AIWA-SF Mission: Promote and enrich the social, economic and personal advancement of Armenian women worldwide through educational and community activities that promote gender equity, opportunity and emphasize our Armenian cultural heritage.

Our Goals:

  1. To establish contacts with women’s organizations, both Armenian and non-Armenian, in the United States, in Armenia, and around the world.
  2. To provide a forum for dialogue and discussion on issues of interest to Armenian women in the fields of education, social welfare, culture, and business.
  3. To gather information about the changing role of women in the world, to monitor the activities of Armenian women, and to establish an Armenian women’s archive.
  4. To increase the visibility of Armenian women and to promote their equal role in the community.
  5. To develop a liaison with world news agencies to provide accurate information in the media on Armenia and Armenians.
  6. To sponsor programs and issue publications to further these purposes.


AIWA-SF | 15559 Union Ave. Suite #227 Los Gatos, CA 95032

Email: aiwasanfrancisco@gmail.com


Become an AIWA Member today!


President – Laura Dirtadian

Vice President – Lilit Yenokyan

Secretary – Anna Masis

Special Projects – Viktoria Ter-Nikoghosyan

Affiliate Executive Committee and Leadership Team:

Christine Soussa, Current AIWA-Global Board Member, Past Affiliate President (2015-2020)

Gaiane Khachatrian, Founding Affiliate President (2012-2015)

Suzanna Khatchatrian, Founding Affiliate Member

Lusine Yeghiazaryan, Current AIWA-Global Board Member, Past Affiliate President

Nellie Azizian

Rachel Nersisian

Dr. Ani Tajirian


For membership information please email us at aiwasanfrancisco@gmail.com

3 comments on “About AIWA-SF

  1. Pingback: AIWA-SF 2019 Goals and Initiatives – AIWA San Francisco

  2. Hi, What is AIWA?

    • Hi Tigran, AIWA stands for the Armenian International Women’s Association. AIWA-SF is the San Francisco/Bay Area chapter of the organization. We would love for you to join our efforts. Thanks, AIWASF

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