February 15, 2019
FROM VISION TO REALITY – THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GETTING YOUR OWN CENTENNIAL SCARF IS NOW!
The production of our centennial MWIA scarf based on the design of Associate Professor Marina Di Domenico from Napoli in Italy has just started.More information on the design and designer can be found here.
Do you want to get our own centennial scarf?
Scarves can be ordered through a pre-payment during registration for the centennial meeting in New York. If you missed out on ordering a scarf during your registration, there is still the chance to order your own scarf now. The cost for a microfiber scarf is 40 USD and the cost for a scarf made of Italian silk is 60 USD.
If you are not attending the centennial meeting, please find someone who has registered and partner with them to order an extra scarf for yourself.
Please note, we can only promise that there will still be scarves available for you to buy when ordered by the end of March; we cannot promise that there will still be scarves available for sale in New York!!
January 19, 2019
MWIA CENTENNIAL COLLAGE INITIATIVE- FABRIC SQUARE FROM INDIA
The Association of Medical Women in India (AMWI) has submitted a fabric square towards the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) centennial collage.
The collage picture has on the front, a Paisley design and on the back, graphics with a map of the states that make up India.
In the words of AMWI, “The fabric collage pattern “paisley” is a signature pattern of the Indian art used all over the country. The colors red, blue and green are a popular combination in India. It is embroidered on the classic South Indian Kanjeevaram silk. Various crafts of different states are depicted on the back “.
The black ribbons attached to the four corners of the square will not hang free but will be tied to other similar sized fabrics from MWIA member countries. We look forward to the submission by other countries and as we tie each string to another, the message of our unity in diversity is reinforced.
The teaser with the pictures of the square can be found here.
December 27, 2018
UPDATE ON THE MWIA CENTENNIAL COLLAGE INITIATIVE !!!
The Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) has introduced an innovative and inclusive initiative as part of her Centennial celebration taking place in New York in July 2019.
Each of our National Associations will be submitting a fabric square that is unique to their country. These will be joined together to form part of a fabric collage as a symbol of the unity in our diversity. Each designed fabric will have a special place in this harmony of diverse colours and patterns.
We are pleased to share with you the first fabric square submission from New Zealand. It is woven and designed by Esther Nitschke of Fielding, a spinner and weaver of 55 years. Esther has attended 47 Festivals and in 1994 she was awarded an M.B.E. for services to Weaving in New Zealand as exhibitor, Judge and Organizer.
The two fabrics in this banner are hand woven pieces woven from Cottaline & Silk, for the trouser and jacket garments for the Fashion Parade celebrating 50 years of the Creative Fibre Festival in Palmerston North, 2019. It shows a stylized Fern, the New Zealand National Emblem.
The final centennial collage will be shown at our centennial meeting in New York and will be on display at the Legacy Center: Archives & Special Collections Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia after the congress.
October 3, 2018
‘NINE MONTHS TO GO TO THE CENTENNIAL
“Compilation of Family Lunch and Dinner Recipes by female physicians and medical students from all over the world”
Our aim is to publish the recipes on the MWIA website as monthly teasers in the run up to our Centennial celebration.
All MWIA members are invited to write and send in one lunch or dinner recipe from their home countries. Kindly send in your recipe with your name and country using the template provided with a PDF picture in high resolution. Easy to make, yet nutritious dishes using readily available ingredients are encouraged. Suggestions should be made for ingredient substitutes where necessary. We encourage creativity and originality.
We are looking very much forward to receiving your recipes!
September 14, 2018
TEN MONTHS TO GO TO THE MWIA CENTENNIAL
“The unveiling of the centennial scarf”
After a very rigorous process, we now have an MWIA centennial scarf!
The process which started on the 1st of July 2018 had 12 entries from 5 countries. It was a very difficult choice to make, because all the entries were novel, well connected to the Centennial theme, and appealing. However, only one design could be chosen as the winning entry. The winning scarf was designed by Associate Professor Marina Di Domenico from Napoli in Italy.
The winning MWIA scarf design by Marina features the central MWIA logo surrounded by different flowers, as diverse as medical women belonging to the Association”.
More information on the artist and the scarf can be found here:
More information on the two other finalists of the competition and their design can be found here: https://mwia.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/runner_up_scarf_designs.pdf