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 February
- Cook In & Dine Out invites members to a raclette dinner party @ a member’s home
- Kool Kiez invites you to enjoy a fun February afternoon @ Ebert restaurant & bar in Charlottenburg
- The South-West Neighbourhood Group will visit the exhibition Wilhelm & Alexander von Humboldt. This will include a guided tour in English of the Deutsches Historisches Museum
- Exploring Berlin go on a guided tour in English of the Elisabeth Church 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 Becoming by Michelle Obama
Compass: one of our members will share her travel memories of a one month trip over Christmas and New Year in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Singapore
North-East Neighbourhood Group: will spend an afternoon in the company of an artist!
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.