Welcome to the Berlin International Women’s Club, a community of women from different cultures striving to foster mutual understanding and tolerance through cultural and social exchange, friendship, and support.

Message from our President

For over 25 years, we have been offering a wide range of friendly cultural, social and informative events to our many members in and around Berlin. We’re a member of Open Door and through this organisation have contact with other International Women’s Clubs not only in Germany but with other overseas clubs in Europe.

Our goal is to not only provide an English-speaking social environment for our members, but to provide them with the opportunity to volunteer their time and energy to work with our Club.

We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere not only for members who are new to Berlin. We have two monthly Meet and Greet sessions, one in the evening and the other in the morning. At these meetings you can meet Club members as well as some of the Coordinators of our Special Interest Groups. Our Membership Secretary is nearly always at both of these meetings to answer your questions about how to become a member.

We have many groups organising activities which meet on a weekly basis. Within the BIWC, you will be able to make friends, learn a language, play Mahjong, go walking, and get involved in social activities of all kinds, with like-minded women from over 45 different countries.

Here on our website, you can get a flavour of what we have to offer. We invite all women to Come and Share our World. As long as you can communicate in English, which is our Club language, we will be delighted to see you at one of our Meet & Greet sessions.

Registration is not required, just come along and meet our Membership Secretary. Sue Flaherty will only be too glad to greet you. Dates and times as well as the venue addresses can be found on this website.

We’re a friendly and welcoming bunch; don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Membership Secretary to find out more about us. Most of our members came to Berlin without knowing anyone, and have made long-standing friendships through our Club, learned new skills and developed new interests. We hope to see you soon!

Caroline Marquardt – President

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How can you become a member?

Women from over 45 countries have joined the BIWC community.

Member Karen Axelrad

Our Activities

We provide a wide variety of activities and opportunities to enjoy the city of Berlin and meet like-minded women in your community. To begin, we encourage you to attend an upcoming Meet & Greet event to socialise and talk with current members. Once accepted as a Club member, you have access to many monthly social, cultural, charity, and more events.

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Three happy ladies @ Business LunchMembers Garden Party in White 2019Three BIWC members pose in front of the restaurant POTS

We provide a welcoming space for women of all nationalities to interact and get involved in Berlin life — using English as the common language. What do our members say?

BIWC relies on volunteers to fulfil all its obligations and offer all the wonderful activities that are organised every single month. Every effort is appreciated no matter how big or small. Volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. If you are ready to make new friends, improve your mental and physical health and maybe develop new skills or indeed share your skills in the process, please consider supporting your Club by giving something back. The Club needs you.

Robbie

I want to help other members gain confidence in their own creativity. Beginners would be very welcome as well as those with some experience. I think the Club is such a great place for people who want to share their skills with others. We can all learn from each other.

Lorena

The Club is a great way to expand my circle of friends and to meet like-minded women. Moreover, it is great way not to feel alone as you meet other women who are experiencing the same issues as they navigate through this wonderful city.

Zeenat

I think the Club is fantastic. What is so good about it? Lots of things! We play a vital and unique role in the Berlin area. We help those who are new here to settle in quickly and feel at home, and then, through the very many activities, friendships can be further developed and interests pursued. The wide range of nationalities, backgrounds and ages of our members is remarkable. Where else would you have the chance to make friends with so many very different women? The monthly programme is truly impressive: there are just so many activities from which to choose.

Hilary

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