December 16 - December Holiday Social Event

The Holiday Social Event is scheduled for Saturday December 16th at 8pm at the very chic and recently renovated I Portici Hotel, via dell'Indipendenza 69, in the Salone delle Feste.  Join us in celebrating the holiday season with live music, drinks and a buffet apericena.  As in previous years, feel free to invite friends and/or your partner to this event.  Members pay 10 euros and guests 15.

January 18 - January Monthly Meeting

Save the date for the January Monthly meeting, scheduled to take place Thursday, January 18th.  Location and details to follow.





September Social Event & Assemblea Ordinaria

Date Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 07:30 PM

The September Social Event is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st at 7:30pm at Caffè della Corte inside the historical Corte Isolani (vi ...

October Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 07:15 PM

The October Monthly Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, October 19th will offer a dialogue between textile industry expert and IWF member, Pilar Moral ...

November Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 07:00 PM

The November Monthly Meeting takes place Thursday, November 16th, beginning at 7:30pm and o ...

December Holiday Social Event

Date Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 08:00 PM

The Holiday Social Event is scheduled for Saturday December 16th at 8pm at the very chic and recently renovated I Portici Hotel, via dell'Indipend ...

January Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Save the date for the January Monthly meeting, scheduled to take place Thursday, January 18th.  Location and details to follow.



Aperitivo at Sartoria in Piazza Aldrovandi

Date Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 07:00 PM

Join us November 29th at 7PM at Sartoria for an aperitivo.  As always, male and female friends are ...


IWF guided tour confirmation

Date Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Dear IWF Friends, I am glad to confirm the IWF guided tour of next Saturday 25th of November at the ...


“La Mostra Sospesa” that never took place

Date Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

September 13, 1973 in  Santiago, Chile: scheduled opening date of the exhibition of the artworks by the three ...


Multilingual chats

Date Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Hi ladies, our next multilingual lunch will be at a classic, near 'La fiera di Santa Lucia' under the Portico in ...


Location change - Pappere starts Nov. 8th

Date Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 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 ...


November dinner at Ristorante India

Date Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:15 PM

Dear Ladies,   here we are again!  When you like a restaurant it's always a good idea to go back there ...


Autumn Spa Weekend

Date Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 08:00 AM

The Ramblers are planning a warming, but very undemanding, weekend of thermal baths, massage and indulgent beauty ...


Language Acquisition in Bilingual Children

Date Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 05:00 PM

  Our first event of the social year will be held at my home on Wednesday, November 15th and will feature guest ...


Elegant Apertivo at Gamberini

Date Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 07:00 PM

 Join us on Wednesday October 25th at 7PM for aperitivo at Gamberini. Enjoy drinks and an abundant buffet during ...


Sunday of Art at the MAMbo

Date Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 04:30 PM

Dear IWF Friends, Welcome back to Bologna and to a new season of our beloved IWF Culture Club! I hope you had a ...



Date Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 08:30 PM

Hi Ladies and welcome back! Join us for a first dinner in a typical genuine Bolognese trattoria, Manuela booked for ...


Back to business!

Date Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 01:00 PM

Dear multilingual ladies, the social year has just started and we are ready to get back to our language XChange ...


Run/Walk in Giardini Margherita

Date Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 09:00 AM

Hello everyone and welcome back from summer holidays!  Now that school is back in session and we are all starting ...


Clean Up the World initiative

Date Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 09:30 AM

Join other volunteers around the world to help clean up your community. For more information about the Pulire il Mondo ...


IWF Bologna

is a social and professional network of English-speaking women


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

Bologna Inside Second Edition

Everything you need to know to make Bologna home

Bologna Inside Guidebooka guidebook for English speakers living in or around Bologna, Italy. The guidebook, available in a 192-page volume and online at, is aimed not at tourists, but rather at newcomers who seek to make Bologna “casa” and need help orienting themselves to the area’s resources, services and bureaucratic procedures.

We've PUT the "F" in IWF

We’ve literally put the “forum” in International Women’s Forum. Members are in touch all the time via our online community. Read and post messages on a variety of topics ranging from health care to apartment hunting. Need a ride to an IWF event? Wondering instead how to get an Italian driver’s license? Check the forum! You can also use the private message function to send e-mail to other participants. While most discussions can be read by all, only members (both near and far!) can post messages. Visit the forums