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WELCOME TO THE IWCE

Are you new to Eindhoven and would you like to meet women from all over the world? The International Women's Club Eindhoven may be just what you are looking for!


We are a social club for international women living in the Eindhoven area. Our mission is to ease the transition for newcomers to Eindhoven and we have been welcoming them for more than 50 years.


Our club has about 150 members from over 40 nationalities, some have just arrived, others have lived in The Netherlands for over 30 years. People join our club for a variety of reasons: to learn more about Eindhoven and Dutch culture, to make new friends, to practice their English, to get acclimatised quickly and to join our vibrant expatriate community. IWCE is here to make Eindhoven feel smaller and more welcoming for you. We make it our mission to introduce you to the rich cultural diversity that this wonderful city has to offer.


IWCE Monthly Meetings - People laughing and talking - Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Monthly Meetings


Each month, from September to June, IWCE scouts out interesting and often highly original activities for our members, featuring guest speakers, workshops and outings.

These are perfect opportunities to spend time together and share new, exciting experiences.

IWCE Area Representatives - Welcome sign and a white teapot -  Photo by Carolyn V on Unsplash

Area Representatives


To help our members feel at home, we have Area Representatives in each area of the city of Eindhoven and the surrounding regions. An Area Rep is a contact point for the club members in her area. She welcomes the new members, introduces them to the other members in the same area, and invites them to get together. Area Reps can also answer any practical questions a member might have.

IWCE Giving Back - Love decor on the window -Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

Giving Back


The IWCE also gives back to the wider community, organizing fundraising efforts, such as bake sales, raffles and the annual Winter Market. Once a year members help select the IWCE's charity of the year to which we donate the proceeds of our fundraising efforts. Additionally, we invite guest speakers from various charitable organisations to introduce themselves, promote their goals and share the ways members can give support.

IWCE Workshops for members

We have workshops scheduled for this season... Custom-designed meetings where we share knowledge and experience on a particular subject like writing, job search... stay tuned! We will announce them on our WORKSHOP section on this website or you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

WHAT'S NEXT...

This season is coming to an end and the club's board has made a greater effort to make up for the impossibility of organizing our longed-for face-to-face meetings.

This has been a year full of fascinating and varied proposals: creative writing, job search and intercultural skills workshops, talks on how to lead a healthier life, virtual visit to the Vincenter and wine tasting to name just a few. But there is still more to enjoy before the end of this season.


Next monthly meeting

Safe the date: June 17th 2021.


Our final monthly meeting of the club's year is a must for all nature lovers: "Wildlife in Eindhoven" a workshop led by Nuno Curado a wildlife Ecologist and a nature enthusiast.

He has been working the last 12 years with wildlife and people, for different organisations and his own company.
Nuno started out in the deep countryside, then he became fascinated by urban wildlife. He’s increasingly captivated by the wildlife that lives in cities in general, and particularly, in Eindhoven city.


He’s organising Monthly Nature Walks around Eindhoven, where he helps people connect with nature! With the Corporate Wild Breaks he is offering an opportunity to disconnect and enjoy urban nature.


After our monthly meeting, Nuno Curado will be hosting an Eindhoven urban wildlife interactive (no extra app or installation needed) workshop for us... in a quiz format! This quiz last up to 1 hour.

Get ready to use the eyes of the ecologist and see your city from a completely new perspective!


Feel free to visit his website (https://www.wild-eindhoven.com/about) or contact him if you have questions about his work. 

One year of change

Between panic and palsy: being a physician in pandemic times


On June 18th 2021, Dr. Eva Schaffrath who is an anesthesiologist at Maastricht University Hospital wants to share her personal experiences and impressions looking back at the year of change.


Whilst the pandemic gets into its second year of restricting our lives. It’s worthwhile to look back how everything began, how changes occurred fast and slow, impacted our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Dr. Eva Schaffrath is an anesthesiologist at de University hospital of Maastricht and wants to share her personal experiences and impressions looking back to the year of change.


Looking forwards to inspiring discussions and impressions, we hope to see you on
Friday June 18th at 9:30am in the Zoom Call.


If you want to sign up for this event, please send an email to info@iwce.nl. You will receive an email with the link to this Zoom  meeting.

