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Contents<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2023</strong>. Volume 7, Issue 1<br />

profiles<br />

features<br />

8<br />

48<br />

15<br />

53<br />

Skies, Skis and…<br />

Spies<br />

Carol Boren, a<br />

member of AWA Rome<br />

and FAUSA,<br />

experienced so much<br />

in her life abroad.<br />

Now, catch her (if you<br />

can) as she lives the<br />

next exciting chapter.<br />

18<br />

34<br />

Becoming a Marathon<br />

Runner in My 50s<br />

Cynthia Smith-Ayed,<br />

member of AIWC of<br />

Casablanca, has spent<br />

much of her life in the<br />

Middle East and North<br />

Africa. It wasn’t until<br />

2004 that she took up<br />

running and today she<br />

has run thousands of<br />

kilometers (and gone<br />

though many pairs of<br />

trainers) competing in<br />

many races.<br />

A Life<br />

Spent<br />

Not<br />

Fitting<br />

Into the<br />

Behaving-Like-a-Lady Stereotype!<br />

Melissa Mash has lived following her<br />

mother’s example of not worrying about<br />

being different.<br />

58<br />

This Is My<br />

“Golden Age"<br />

Claudia Tessie<br />

grew up in the<br />

Flower Child years.<br />

Today, as she<br />

approaches her<br />

80s, she embraces<br />

her maturity and<br />

doesn’t let it stop her from trying new things.<br />

68<br />

In My Own<br />

Words: When<br />

I'm Sixty-Four<br />

Robin Goldsby, a<br />

member of AIWC<br />

Cologne says:<br />

"I shouldn’t be<br />

surprised that sixtyfour<br />

sneaked up on me, but since I’ve spent<br />

most of the last three decades assuming I’m<br />

still thirty-two, the idea that I’m a year away<br />

from taking my musician union pension<br />

seems a little extreme."<br />

25<br />

24 Hours in ...<br />

Vienna<br />

Who best to tell<br />

us about the best<br />

places to visit in a new<br />

city than those who<br />

live there? AWA Vienna<br />

board members take<br />

us on a whistle stop<br />

tour of Vienna.<br />

A Club Inspires: AWC Antwerp<br />

Tharien Van Eck, of AWC Antwerp,<br />

introduces her club to us. AWC Antwerp is<br />

one of four clubs in FAWCO's Region 4.<br />

65<br />

<strong>Inspiring</strong> Reads:<br />

Pipe Dreams<br />

The Urgent Global<br />

Quest to Transform<br />

the Toilet<br />

Chelsea Wald, member of<br />

AWC The Hague, has<br />

repeatedly plunged into<br />

the topic of toilets since 2013, when editors<br />

first approached her to write about the latent<br />

potential in our stagnating infrastructure.<br />

Bloom and<br />

Blossom Where<br />

You’re Planted!<br />

Georgia Regnault came<br />

to The Netherlands for<br />

one year. Fifty+ years<br />

on, her life and career<br />

have been full of<br />

caring, compassion<br />

and FAWCO.<br />

“Emily in Paris”?<br />

Hold My<br />

Champagne<br />

Suzanne Justen, a<br />

member of AWG Paris,<br />

experienced<br />

devastating personal<br />

pain and challenges.<br />

Moving to Paris<br />

brought her the joie de<br />

vivre that many aspire<br />

to, but few achieve.<br />

39<br />

Through My<br />

Lens<br />

Our brand new<br />

feature is a<br />

compilation feature<br />

with a photo and<br />

short caption from<br />

multiple contributors.<br />

74<br />

Inspired Reader<br />

In October we<br />

launched our<br />

newest initiative, a<br />

quiz to find the<br />

Inspired Reader for<br />

each issue. See our<br />

latest winner!<br />

2 INSPIRING WOMEN INSPIRING WOMEN 3

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