March 15th 2016 marked an exciting new chapter in the EPWS history book. As our organisation has evolved with the times – a larger community than ever before of global women with an international outlook – we too would like to reflect this transition. And so, today – exactly 23 years from the date we were originally founded, EPWS will re-brand as: IPWS – International Professional Women’s Society.

Our community of professional women is strong, diverse and respected. Our roots are firmly set in Shanghai; however we have members, supporters and partners from the world over, including an active chapter in India. With a global vision that now extends beyond China, we believe our community has transcended from “expatriate” to “international”. While our core mission and values remain the same, our new name and logo will change to reflect our evolution to the present day.

In undergoing this transition, the Board consulted with many members, partners and friends of EPWS who all agreed on the need for a change. We would like to thank all our members from the past and present for being part of our evolution, and we look forward to continuing IPWS’s strong momentum in 2016.

Over the coming weeks, you will see the shift from EPWS to IPWS across our communication and social media channels. Please bear with us during this transition, which will include a new IPWS website in the coming weeks!

Thank you again for your continued support.


Sincerely from your Board,

The IPWS Board of Directors
President – Tiziana Figliola – Italy/USA
VP – Amanda Argentieri – USA
Administration & Finance – Malene Kristensen – Denmark
Event – Vanessa Narvios – USA
Marketing & Communication – Sine Brandt – Denmark / Elizabeth O’Neill – Australia
Membership – Ellen Aichelmann – Germany
Partnership – Anne Louise Hyttel – Denmark
Sponsorship – Galina Rogova – Russia/UK / Amelia Chappelow – Australia