Health Behavior Change

This 90 min workshop is exclusively for IWCE members and will be taking place online on the 28th of June 2021 from 9:30 to 11:00 am. 


Have you been trying to live healthier but just aren’t quite getting there?
Then this workshop is for you!

Learn how to put Intention into Action!
Registered Psychologist and published author Dr. Anna Ehmsen will share insights from the science of health behavior change that will help you put intention into action!


RSVP: Send an email to info@theexpatpsychologist.com as soon as possible to secure your place for this amazing workshop.

If you want to learn more about Anna, find her online at www.theexpatpsychologist.com and on social media www.instagram.com/expatpsychologist.

We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at the next meeting!


Join us for our next event

Click on the button "Join Us," if you wish to get a taste of who we are (without obligation) by attending one of our monthly members’ meetings.


More info will follow … stay tuned!


There are other workshops and activities scheduled for this season. We will announce the events on our website or you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.


You still haven't registered as a member of the IWCE? Join us! For more information about membership fees and how to become a member, please click on the button.

ACTIVITIES AND GROUPS


Most of the groups are now meeting online.


Through our daytime and evening activities, IWCE promotes networking and friendship between English speaking women from many different countries. Aside from our monthly general meetings featuring guest speakers, workshops and outings, IWCE members are also welcome to join Special Interest Groups (SIGs) — one of our most attractive characteristics. These groups meet during the day or evening to share their interests and passions. Our SIGs range widely from Choir to Film Group, Book Clubs to Italian Conversation, Gourmet Club, Walking Groups and so on (check the Activities and Groups to learn more).

Cooking

Gather together, roll up your sleeves, and get something delicious done. A fun way to explore international cuisine.

A bite of happiness!


Book Club

A great way to stay connected with a community of like-minded readers while also expanding your understanding of what literature has to offer.

"Reading is a way for me to expand my mind, open my eyes, and fill up my heart "  Oprah Winfrey


Film  Group

Specifically designed for the Seventh Art lover.

Watch quality films and enjoy a post-movie chat.

Be part of something fun and share your passion.

Wellness & Beauty

We live at a time where beauty, health and wellness are rapidly converging in meaningful ways. A group to share these thoughts along with advice and tips on balancing life's daily stresses.

HOT TOPICS

IWCE has been featured in the new edition of HOWDO magazine. 

This time there is not one article by three written by members of the International Women's Club.


"The world can be interesting wherever you are as long as you accept that people and cultures are different" by Doke-Pronk-Wahrer.

Read the full article here


"We are not alone in Brabant" by Olivia van den Broek-Neri.

Read the full article here


"Living abroad x embracing two cultures" by Heidi Los.

Read the full article here

Great news

Finally the Eindhoven Library is allowed to start organizing activities again!


Here is a selection


MakersClub, every Saturday 10.30 am -12 pm (kids 7-13 years old)

Start MAKING at the MakersClub! Do you want to learn 3D printing, soldering, building, sawing or working with electronics? Want to make your own lamp, chain-reaction or a cool robot? Come to the makersclub! There are unlimited things to build. Together we can build really cool things!


Webinar: Urban Farming, 14 June, 8 pm – 9 pm

Growing food in the city (Urban farming) combines the best of many worlds: it encourages social interaction among different cultures and ages, brings biodiversity to the city, helps to retain water and cools the city. Besides, by practicing it you will experience nature with your hands and enjoy tasty and nutritious food.


Webinar: The language of classical music, 23 June, 8 pm - 9.30 pm

What benefits can classics give us nowadays? How can these puzzling sonatas, quartets and symphonies literally fill us with a wide range of strong emotions? How can we decode the unknown language of different composers to enjoy those exciting games that they prepared especially for us within their pieces? This is something we are going to discover together. This webinar is meant for everyone who wants to know more about academic music and eager to get more pleasure and deeper understanding of music during concerts or home-based listening. No music education is required!


Registration beforehand is necessary, via their website.

De Bibliotheek Eindhoven

Stay tuned for the latest news!!!


HAPPY MEMBERS


"It's so much easier to feel integrated and at home with people sharing similar stories." 


Susan (UK)

"Returning to the Netherlands was not so easy. I felt more like a 'world' citizen and the IWCE helped me to meet like-minded women." 

Corine (Netherlands)