March 2024 Newsletter


Dear AWC Family, 

Happy Samil Day. On March 1 every year, Korean people celebrate the March 1st Movement Day, known in Korea as 삼일절 (Samiljeol). The name 삼일절 (samiljeol) can be broken into three parts:

(sam) =

(il) = day / 1

(jeol) = festival day (word suffix)

The direct translation is “3-1 Festival Day.” This celebration reminds Koreans what happened during the public resistance on March 1, 1919, when 33 Korean Movement core activists read the Korean Declaration of Independence. Their goal was to put an end to the Japanese occupation in Korea. At present, we are able to experience freedom and democracy thanks to the 1919 movement.

Another important date this month is March 8: International Women's Day. Korea University Business School in collaboration with AWC will host an International Women's Forum: BE THE CHANGE — EMPOWERMENT, MENTORSHIP and INCLUSIVITY, featuring three speakers:

  • H.E. Hyoeun Jenny Kim (Ambassador and Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Republic of Korea)

  • Kumjoo Huh (G20 Empower Alliance)

  • Shampa Bari (Ecosystem Partnerships LG-Ericsson)

This event underscores and follows our AWC Gala theme of "BE THE CHANGE.”  AWC's message of the importance of COMMUNITY, CONNECTIVITY and COLLABORATION to make a difference and serve others is in alignment with our International Women's Day theme of EMPOWERMENT, MENTORSHIP and INCLUSIVITY.

The March 8 event will draw together nearly 100 diverse AWC members, community members and Korea University Global MBA students for a day of UNITY, SOLIDARITY and ALLY-BUILDING over a network mentor lunch and forum. After the panel presentation, roundtable discussions moderated by community leaders will give participants a chance to share information, create connections and exchange ideas.

AWC Korea’s March calendar is filled with nine diverse events where we hope you’ll take the opportunity to CONNECT, COLLABORATE and build COMMUNITY (see below).

Happy March, everyone,

Betty Chung

AWC Korea President

photo of Betty Chung, AWC Korea President

See full details and RSVP for each event in our members-only Facebook group:

8th | BE THE CHANGE: International Women's Day Event

9th | Latin Dance Party

12th | Book Club: Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

15th | Coffee Morning at Innisfree Green Cafe

19th | Tour with Fortress Expert

27th | Understanding the North Korean Experience through LINK

28th | Herbal Medicine Tour

30th | Happy Hour at Chez Laurent

RSVP for Events

February Recaps

What a fun month! As we wrap up an eventful February, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each one of you who participated. Your enthusiasm and engagement are what make our community vibrant and enriching.

With a total of nine events and 98 attendees, we've shared knowledge, laughter and memorable moments that continue to strengthen our bonds. Each event was a testament to the diverse interests and the spirited participation of our AWC family.

As we look forward to more engaging and exciting events, we want to gently remind everyone about the importance of communication, especially regarding event attendance. If you find yourself unable to attend an event you've signed up for, please let the event organizers know as soon as possible. This small but significant act of consideration helps us in several ways:

— Efficient Resource Management: It allows us to adjust our plans, ensuring resources are used wisely.

— Opportunity for Others: It opens up spots for fellow members who might be on a waiting list, eager to participate.

— Respect for Time and Effort: It shows respect for the time and effort our organizers and volunteers put into planning each event, ensuring a rewarding experience for all.

Your cooperation and understanding in this matter contribute not only to the smooth execution of our events but also to a culture of respect and consideration within our community. 

We can't wait to see you at an upcoming event. Let's continue to support each other, making every AWC event a success. 

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Partnerships and Sponsorships

New this month! Your AWC membership now includes:

Your AWC membership includes discounts to these local restaurants, shops and services. Visiting one of our amazing partners? Tag them — and us — on Instagram:

Pro-tip: Keep a photo of your membership card on your phone, so it’s always handy.




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