Vice President Dr. Ilona Stölken

Ilona is a historian and writer, loves literature, architecture, soccer, and exploring her favorite cities: Berlin and New York. With her husband, a diplomat at the Federal Foreign Office, and their two daughters she lived abroad in Manila, New York (twice) and Geneva and still knows Bonn from the early days in the Foreign Service. She joined WiB because she believes that cordial relations with other countries do not come from diplomacy alone, but from getting to know the people behind it. As Vice President she is responsible for WiB’s public relations, cooperates with embassies and the representations of the Federal States in Germany as well as the press.