill, 735 2nd Avenue (between 39th and 40th Streets)
  Monday June 20, 2016, 5.30-7.30pm

Journalist and writer Elizabeth Kendall will interview author Margo Jefferson about her book "Negroland" and also talk about related issues, diversity, friendships, etc. which are issues that most of us deal with in our professional and personal lives.

Please RSVP NOW rsvp@fawnet.org
Mail your check to FAWN, P.O. Box 3623, Grand Central Station, New York,
NY 10163-3623 or pay via Paypal on-line www.fawnet.org

Members*: $20.00
Non-members: $30.00
Gold members no fee
Fee includes refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

Negroland, By Margo Jefferson, 256 pages; Pantheon
Available at: Amazon.com | Barnes & Noble | iBooks – in paper back in August 2016
In her powerful memoir and social history, Negroland, Margo Jefferson identifies and deftly explores the tensions that come with being a part of America’s black elite.  http://www.oprah.com/book/negroland#ixzz47cdVfFKC

Margo Jefferson’s memoir, “Negroland,” possesses a refrain, a series of sentences that are repeated, as if out of a Duke Ellington composition, so the author can hang onto them and so can we. New York Times, Sep. 2015

About Margo Jefferson:
The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Margo Jefferson has been a book and arts critic for The New York Times (1998-2005) and Newsweek (1973-1978).  Her reviews and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, The Nation, Grand Street, New York Magazine, VOGUE, O, The Believer, Guernica and Bookforum, Herwork has been anthologized in The Best American Essays: 2015; What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women Writers on the Gifts That Mattered Most; The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death; The Mrs. Dalloway Reader; The Jazz Cadence of American Culture; Black Cool; and Best African American Essays: 2010. Negroland received the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography.  She is also the author of On Michael Jackson and is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts.

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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