October 19 - October Monthly Meeting

The October Monthly Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, October 19th will offer a dialogue between textile industry expert and IWF member, Pilar Morales, and a sustainable and fair trade economy expert, Giorgio dal Fiume. Together they will discuss real life experiences and how we, as consumers, can contribute to create a more responsible industry.  Social greetings begin at 7:15pm at the Palazzina inside the Centro delle Donne (via del Piombo, 5) and the panel discussion at 8pm.  Consider joining us following the meeting for a no-host aperitivo at Misterlino(strada Maggiore 77/b), a cool knit bar-cafe that offers drinks and a robust apericena.





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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Fundraiser for hurricane relief efforts in Texas

Date Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 06:00 PM

Please join Officina del Poggio founder Allison Hoeltzel for a special fundraising event, in support of hurricane ...


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