President's Message


The American Women’s League in Kuwait (AWL), has served as a platform for expat women to meet in fellowship, share ideas and interests and participate in social and cultural activities for over fifty years. AWL contributes actively to the local community by mobilizing member skills to promote awareness for various women’s issues, animals and the environment.

With over 150 members and growing, the AWL is home to many internal committees and interest groups. Whether their interest lies in social outings with our Coffee Morning Club, participating in cooking lessons with some of Kuwait’s top chefs led by the Gourmet Club, or enjoying the latest must-read sensation in the Book Club (to name a few), our ladies have found an arena to cultivate long lasting friendships, have fun and give back to the local community in which they live.

Whether you are new to Kuwait or have been residing here for some time, I warmly welcome you to join a beautifully diverse group of ladies, The American Women’s League in Kuwait.

Warm Regards,

Nadya Mayahi

President 2017-2018

American Women's League in Kuwait

Executive Board

2017-2018 Executive Board Members

1st Vice President, Molly Jung


Molly Jung is a professional globetrotter, mom, and wife. This hardworking and fun loving former teacher has taught schools, tutoring and adult education centers, a zoo, a puppetry museum, a church preschool, and a parent-and-child music program. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Molly moved to Kuwait with her family two years ago ad joined the AWL. This will be her second year serving on the board of the AWL. She enjoys being an inadvertent pet rescuer, cooking home-made meals, and getting into mischief with her glue gun and glitter.

2nd Vice President, Marlene Aristy-Hasawi


Marlene Aristy-Hasawi has been in Kuwait for 9 years, married to Kuwaiti national. Marlene studied hospitality management at New York University. She worked in the music industry, where she worked her way from receptionist, promotions to Executive Assistant where she works with people organizing events and making sure everything was done on time and correctly. She is passionate about life, experiencing different culture, family and friends. She excited about this year in AWL where she is ready to give her all.

Treasurer, Pamela Khraibut


Pamela is a force to be reckoned with as a proud Wife and Mother. She has a love for life and is a hopeful optimist. She moved to Kuwait five years ago and immediately joined AWL to get involved and enjoy new friendships within the league. Pamela is a chemical engineer with masters in Business Administration. Her current profession is the most challenging and rewarding as a proud housewife. She is looking forward to a great year supporting the American Women’s League keeping the budget and record keeping in order.