Welcome to the Berlin International Women’s Club (BIWC). 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 are 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 Mah Jong, 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 are 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 – BIWC President
We currently have 232 members representing 47 different nationalities
Club Highlights in January
- Our Social Events team invite you to toast in the New Year @ Kaffeehaus Mila
- Business Lunch this month will be in the Rienäcker Restaurant @ the Hotel Golden Tulip where our monthly evening Meet & Greets take place
- The Evening Group begin a world-wide culinary journey in Ethiopia
- Kool Kiez again visits the Villa Tomasa in Viktoria Park in Kreuzberg
- The North-East Neighbourhood Group will crown the queen @ a New Year’s coffee afternoon
- The Art & Architecture group will visit the Gipsformerei (plaster replica workshop) for a guided tour in English
- Exploring Berlin go on a guided tour in German of the Schadow-Haus in Mitte
Members have the opportunity to converse in four different languages, play Mah Jong, attend a Pilates class or play tennis. One of the book groups will be reading New Boy by Tracy Chevalier. The South-West Neighbourhood Group invites members to listen to a talk by Ginger about her trip to Russia.
More details can be found in the Club’s latest Newsletter (issued digitally to members).
As a potential member, you’re welcome to attend two of our activities before becoming a member. Please come along to one of our Meet & Greet meetings for more information.