SWEA in brief
SWEA, Swedish Women’s Educational Association Inc., is a global non-profit organization for Swedish speaking women who live or have lived abroad. We gather to enjoy our Swedish language, background and culture. SWEA is both a meeting point and a safety net with links all over the world, making life abroad easier, providing support when arriving in a new place or when returning to the home land.
SWEA’s objective is to protect the Swedish language, support and inform about our culture and traditions. Also SWEA will act as an intermediary in supplying personal and professional contacts and establish a network for its members throughout the world.
SWEA International supports education through scholarships and various projects with a Swedish connection.
Today SWEA International has approximately 7 500 members in 73 local chapters in 33 countries on five continents.
The organization was started by Agneta Nilsson in Los Angeles in 1979.
Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, is Honorary President.
President since 2012: Margaret Sikkens Ahlquist
SWEA Boston Chapter
SWEA Boston was founded in 1985, has more than 200 members and hosts the annual Swedish Yuletide – the SWEA Fair and Holiday Celebration attracting thousands of visitors. SWEA Boston supports local Scandinavian charitable organizations and events, the Swedish School, and awards scholarships for New England students for study in Sweden.
President since 2014: Lena Saetre-Grant