Meet the 2021-2022 Board
I am from New York. I worked in London for 6 yrs as Director of Europe for the Elite Model Competition and 6yrs as an Editor at Wallpaper* magazine, before moving to Arcachon with my family in 2011 when I joined the BWC. I was the Membership Coordinator for 3 years, VP for 2 years during which time I initiated the creation of awards for our legacy members – members for at least 25 years known as 'Ambassadors'. My commitment is to our long term members and my hope is that all of our members will eventually become Ambassadors.
I am Japanese-American, born in the Midwest US, met French husband in Tokyo, also lived in NY, Australia, and now am in the Bordeaux area. Life unfolds in creative ways! An innocent phone call lead me to the BWC, where the unique perspective and natural understanding of what it is to have a varied life, the multiculturalism, the sharing and support of dynamic women, and the fun range of activities, were all a perfect fit. I plunged right in and welcome you to do the same! Past BWC president for 6 years, VP for 8 yrs, Board Advisor 1. Dedicated, sharing, and enthusiastic, let's continue this wonderful legacy together.
Community Outreach Coordinator
It was a great surprise to find the BWC upon my arrival in Bordeaux when I retired after having held various positions in large multinational companies. The diversity of the members (from many countries around the world) with different profiles and backgrounds creates a kind of family with a very positive spirit. You can feel the emerging energy when we meet in small or large groups.
I am originally from Scotland and now have French nationality. I moved to France in 2000 after working in London for quite a lot of years as a 'secrétaire générale' in various companies. I have been a BWC member for 12 years. I was treasurer for one year and secretary for two years prior to now. I love the mix of nationalities and cultures that the BWC brings together.
I have lived in France since 2003. I am British with Scottish, Liverpudlian and Irish origins. I am married to a French man and we have two boys Liam and Finley. I joined the club originally in 2013 but left due to my work schedule. I rejoined in 2017 when I started working as a financial adviser, and my work-life balance improved. I like attending the luncheons because I like eating out, chatting with the ladies and learning something new about them. I also like outdoor activities such as walk and talks and bike rides. It is lovely to be more involved with the BWC to see the commitment and efforts of the members and board members to the club and its activities.
The Extended Board
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