Becoming a member of the IWF is simple! Choose the membership option that best applies to you and pay the corresponding annual fee. Once your membership dues have been received, you will be assigned a unique username and password to enter the reserved areas of this website and to post messages on the forum.
How to join
Formal membership in the IWF requires payment of annual dues in support of the organization. Dues are used to cover the operating expenses of the IWF including meeting space, speaker expenses, newsletter publication, and website hosting.
The IWF fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Annual dues are collected in-person at general meetings or any time via wire transfer (bonifico bancario). Returning members are kindly asked to pay their membership fees for the social year during the summer months via wire transfer. Memberships from the previous year remain active on the forums and in the directory until at least the second meeting of the social year (October).
Wire transfers should be sent to our account with the Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena bank:
Beneficiario: International Women’s Forum of Bologna
Causale: (Your first name, Your last name)
Codice IBAN: IT 63 O 01030 02430 000010460094
Codice BIC: PASCITM1006
Please double check to make sure your wire transfer is labeled correctly with the account name (“beneficiario”) details written as indicated above. This greatly accelerates receipt of your fees.
Upon sending your wire transfer, please e-mail the IWF treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Your first and last name as you would like to be listed in the IWF online directory;
2. The email address you would like to use for IWF contact;
3. Your home country.
Once your membership has been activated, you will receive email confirmation with your login and password. With this login, members may:
access the membership directory online
access reserved pages of the IWF website
post messages in the online forums
visit the interest group areas, including the job bank
download copies of current and past newsletters.
The IWF has created a series of membership options designed to meet the needs of our friends both in Bologna and far away. Visitors are welcome to attend their first general meeting or interest group activity free of charge, also to provide them with an opportunity to get to know us before becoming members.
Regular Member, €55 per year.
Regular members have full access to the online community and are entitled to attend all general meetings, social event, and interest group activities. They receive a copy of a weekly email “newsflash” which summarizes the upcoming events and fresh news. Only regular members are permitted to vote and hold board position.
Supporting Member, €35 per year.
This membership is for people living outside of the greater Bologna area or out of the country, who wish to support the IWF. Supporting members have full access to the online community, receive the weekly newsflash, and are welcome to attend general meetings for a drop-in fee of €5.
Institutional Member, €100 per year. (Membership is held in the institution’s name.)
Institutional members enjoy full access to the online community, including the membership directory and job bank, where employment opportunities may be posted. In addition, each institutional member is entitled to send two attendees to each general meeting, a privilege which is meant to be circulated among the institution’s employees, members, or students.
Student Member, €35 per year.
Student members (with proof of full-time student status) enjoy the same benefits as regular members, other than the right to vote or serve on the board.
Partial-Year Membership, €30 per year.
Members joining us for the first time, late in the social year, can take advantage of our Partial-Year Membership option that year, at the reduced year of €30. Members who join us on March 1st or later will enjoy the same benefits as regular members for the rest of that same fiscal year.