June 11 - June Social Picnic

Save the date for the annual June Social Picnic scheduled for Sunday, June 11th, more details to follow!





April General Meeting

Date Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 07:15 PM

The April General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 20th and will take place at Dynamo - the velostation ...

May General Meeting & Assemblea Ordinaria

Date Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The May General Meeting & Assemblea Ordinaria will take place in the Aula Magna at the Centro delle Donne (via del Piombo, 5) on Thursday, May ...

June Social Picnic

Date Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Save the date for the annual June Social Picnic scheduled for Sunday, June 11th, more details to follow!



May Book Club - Why This World

Date Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 08:00 PM

  Our May meeting will be held on Thursday May 25 at 20:00 and Una Jones will be hosting.  We will be ...



Date Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:30 AM

 Hi all, since the weather is nice now  we decided to move to the outside. From this Wednesday ...


For all you garden lovers: see you on Saturday!

Date Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Meeting at 10am sharp on Saturday 20th, location: in front of the garden number 8 on the map - Strada Maggiore 46, ...


Diverdeinverde: discover that Bologna is a garden!

Date Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Dear IWF friends, Bologna uncovers its green heart! Let's meet for a leisurely walk through the inner gardens of ...


May dinner at Japanese Mizushi

Date Monday, May 08, 2017 - 08:00 PM

Dear Ladies, join us for a Japanese dinner at Mizushi in Piazza S. Francesco 10/cd:  ...


May meeting

Date Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 01:00 PM

  Dear Language XChangers, please join me for lunch and multilingual chats on Wednesday 3rd, at 1.00 pm. We are ...



Date Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 07:00 PM

Welcome to spring and our next No Host Kocktailklatch at: LE STANZE,  Via del Borgo di San Pietro 1 - ...


The next-door science center: Opificio Golinelli

Date Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

"We must never stop asking ourselves new questions, and seeking new answers. This is the logic behind the action of ...


Da Francesco: dinner updatings

Date Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 08:00 PM

Please notice that the restaurant gave us a table for 18 people max, so at present we have 3 places left; moreover ...


Ramblers' Weekend in the Apennines

Date Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 12:00 AM

We are planning a special ramblers’ event in the Apennines for the weekend of April 8 - 9 to which all IWF members are ...


Man on Wire

Date Friday, April 07, 2017 - 08:00 PM

Man on Wire (2008, 93 min)   2009 BAFTA for Outstanding British Film, the Independent Spirit Awards, Academy Award ...


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