IWP, International Women in Portugal, is a social organisation for women of all ages and nationalities in the Lisbon – Cascais area. Whether you have newly arrived in Portugal or are a long time resident, being a member of IWP is a marvellous way to meet people from all over the world, to make new friends, and to enhance your life in this beautiful country.
IWP has an established reputation for offering a warm welcome to new members and for providing opportunities and activities that reflect the changing needs of women in Portugal.
In her own words: I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and I lived most of my life in Laguna Beach, California, a funky art colony where I earned my art degree. I have been active in the arts since and these days I’m a member of Create Portugal. I lived in Guincho from 1972–1974 (until after the revolution), returning to Portugal in 2011. Since then, I’ve enjoyed my participation in IWP first as Advertising Coordinator for A Janela (IWP’s former print magazine), and then as a Board Member and Excursions Coordinator 2015/2016, and now as Captain of Sintra Walks, Weekend Warrior hikers and Friends of the Environment. Each volunteer position has given me the opportunity to integrate into both the expat and Portuguese communities and to feel very much at home here. I continue to explore Portugal and Spain hiking various camino routes to Santiago de Compostela.
A very big Thank you to Marsha! We are most grateful for your tireless volunteerism and dedication to IWP, and to the local and international community of Cascais / Estoril / Sintra.
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Lunch at Souk, Cascais ...
Wednesday 14th June saw us at our Let’s Meet at O Piparo Café. Praia de Poça. S. João do Estoril ...
Some photos form our trip to Ericeria and Quelez on 6th June ...