About us

American Women In Lagos

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.


 Our Mission

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

Frances Duke-Mathews Frances Duke-Mathews
Frances Duke-Mathews
President (2020-2023)
Beth Teal-Adedeji Beth Teal-Adedeji
Beth Teal-Adedeji
Secretary (2020-2023)
Christiana Atabansi Christiana Atabansi
Christiana Atabansi
1st Vice President (Outreach) (2019-2021)
Rhianna Said Rhianna Said
Rhianna Said
2nd Vice President, Fundraising (2019-2021)
Sarah Boulos Sarah Boulos
Sarah Boulos
3rd Vice President (Operating Revenue) (2019-2021)
Lola Ogunseye Lola Ogunseye
Lola Ogunseye
Director of Socials (2019-2021)
Stella Oladapo Stella Oladapo
Stella Oladapo
Communications Director (2021-2023)
Beth Cook Beth Cook
Beth Cook
Membership Co-chair (2019-2021)
Chee Vincent-Eloagu Chee Vincent-Eloagu
Chee Vincent-Eloagu
Membership Co-Chair (2019-2021)
Margaret Anyigbo Margaret Anyigbo
Margaret Anyigbo
Chairperson, AWC Scholarship Program (2019-2023)
Janet Adetu Janet Adetu
Janet Adetu
Chairperson, Charities (2019-2023)
Ejieke Ezeadiugwu Ejieke Ezeadiugwu
Ejieke Ezeadiugwu
Chairperson - American Business Council Synergy (ABC) (2019-2021)
Patrenia Werts Onuoha Patrenia Werts Onuoha
Patrenia Werts Onuoha
Chairperson (Women's Development Program) (2019-2023)
Bola Fashola Bola Fashola
Bola Fashola
Chair Person, Fundraising (2019-2023)
Wanda Ibru Wanda Ibru
Wanda Ibru
AWC Trustee
Carmen Huntar Carmen Huntar
Carmen Huntar
AWC Trustee (2007 - 2021)

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.

Frances Duke-Mathews Frances Duke-Mathews
Frances Duke-Mathews
Patrenia Werts Onuoha Patrenia Werts Onuoha
Patrenia Werts Onuoha
Sarah Boulos Sarah Boulos
Sarah Boulos
Jameelah Sharrieff-Ayedun Jameelah Sharrieff-Ayedun
Jameelah Sharrieff-Ayedun
Registered Members
Events Yearly
Lives Touched

Do you wanna join our team?

Click here to fill the form or send us a mail at communicationsawclagos@gmail.com. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!