Who we are
AAUPW is a private organization based in Munich, Germany for American and other English-speaking women graduates of an American accredited college or university.
How to join
If you'd like to know more about AAUPW, why not come along to one of our monthly gatherings to see if our group and its activities reflect your personal interests?
Recent & Upcoming Events
With the Presidential Election finally behind us it seems like ages ago that AAUPW co-hosted the Munich Presidential Debate in cooperation with Amerika Haus. Here we now have the link for you to watch the video created by AAUPW member Kristy Koth informing us about the Electoral College. This video is very informative and contains information you may not be familiar with. We definitely recommend you watch it!
And many, many thanks to Kristy for taking the time to create this outstanding video!
Alternatively you can watch the Electoral College Video on the Amerika Haus YouTube Channel.
AAUPW will be progressing with Zoom meetings until further notice. The link for the meeting will be published shortly before the meeting on the members only area of our website. If you wish to attend as a guest, please contact Claudia Ziersch directly. Our November meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18th.
Our speaker for November is Janet Day-Strehlow, a corporate real estate professional who will talk to us about her career path, in particular, her exciting recent job switch at the age of 62. Janet holds a B.A. in International Politics and Philosophy and an M.Sc. in Corporate Real Estate and Facility Management. Our multi-talented speaker moved to Germany in 1987, originally intending to pursue a career as an opera singer. While she didn’t get a contract, she did land a number of singing gigs around Munich.
Returning to corporate world, Janet joined Cisco Systems in Germany in 1997, where she moved from facility management to delivering major corporate construction projects. After almost 20 years at Cisco, she was ready for a change and took early retirement in 2017. The only problem was that Janet wasn’t actually ready to retire! She began applying for jobs — and ended up embarking on a new career phase as Regional Project Manager/Major Projects Lead at Jones Lang LaSalle.
In addition to sharing her own professional journey with us, Janet will also reflect on topics such as the role of age vs. experience in the workplace and the work ethic of baby boomers vs. that of GenXers.
Interesting conversations, professional advice, and good friends — AAUPW has been my lifesaver!
AAUPW has provided outstanding personal and professional networking opportunities.