History

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 200 members from different backgrounds and countries. This year IWCK celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

As our primary goal is to raise funds for local charities, IWCK is a registered charitable organization in Ukraine.

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!

 

Benefits of the Membership

Through our Interest groups, you can share hobbies with others, improve your talents and learn new languages with native speakers.

Join in on exclusive cultural events to learn about different countries and cultures, and meet new friends during social events.

Help those in need and support the local community by volunteering your time for IWCK’s charitable works.

Additionally, check out the list of companies who give IWCK members special discounts and deals!

The following IWCK partners offer a 10% discount to our members who show
their IWCK membership cards:

  • PORCELAIN DENTAL CLINIC – http://porcelain-dent.com.ua/en, Tel.: 44- 3901141
  • ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIO – www.arthurmurray.com.ua, Tel.: 067 2093569
  • BEAUTY SALON TANDEM – Artema str. 52-A, Tel. 096 889 8332
  • PREMIER PALACE CLUB – 5-7/29 T. Shevchenka Blvd., Tel. 044 244 1200
Join the club!
If you have questions about the membership, visit our FAQ page.
Steering Committe
President
Valerie Stulikova
Valerie Stulikova
Vice President
Olçum Alkan
Olçum Alkan
Secretary
Helen Garbuz
Helen Garbuz
Treasurer
Natia Parulava
Natia Parulava
Head of Charity
Tatiana Sakharuk
Tatiana Sakharuk
Head of Fundraising
Soňa Zemanová
Soňa Zemanová
Head of Hospitality
Serafima Raquidel
Serafima Raquidel
Membership Coordinator
Françoise Dumel
Françoise Dumel
Head of Interest Groups
Patricia Pasqualon
Patricia Pasqualon
Pa
Head of Communications
Nina Trifunovic Skripi
Nina Trifunovic Skripi
Member of Board of Overseers
Elitsa Zaimova
Elitsa Zaimova

Elitsa is originally from Bulgaria, but have lived for a short time in Pamplona, Spain since her parents decided to relocate there 13 years ago. She has a twin sister, Rosie, that works in the development sector in Uganda and Brazil.

Before moving to Kyiv, Elitsa lived in Washington DC for 5 years and worked as a Consultant at CEB (management consulting company). At CEB, she was responsible for consulting Chief Marketing Officers at Fortune 500 organizations how to gain market share and train their staff. Additionally, she volunteered at an NGO that aimed at helping homeless children with preparing their homework.

She has always enjoyed volunteering and being part of charity programs that support women, disabled people and children. Therefore, when she moved to Kyiv (January 2016), she joined IWCK right away. Since then, she has been an active member taking part and organizing several initiatives: IWCK Charity Committee, Start-up Hub and Technovation.

“I have truly enjoyed being part of the Steering Committee as an Advisor and helping run the organization in a more effective way and ultimately making IWCK a great membership for expats to socialise and help the local community.” – Elitsa

Member of Board of Overseers
Eve Brun
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FAQs about the membership

Who can join IWCK?

IWCK Membership is open to anyone, regardless of nationality, background and gender. Our membership is comprised of people from the international community and we also welcome Ukrainian women who have social and cultural links within the international community.

When should I join IWCK?

Нou may join IWCK at any time.  Our membership year runs from September to June, although many of our Interest Groups continue to meet throughout the summer.

How much does it cost?

The fee for the 2017 -2018 season is 2000 UAH. Your membership dues cover costs of General Meetings and general office needs.  Any surplus from membership dues goes to our charity fund to support projects in Kyiv.

What are the benefits of joining IWCK?

Being an IWCK member has many benefits. IWCK is a network of local and expatriate women and men, so whether you are interested in charitable work, cultural events, or social activities, you are bound to make connections that will enrich your life in Kyiv.

Press

Journalists who need information or an interview with the International Women’s Club of Kyiv can expedite their inquiry by providing details regarding the nature of their request in via email. This information will make it easier to quickly answer your questions or connect you to the right spokesperson. Please send your email to our Head of Communication Committee  at communication@iwck.org or to Coordinator at coordinator@iwck.org.

You can also download our press-releases:

2015 Charity Bazaar results

2014 Charity Bazaar results