Monday, April 4, 2011

Expat Women April Home Page

Hi Everyone! Just back from three weeks of travel (Marrakech for Expat Women, then Jakarta and Bali for the school holidays), I wanted to let you know that our April home page is up! Please take a few minutes to read, enjoy, share and tweet about them for us. Thank you very much and I wish you a fabulous April. Warmest regards, Andrea.

Success Story
Karen Hastings
Karen Hastings is a savvy American entrepreneur in London who opened Cupcake – a concept spa and private members' club for mums-to-be and new mothers with young children. A Young Guns Award from Growing Business Magazine, a spot as one of the top 100 Start Ups in the UK, and rave reviews across major and local media have encouraged her to expand...
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Business Idea
Jill Walker and Brittany Callard
Brittany Callard and Jill Walker had been living parallel lives across Europe and South East Asia for the last two decades when they decided to embark on a new project together: CAMENAE. With their collective design training and international business experience, Jill and Brittany have built CAMENAE into a successful luxury brand of Italian made leather handbags and accessories...
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Expat Confession
Expat Friends Leaving
Expat Women Girlfriend
My partner and I have been living as expats for the past six years. Unlike most of our expat friends, we are not on the 'expat treadmill' and do not have to move every two to three years because of our employer. However, many of our friends are now getting ready to be moved to another location and every time we catch up with them, a large part of the conversation revolves around their upcoming move and how unsettling it is. But I cannot help but think about those of us left behind. It is unsettling for us as well...
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The STARS Come Out at FIGT
A Report from the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Conference, held in Washington DC, March 17-19, 2011
Apple Gidley
Two key words came out of the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Conference in Washington DC last month. The first wasfocus. The second was STARS - Spouses Travelling and Relocating Successfully, as an alternative to the traditional and not always well-respected term, "trailing spouse".  UK Telegraph blogger and long-time FIGT supporter, Apple Gidley, tells us more about what took place at this year's FIGT conference...
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FAWCO Conference 2011
A Report from the FAWCO (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas) Conference in Marrakech, Morocco: 16 - 20 March 2011
Andrea Martins
Morocco: home of wonderful spice markets, gorgeous-colored materials in the Medinas, exotic jewelry, shoes straight out of Arabian nights, buildings ornately decorated from floor to ceiling with the most exquisite tiles, delicious food to shake up the senses... it is little wonder that last month's 40th Biennial FAWCO (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas) Conference, themed Celebrate Tradition, Embrace Diversity, in Marrakech was so well attended...
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