About the AWC
Founded in 1961, The American Women’s Club was established to support American Expatriate Women living in Lagos. The club grew from what was primarily a social organization to one which also supports a number of charities and charitable causes. A club which started with just 19 founding members has now grown to an organization with over 200 members.
In May 2014, The AWC held an election to fill all positions on the Executive Board. Membership turnout was phenomenal and, as a result, a diverse, dynamic and complete Executive Board was elected to office. The Board is looking forward to an exciting year ahead in support of our governing theme:
Uniting American Women in Lagos.
The American Women’s Club (The AWC) strives to:
• provide a ‘soft place to land’ for American Expatriate Women in Lagos.
• foster goodwill and mutual understanding between our Nigerian Host Country and the American Expatriate Community.
• promote philanthropy, scholarship and the rights of women and children
How To Become a Member
Membership to The AWC is open to all American women currently living in Lagos. Women married to American citizens are invited to join as well.
The AWC also accepts applications for Associate Members (non-voting) in limited numbers. This status is considered for women who are working for an American company in Lagos, or whose husbands work directly for an American company in Lagos.