At IWI, we know how much the current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our members and their wider communities. We encourage them to follow official instructions, namely stay confined and practice social distancing. Through its online networks and its safe outdoor activities, IWI is making sure its members feel supported (check your Member Section for more info). Stay safe!
"Shadi and Julia, business networking coordinators, do such a great job for our business networking group and I'm so thankful. For me personally/ professionally, they helped organize a coaching workshop for the business networking group and then for the whole of IWI. Both of these events went really well and were a good opportunity to introduce my coaching services to IWI members. The venues have been very nice, the members that have attended have been high quality, and the events have been very successful for me professionally. Thank you for all your hard work!" T. A.
"For all women of all nationalities, whether non working or working spouses, in a new city and culture, the IWI is a lifeline to friendship, culture and history, opening all these doors, offering opportunities for voluntary roles, whether in the IWI organization or charitable isnstitutions. A truly wonderful organisation!" T.T.
"I am so happy I joıned IWI! At the activities there is always a welcoming environment to socialize and bond with women from all nationalities. IWI was how I met my first group of friends in Istanbul." W. C.
"It's been really awesome meeting great women who share a similar ex-pat journey as myself - and learning from them how to not only survive but thrive in this amazing city!" T. J.
"The international Women of Istanbul organisation was an absolute lifesaver when I arrived in this exciting but enormous city in 1992. We used to receive two pieces of paper stapled together with news of the latest activities. The magazine sent out now is a total luxury. During the first ten years of membership I was able to find lasting friendships. We formed tennis groups, book clubs and many other activities. I have now been living on Büyükada for 27 years, summer and winter. Still an honorary member! May the organisation continue to welcome new residents to this city!" A.B.