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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Safe the date: March 18th 2021 at 10:00. For now, we will continue to hold on-line monthly meetings via Zoom, and we endeavour to try to make these virtual meetings as successful as the face to face ones. We know it is possible, and we promise you that you won’t regret it if you attend…
The Bigger Your Dreams, The Bigger Your World
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” from Paulo Coelho’s best-selling book, The Alchemist
At the meeting, Meagan Macvie will tell the story of how she left her small town in Alaska to pursue her Big Dream of becoming a professional dancer. Although that didn’t happen, Meagan believes that big dreams help us broaden our perspectives and achieve great things—even if our dreams don’t take us exactly where we expect.
“The act of dreaming,” she says, “is as important as the dream itself.” Meagan did dance, but she also became a mother, a leader in government, earned a master’s degree, and wrote and published her book, The Ocean in My Ears. Kirkus Reviews called her coming-of-age novel an “unforgettable journey to adulthood,” gave the book a starred review, and named it a Best Teen Historical Fiction.
At eighteen, Meagan left her hometown of Soldotna (from the Russian word for soldier) determined to escape and study at university 2,000 miles away. Twenty years later, her mind and heart returned home to “live” for seven years in her imaginary version of Soldotna, while she wrote her story set in the very town she was so eager to leave.
As part of her presentation, Meagan will read selections from The Ocean in My Ears, and members will have the opportunity to ask questions about the book, writing, publishing, life in Alaska, and her journey. Before moving to the village of Heeze, The Netherlands in September 2019, Meagan lived and played in a field near the Pacific Ocean with her husband, daughter, dog, two stinky goats, and many chickens.
If you want to learn more about Meagan, find her online at meaganmacvie.com and on social media as @meaganmacvie.
We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at the next meeting!
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.
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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).
Gather together, roll up your sleeves, and get something delicious done. A fun way to explore international cuisine.
A bite of happiness!
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
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.
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.
"It's so much easier to feel integrated and at home with people sharing similar stories."
"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."