March 08 - March Monthly Meeting

Save the date for the March Monthly Meeting, scheduled to take place on International Women's Day, Thursday, March 8th. In an effort to create more awareness about women's issues in developing countries, the event will be in the format of a mini film festival where GVC, a Bologna-based NGO whose work extends internationally, will present two documentaries highlighting women in Tunisia. The screening will be followed by a presentation by two women project managers connected to the films who will discuss their experiences, and an aperitivo will be offered. In collaboration with GVC and generous sponsors, the film festival will be open to the public -- please talk it up and bring your friends! Start time, location and other details to be announced soon.





January Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 08:00 PM

For the January Monthly Meeting, Francesca Ventura, founder and fearless leader of our burraco int ...

February Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 07:15 AM

The February Monthly Meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 15th. Michele Lupoi will discuss family/marriage law as wel ...

March Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Save the date for the March Monthly Meeting, scheduled to take place on International Women's Day, Thursday, March 8th. In an effort to create ...


An evening of jazz and pizza at mercato delle erbe

Date Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 08:00 PM

Join us for a lovely evening of jazz and pizza at Mercato delle Erbe. On February 27th we will be having our ...


Weekly Meetings at Pappare

Date Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:30 AM

From the 8th of November we'll be meeting at Pappare on Via de' Giudei, 2. Hope to see you all there. Lisane ...


Tips for Balanced Living

Date Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The TTT interest group will meet on Saturday, February 17th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM (location TBD). Fellow IWF member ...


February Dinner Antica Osteria Romagnola

Date Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 08:15 PM

Dear Ladies,    after a long break here we are again fo the first dinner of ...


Women, science and stars in the heart of Bologna

Date Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM

There is one place in Bologna where crocodiles rest close to vivid drawings of exotic plants, where fossils lie next ...


Palazzo Poggi reminder

Date Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Dear IWF Friends, I am glad to inform you that there is still room for more members, friends or partners to join us ...



Date Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 07:00 PM

I'm waiting for you in Via Santa Margherita al Colle, 8 for a BURRACO'S CHALLENGE. Maximum 8 participants ...


Apero-Cena at Caffe Zamboni

Date Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 06:30 PM

Happy New Year everybody! Please join us at our next no-host kocktailklatch at Caffe Zamboni on Tuesday, January 30th ...


The Graduate (1967; 105')

Date Friday, January 26, 2018 - 08:00 PM

Times have changed and more recently we see Mrs. Robinson as a tragic figure rather than a predator but they may soon ...


Educating Our Children

Date Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM

I am happy to announce the next TTT event (still thinking of changing the group name...)! We will meet on ...


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The International Women's Forum is a non-profit organization founded in October 1998 in Bologna, Italy for English-speaking women of all nationalities. The group serves as a professional, cultural and social resource where members have the opportunity to exchange experiences, make professional contacts, find support and friendship, and speak English.

The diversity of our current membership reflects the founding spirit of the IWF with more than 100 members of all ages and professions originating from 20 different countries. In addition to general meetings held one Thursday a month, the IWF is comprised of several smaller groups organized according to member interests. Whether you have just landed in Bologna or have called it home for decades, the IWF offers an enriching experience for all members. More on the IWF

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