May 17 - May Monthly Meeting & Assemblea Generale

The May Monthly Meeting and Assemblea Generale are scheduled to take place Thursday, May 17th at Antica Osteria Le Mura (vicolo del Falcone 13/a) where guest speaker Luca Amendola will discuss Slow Food and 0km food. More details to follow shortly.





March Monthly Meeting

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

Join us for the March Monthly Meeting, which will take place on International Women's Day, Thursday, March 8th at La Misericordia church in Pia ...

April Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 07:15 PM

The April Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19th at Paoletti in Galleria Cavour (off via Farini, across from Piazza Cavour).  So ...

May Monthly Meeting & Assemblea Generale

Date Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The May Monthly Meeting and Assemblea Generale are scheduled to take place Thursday, May 17th at Antica Osteria Le Mura (vicolo del Falcone 13/a) w ...


I love hills!

Date Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Hey runners and walkers, This month, lets get out of the city for a run to Parco Villa Ghigi on Saturday, May 12. ...


Bagni di Mario announcement

Date Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Dear IWF Friends, I am glad to announce that there still are a few places available for the guided tour of ...


Let's discover Bologna underground!

Date Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Dear IWF Friends, this very special visit will take us underground to explore a unique Renaissance artefact ...


April Book - The Underground Railroad

Date Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:00 PM

A big thanks to Pauline who has volunteered to host our meeting in April.  We will meet at 8 pm on April 26 to ...


Stylish Cocktails at I Conoscenti Mixology Bar

Date Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 07:30 PM

Join April's Kocktailklatsch at "I Conoscenti", a new mixology bar making a name for their unique ...


Weekly Meetings at Pappare

Date Wednesday, April 18, 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 ...


These legs were made for running!

Date Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 09:30 AM

Dear IWF members, It been a long winter and it's now time to dust off those running shoes and come join us for ...


April dinner SOLD OUT

Date Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 08:15 PM

Dear Ladies,   for April dinner we'd like to introduce you to a small typical bolognese osteria ...


Let's Play Burraco

Date Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 07:00 PM

Let's play burraco. Via Santa Margherita al Colle 8  8 PEOPLE  MAXIMUM BEGINNERS ARE ALSO WELCOME ...


St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Celtic Druid

Date Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 07:30 PM

Please join us on Wednesday March 21st for a belated St. Patty's day Celebration at the Celtic Druid Irish Pub ...


Volunteer with NGO GVC on March 31st

Date Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 02:57 PM

The NGO GVC (, who the IWF collaborated with for the recent March event, is pairing up with ...


A jewel on a hilltop: San Michele in Bosco

Date Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Dear IWF Friends, Our March Culture Club outing will move outside the city walls and towards the hills on ...


March Dinner Quanto Basta SOLD OUT

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

Dear Ladies, the 10 places are already been taken, so no more reservations please. We'll try in any case to ...


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 ...


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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

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