General Meeting & Elections November 2020

Dear ladies,

All IWP regular members are invited to attend the International Women in Portugal General Meeting on the 25th of November 2020, at 2:00 pm, via Google Meet (link will be available on our website later this month)

Please click this link to join the meeting:

https://meet.google.com/ecs-rota-wmv


However, please confirm your attendance to this online meeting via an email to  vicepresident.iwp@gmail.com in order to be able to vote.


For all the details of the Agenda, new Internal Regulations as well as the list and Bio of the candidates volunteering their time and energy for the various Boards please use this link: https://www.iwpportugal.org/general-meeting-november-2020

We look forward to welcoming you at our General Meeting!

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Presenter :  Dr. Angela P. Read Randolph (proud IWP Member since 2020)

A session with our own Angela Randolph, an international lawyer living in Cascais since July who will speak to us on the importance of having a plan, on how to build an appropriate Estate Plan, and how to write a will as an expat in Portugal.

Dear Fellow IWP Ladies and Associate Members,

As terrible as it is to be locked down, in unprecedented isolation, together we can make lemonade out of lemons and take this time for self care, writing and calling loved ones, and organising our affairs.  The pandemic brings into stark relief the fact that none of us get out alive, and the great differentiator with Covid is that it takes victims very quickly, and many more often than not are all alone at passing.
Thus there has never been a better opportunity or more critical time to ensure our affairs are in order.
As a US Attorney and Solicitor of England and Wales, also experienced in civil law jurisdictions, I want to help fellow IWP members and associate members to overcome any inertia one may be feeling and help encourage everyone to properly organise affairs.  We live in a beautiful country, with plenty of opportunity to live fruitfully and responsibly, so I am offering a free afternoon coffee series to field questions, support action, and do all I can to openly address a topic that can be intimidating – but once sorted, proper succession planning can be 100% absolutely liberating. 

Let’s enjoy a productive and convivial coffee/tea together, Thursday afternoons 3.30 to 4.15pm.

On Nov. 12th we discussed together the importance of doing a will, and living our lives testate – as we enjoy the freedom that constellation brings to ourselves emotionally, and to our successors and beneficiaries.  A dear friend and true professional Carlos Mesquita from Atlantic Real Estate in Carcavelos joins us to be online for property-related queries, so much of our estates are in property, I thought he might be helpful to navigate questions in this arena.

On Nov. 20th (FRIDAY!) we addressed the criticality of building an appropriate Estate Plan Binder, we will dial in my dear friend and colleague Caroline Bennet who has worked with me for more years than I care to disclose.  She is an expert on special purpose vehicles, cross border structuring, and sensible insurance solutions.  She can field questions with respect to bundling your estate so as to avoid probate costs and delays entirely – I do advise in this area, but being based in Geneva and having exceptional experience with trusts, cross-border planning, wrappers, and the like, she can bring a valuable commercial perspective to succession planning.

On November 27th (FRIDAY!) we will be specifically focused on doing a will as an expat in Portugal, and financial planning opportunities in Portugal.  Pedro Alvarez will guest star in this session, he is a top rated Portuguese tax specialist based in Lisbon and has helped innumerable ex pat friends and colleagues get their act together here in Portugal.  He is an accountant with his own thriving practise, formerly KPMG, and Pedro will do his best to address concerns related to the end of the Golden Visa in Lisbon and coastal areas, and can broadly address questions with respect to ex-pats acclimating to the Portuguese system and approach to taxes and financial matters.
Please join me, I so look forward to meeting remotely by video (something I am not used to doing to we all stay calm and carry on and log on!).  If you have questions in your mind in advance of these discussions, please note them down so we can try and be as interactive as possible.  This is not a lecture series, this is coming together to help one another – as a relative of mine said: fail to plan, plan to fail.  Let’s support one another in the important task of succession planning. 

Information provided during this succession planning series is general and is intended to encourage IWP members to take appropriate and advised succession planning steps no matter where they are from.  The guests are volunteer experts and are not retained, and conversations shared do not constitute advice and are not privileged.  IWP takes no responsibility and no liability will be accepted for any loss occasioned directly or indirectly as a result of persons acting, or refraining from acting, wholly or partially in reliance upon this series.

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Presenter :  Dr. Angela P. Read Randolph (proud IWP Member since 2020)

A session with our own Angela Randolph, an international lawyer living in Cascais since July who will speak to us on the importance of having a plan, on how to build an appropriate Estate Plan, and how to write a will as an expat in Portugal.

