FGW founders at Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
FGW founders at Van Leer Jerusalem Institute


Senator Sandy Pappas, Minnesota State Senate (contact)

Professor Rula QuawasUniversity of Jordan [Feb. 25, 1960 – July 25, 2017]

Rina Bar Tal, Former chair, Israel Women’s Network 

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Forward Global Women Mourns the Loss of Co-Founder Rula Quawas

Rula believed with her whole heart, mind and soul that it’s women who can make and bring the difference to the MENA Region. It’s all of us: leaders, politicians, academics, social activists, researchers and lovers of peace– we need to carry on the torch and perhaps, that is how we will find solace to our grieving. Her spirit lives on in her students and in the work of Forward Global Women. May she rest in peace.

Rula Quawas
February 25, 1960 – July 25, 2017








Rina Bar Tal, FGW Vice President and Interim President,  Former Chair, Israel Women’s Network

Mary Jo McGuire, Chair of FGW,  Ramsey County Commissioner

Sherry Munyon, FGW Treasurer &  Secretary, Capitol Access

Fatima Sadiqi, Director, University of Fez

Patricia Davis, Director, Consultant and Communications Advisor

Ellen Kennedy, Director, Founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide






Orit Zuaretz, Director, Former MP of Israeli Knesset.

Ex- Officio Members:






Phyllis Kahn, Director, Former Minnesota State Representative


Senator Sandy Pappas, Executive Director, Minnesota State Senator  (contact)

Rachel Carlson, Program Director, Government Affairs Associate Capitol Access (contact)