The IWCB is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious organisation welcoming English-speaking women from all over the world.

Founded in 1991 by a small group of foreign and local women, the IWCB today represents diversity of cultures, ages, professions and ethnicities; from young professionals to active grandmothers.  We offer many exclusive activities and opportunities to meet other like-minded women and we maintain a strong commitment to Slovak community through our charity work.

 

Our mission

  • To promote friendship and understanding.
  • To provide opportunities for improving insights into and appreciation of the life and culture of our host country as well as the countries of the members.
  • To assist selected charity groups financially and to encourage our members to engage in charitable activities.

 

IWCB is registered with the Slovak Ministry of Interior as a recognized civic association under registration number VVS/1-900/90-7465. The Club is also a member of the “Open Door” network of International Women’s Associations worldwide and through this umbrella organisation we have contacts with 80 women’s groups in 40 different countries.


how it started

I realized that there was a need to encourage interaction between Slovak and foreign women in Bratislava. An easy way would be to find a mutual interest that we women, without any political or diplomatic borders, would have in common. Was there any better way of getting organized than creating an international women’s organization where we foreigners could get involved in volunteer work and fund-raising events together with our Slovak counterparts for joint humanitarian causes?
— Eeva Hacker, IWCB Founding President
 

International Women’s Club was initiated by Eva Hacker, wife of the US consul. IWC was founded at the beginning of November in Bratislava and its purpose is to promote Slovak culture and contacts between foreign and local women. This initiative was warmly welcomed among others by Ing. Marta Čarnogurská. The official language at meetings is English and 90% of the Club‘s membership is made up of foreign women currently living in Bratislava.