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SWEA, Swedish Women’s Educational Association Inc., is a global organization for Swedish, Swedish speaking women who lives around the world. The organization was formed in Los Angeles 1979 by founder Agneta Nilsson who resides in northern California.

SWEA is a meeting and networking group with connections all over the world.

SWEA promotes Swedish cultures and education through scholorships and donations.

SWEA has about 6,000 members throughout the world. Representation on 5 continents, in 34 countries, and with 75 local chapters divided into 7 regional chapters to represent each country.


An independent organisation named SVEA was formed in 1981. On February 3, 2000 SWEA Washington DC was founded in order to became a chapter of SWEA International. The members of the former SVEA became members of SWEA Washington DC.

Today, we have around 120 members in the Washington DC chapter. Every year, we organize a number of programs throughout the year. As well, we organize traditional Swedish events during the year for members and their families.

SWEA Washington DC Scholarships and Donations

SWEA DC gives out scholarship to individuals and donations to organizations that support Swedish culture in the Washington, Maryland, Virginia area.

Swedish Holiday Market

The SWEA Washington DC Holiday Market is a popular event in December each year. Talented artisans and vendors offer everything from gifts, crafts, textiles, books and homemade bread to Kosta Boda and Orrefors glassware. We offer FIKA and delicious Swedish smorgasbord including “gravlax” and “glögg” sandwiches to get you in the spirit of the season with around 2,000 visitors this day! Due Covid-19, the event was cancelled for 2020.