History of IWCK
The International Women’s Club of Kyiv (IWCK) was founded in 1992 by a small group of expatriate women in the newly independent Ukraine. The aim was to bring together women from all over the world to take part in a range of charitable, cultural, and social activities. Currently we have over 350 members from different backgrounds and countries. As our primary goal is to raise funds for local charities, IWCK is a registered charitable organization in Ukraine.
IWCK has a General Meeting for all members once a month where we improve our knowledge and understanding of Ukraine and its culture, discuss our charitable work with organizations in need within Kyiv, and get to know each other in a social context. In addition to these meetings, IWCK offers many opportunities to social, learn, and relax with others from lunch meet-ups to newcomers’ coffees to various interest groups that meet regularly. IWCK hosts a number of major fundraising events throughout the year including art exhibitions, our annual holiday bazaar, and international movie nights. These events fund the charity work and grants that IWCK awards to organizations working with children, older adults, and women in Kyiv. IWCK also works hard to help members stay up-to-date with happenings in Kyiv through weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters, and an Insider’s Guide to Kyiv.
Note: While the language for club communication is English, many of our members speak other languages including French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. We are happy to try and pair new members who aren’t confident with their English with a member who can assist with comprehension and communication!