Dear Fellow IWP Ladies and Associate Members,

As terrible as it is to be locked down, in unprecedented isolation, together we can make lemonade out of lemons and take this time for self care, writing and calling loved ones, and organising our affairs.  The pandemic brings into stark relief the fact that none of us get out alive, and the great differentiator with Covid is that it takes victims very quickly, and many more often than not are all alone at passing.
Thus there has never been a better opportunity or more critical time to ensure our affairs are in order.
As a US Attorney and Solicitor of England and Wales, also experienced in civil law jurisdictions, I want to help fellow IWP members and associate members to overcome any inertia one may be feeling and help encourage everyone to properly organise affairs.  We live in a beautiful country, with plenty of opportunity to live fruitfully and responsibly, so I am offering a free afternoon coffee series to field questions, support action, and do all I can to openly address a topic that can be intimidating – but once sorted, proper succession planning can be 100% absolutely liberating. 

Let’s enjoy a productive and convivial coffee/tea together, Thursday afternoons 3.30 to 4.15pm.

On Nov. 12th we will discuss together the importance of doing a will, and living our lives testate – as we enjoy the freedom that constellation brings to ourselves emotionally, and to our successors and beneficiaries.  A dear friend and true professional Carlos Mesquita from Atlantic Real Estate in Carcevelos joins us to be online for property-related queries, so much of our estates are in property, I thought he might be helpful to navigate questions in this arena.


On Nov. 20th (FRIDAY!) we will address the criticality of building an appropriate Estate Plan Binder, we will dial in my dear friend and colleague Caroline Bennet who has worked with me for more years than I care to disclose.  She is an expert on special purpose vehicles, cross border structuring, and sensible insurance solutions.  She can field questions with respect to bundling your estate so as to avoid probate costs and delays entirely – I do advise in this area, but being based in Geneva and having exceptional experience with trusts, cross-border planning, wrappers, and the like, she can bring a valuable commercial perspective to succession planning.

On November 27th (FRIDAY!) we will be specifically focused on doing a will as an expat in Portugal, and financial planning opportunities in Portugal.  Pedro Alvarez will guest star in this session, he is a top rated Portuguese tax specialist based in Lisbon and has helped innumerable ex pat friends and colleagues get their act together here in Portugal.  He is an accountant with his own thriving practise, formerly KPMG, and Pedro will do his best to address concerns related to the end of the Golden Visa in Lisbon and coastal areas, and can broadly address questions with respect to ex-pats acclimating to the Portuguese system and approach to taxes and financial matters.
Please join me, I so look forward to meeting remotely by video (something I am not used to doing to we all stay calm and carry on and log on!).  If you have questions in your mind in advance of these discussions, please note them down so we can try and be as interactive as possible.  This is not a lecture series, this is coming together to help one another – as a relative of mine said: fail to plan, plan to fail.  Let’s support one another in the important task of succession planning. 

TRANSITIONS TO PORTUGAL Workshop

TRANSITIONS TO PORTUGAL Workshop on the 19th November 14h30 – 16h00 via Google Meet:

Living abroad can be a wonderfully enriching experience. However, it can be challenging as you settle into your new environment. Cultural differences can be overcome, and the IWP Transitions group is meant to help each other with integrating into life in Portugal.All Transitions sessions will be lead and facilitated by IWP member Eva Bonsel, coach, trainer, and people leader (www.sproutnow.co)

During sessions you will:

– learn from other people’s experiences living in Portugal,

– better understand Portuguese culture,

– develop personal coping strategies when dealing with cultural differences, so you can feel more at home in beautiful Portugal.

When: Every 3rd Thursday of each month starting on Thursday 19 November 

from 14h30 – 16h00 via Google Meet. 

Click the link to join: https://meet.google.com/yzr-zgwx-eac

Friends of the Environment – Action!

OXIGENIO ACTIONS include tree planting, eradication of invasive species, and clearing in forest areas where the gradual reconversion of the forest has been made.   It’s an opportunity for community involvement – to meet like-minded new friends from other walks of life.   And, to be in direct contact with nature in activities that you do not usually carry out in your day-to-day life.   MEETING POINT:  Natural Park Sintra-Cascais – the exact location will be sent upon registration.

*All community actions are on a Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm.   **Due to COVID-19 precautions, the return of volunteer activities will be gradual with attention to hygeine and security.   Please see the new regulations below. 

ENROLLMENT REQUIRED: Due to personal information, please sign up directly on Cascais Ambiente’s website: https://ambiente.cascais.pt/pt/formulario/acoes-voluntariado-ambiental-inscricao

Participate and make a difference. Promote environmental awareness!

You can download a pdf document of these events here.

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