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PRESIDENT

MIHAELA CALIS

As a very organized and people person who lived in different countries in my life (Croatia, USA, Germany, and travelled even more), with a huge passion for life and different cultures, I believe I would be a perfect fit for this position. 

I am currently managing 6 battery storage projects in EMEA region for a young, innovative company (Fluence Energy GmbH, a Siemens and AES Company) whose main aim is to transform the way we power the world. With the same passion and the level of the responsibility for my job, I would proudly represent IWG to any legal, administrative or public relations authorities/companies, lead board meetings, coordinate the team and help IWG transform the way women are finding its place in Franconia region.




VICE PRESIDENT



HALLIE HAAS

Hallie Haas....an American living in Europe. 

Assuredly Southern, Hallie considers herself a Carolina girl and it is seen in the traditional details of how she dresses her home and her tables. Before pursuing the décor and events space, Hallie worked on Wall Street for seven years. Hallie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and has leadership experience on the Board of Directors for the NICU at Levine’s Children’s Hospital and Corporation Sponsorship Chair for the Mint Museum.

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NEWCOMERS REPRESENTATIVE


SILVIA RICANEK

Silvia was a member of the Overseas Women’s Club in Chennai, India and will be able to support the IWG with this experience.

She is a certified intercultural trainer, facilitator and consultant. Leading up to her intercultural practice, Silvia has lived and navigated several countries and cultures. She has lived in the Czech Republic, India, Thailand and Japan. Prior to her time in these countries, Silvia has lived, worked and studied in the USA, Scotland and Spain.

While living out of her home country of Germany, she has grown her family and raised two Third Culture Kids which enriched her global experience and understanding of being „glocal“ (being global, living local). She knows what it feels like to struggle as a „trailing spouse“ and what it means to get back on your feet in a new country. The birth of her daughter in India, international parenting and her volunteer work as a trained guide in the National Museum of Bangkok created unforgettable memories and „once in a life time experiences“. 

Silvia‘s passion is to support newcomers paired with personal assistance for daily living and individual needs.

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SECRETARY

INES GONZALES PULLIN

Inés was born in Argentina in 1976 and lives in Germany since 2001. Prior, she spent ten years in Spain where she successfully completed her Bachelor Degree in History, Art and Geography. Having worked for more than thirteen years in different fields such as hospitality and events, Spanish teacher for adults, CEO secretariat, in-house sales and project business Ines brings:

·     University degree (Spain), multilingual

·     Life experience in Argentina, Spain and Germany

·     Autodidact and proactive attitude

·     Very good team worker and communicator

·     Versatile with multi-cultural interest and international exchange

·     13 years of working experience

·     4 years active member of English Stammtisch and Internations.

She also loves travelling, museums, literature, cooking, zumba, international social networking, cinema.

She is mother of a 4 years old little girl and since then she took a break in her career and enjoyed being a mother.

EVENTS EXECUTIVE


NORA VON KARPOWITZ

Nora was a member of the International Women's Group in Istanbul and will be able to support the IWG with this experience.

Although born in Germany to a German mother and Iraqi father, Nora spent half her life abroad. After graduating from an American High School in Amman, Jordan, she studied architecture in Canterbury, UK. Her masters degree on Ottoman architecture brought her to Istanbul, where she lived for another 6 years. During a visit to her hometown in 2017, she met her (now) husband and not only fell in love with him, but with the countryside of Franconia. Nora lives with her husband and 2-year-old son in the medieval town Dinkelsbühl.



TREASURER

NEENA  KISS

Neena rolled up her sleeves and got on board running from her first meeting with the IWG which was co-incidentally the night of the Annual Board Election Meeting. She volunteered and was elected treasurer for 2018-19.

Neena was born and lived in India till 2016 when she moved to Germany and launched her ventures, Diva Odysseys and Diva Localization . She's a woman of varied interests with a Masters Degree in archaeology, a banking career most of her corporate life, and a passion for travel which is now also her vocation.

Neena's earlier career included roles at AT&T, HDFC Bank and IndusInd Bank among others. She is a feminist and supports projects dedicated to women empowerment.

During her term with IWG, Neena plans to apply her experience to the Club’s projects and finances. Along with work, she also hopes to build new friendships and connect with genuine and passionate people.

                   

WEBMASTER

PRIYA MENON

Myname is Sripriya Menon. I moved to Nuremberg in 2018, from India, with my husband and my son who is now 4 years old. I am an IT Cloud Devops Engineer and I am also a professional Dance instructor in Indian dance forms. I work with Fieldcode Germany and a Devops Cloud Specialist. While I am not working at Fieldcode I also conduct my dance school named Priya Nartaki Dance Spaces and teach traditional Indian dance forms and also Bollywood dance. You can checkout my website here: www.priyanartaki.de

I maintain the IWG website and if you have any suggestions or comments, please write to me at  webmaster@womensgroup.de 

I will be very happy to connect with the ladies from the group and also support in every possible way that I can, looking forward to see you all. 

History of the IWG

The International Women's Group (IWG) was founded in 1995 by 8 women of different nationalities. In the beginning, the women met informally to exchange their experiences of living "abroad" and share useful information about their host country of Germany. As the number of international employees of companies such as INA, Puma, Siemens and others increased, the membership of the IWG increased as well. With this growth, the IWG found a more formal structure necessary. Therefore, in October 2000, the group was officially registered as a non-profit organization and a board consisting of seven members was established.

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