Learn a little more about AWC Lagos and
how we started
Founded in 1961, The American Women’s Club was established to support American 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 2012, 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. Subsequently, an election is held every year to fill in vacant Board positions.
The American Women’s Club strives to:
✅ Provide a ‘soft place to land’ for American Women in Lagos.
✅ Foster goodwill and mutual understanding between our Nigerian Host Country and the American Community.
✅ Promote philanthropy, scholarship and the rights of women and children
Meet the Board
Meet our Ambassadors
The AWC holds elections routinely to select its board of directors. The responsibilities of the President-elect, the highest-ranking representative of the organization, are to exercise general supervision over the interest of the organization and chair the board. These responsibilities bring tremendous insight into the overall workings of the AWC and the impact the organization delivers including, but not limited to: charitable work, interaction with U.S. and local government leaders, and welcoming new American women and their families to Nigeria.
Former two term President-elects become AMBASSADORS for the AWC. Key roles of an AWC Ambassador are to promote the AWC, embed continuity and serve as a direct resource to the Board of Directors thus ensuring knowledge is transferred and key individual connections are built upon.