As TIAW moves forward to its 5th decade of supporting women’s financial empowerment, we share our deep sense of gratitude for her life and work of our Founder, Marian (Mandy) Engle Goetze. Her obituary may be read in full here:
While her list of personal and professional achievements is remarkable, we of course will remember her as the Founder of TIAW. In 1979, Mandy joined with nineteen other women who had formed business networks in ten cities around the US to discuss whether there would be value in sharing ideas, programs, information, successes, and problems. These women were the founders of the National Alliance of Professional and Executive Women’s Networks, which opened its doors in 1980. This was one of the first networking groups for bringing women around the country (with their local networks) together, to support each other and provide their collective knowledge to make something bigger and better.
That group evolved into TIAW.
Mandy stayed on in hands-on positions (Executive Director or Executive Vice-President) for over 20 years. Even after leaving the day-to-day activities of the organisation, she stayed active and was a guiding light for the organisation. She was an inspiration, and we at TIAW are better for the marvelous and positive impact she had on our lives.
Vale Mandy, we thank you and we will miss you terribly.