The International Women's Club of Moscow

The International Women’s Club of Moscow is truly international! Our membership is made up of women representing around 110 countries and consists predominantly of diplomats’ spouses, women who have joined their partners in Moscow on business assignments, and business professionals.

We provide opportunities for friendship, knowing other cultures, and sharing mutual interests among members from all around the world. We also extend our support and information to all newcomers.

The International Women’s Club (IWC) runs every season with a busy schedule of Events and Activities. Together with our Interest Groups, our meetings and events, we provide our members with lots of opportunities to meet new people and explore life in Moscow.

The club’s main aim is to support several carefully selected charity projects and help those in need in Moscow and the region.

Who We Are

Our members are happy to participate in the many activities that the Club makes available to them free of charge. Through the many organized activities, events and interest groups, members can make new friends, learn about this magnificent city that hosts us and collaborate voluntarily also supporting our charitable projects.The Club Constitution is accessible at this link

What Do We Do

Living in a city other than your native one has many advantages, but sometimes also many challenges. You have to learn a new language, put children in a new school, and learn a new lifestyle in an unknown environment. The International Women's Club of Moscow wants to welcome all those women who, especially at the beginning, need to enter a "new society" finding support, friendship, and opportunities to have fun.Above all this, however, the Club wants, as its top priority, to support numerous charitable organizations in Moscow and Russia and is able to raise funds through organizing various events, as well as thanks to the support of numerous partners who have been cooperating with our Club for years.


Becoming iwc member

Who can join the IWC?

The IWC is open to all expatriate women and men currently residing in Moscow. Membership is also available to Russian passport holders but on a limited basis. As specified in the Club Charter, Russian membership may reflect no more than 10% of the total membership of the club.

What are the benefits of joining the IWC?

IWC members have many opportunities to socialise with new friends by becoming a part of a truly international community. We hold monthly general meetings and coffee mornings, and in addition there are a number of special events throughout the year. Members can also join IWC Interest Groups and participate in a wide range of activities.

We support a number of charity projects where members can volunteer their time and give something back to the local community.
Our major fundraising events, the Winter Bazaar and Charity Concert, are highlights of the Moscow calendar.
Members receive regular e-bulletins that are up-to-date with what’s going on throughout the club.
Finally, our members benefit from our membership rewards, which entitles them to discounts at a number of stores and restaurants around Moscow.

How do I join?

The IWC season runs from September through the following August, but you may join at any time. The membership fee is 5000 Rubles per year.

A lot of new events and activities are planned during each season! Our Winter Bazaar team is already hard at work to ensure that every season’s event will be even more impressive than the last. Don’t forget to join us at the first Monthly Meet & Greet meeting in September, where you can sign up for your favorite Interest Groups.

So get excited for another year of International Women’s Club Evenings, Coffee Mornings with your old and new friends, Monthly Meet & Greets, meetings in beautiful embassies, hotels and galleries, and mark your calendar for the upcoming dates when you can renew your membership.

The schedule for all events can be found on our Events page and you can easily make your registration and save on your calendar.
To renew your membership for the coming season, simply bring your current IWC badge and lanyard to any of the upcoming events or Renewal Sessions.

IWC members receive a badge and a lanyard (ribbon) upon joining the IWC. The badge is permanent. The lanyard, however, is changed every year. Please remember to bring your badge and lanyard when attending any IWC event, as this designates you as a current member of the Club as opposed to a guest. If your badge or lanyard is lost, there is a required replacement fee of 500 RUB.

Can I attend IWC events if I’m not a member?

Guests are welcome at most IWC meetings, but must pay a guest fee of 1000 or 2000 RUR depending on the kind of event. Some events may only be open to members due to limited space.
Non-members cannot join IWC Interest Groups.

Practical information

Living in Moscow, what we have to know

The International Women’s Club of Moscow wants to help you feel at home in this enormous and often challenging city. We would also like to help you discover the other side of Moscow, the amazing metropolis that has a lot to offer for those who are willing to take on this challenge. Something every expat warmly welcomes is practical information on living in Moscow. So when you meet people, for example during IWC Coffee Mornings or General Meetings, it is always interesting to talk about day-to-day life and the practical problems each of us runs into from time to time, and to learn about each other’s (sometimes very creative) solutions to these problems. There is nothing as valuable as first hand tips from people who have been living in Moscow for some time, who know their way around town and who are happy to share their inside knowledge with others!

If you are new to Moscow and would like to know from experienced expats about shopping, schools, medical help, pets care, transport system etc, here is the booklet to help you. If you know something that would be useful for other members, please share it with the General Officer at Help you and all of our members, we hand you some of the most important things that can be useful to start living in Moscow. Please read it and don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

Moreover, you can join our partners who offer, just for our members, some special discounts.

Steering committee

The IWC Steering Committee meets once a month, usually the first Thursday of the month and manages all aspects of IWC membership, meetings and events. The IWC charity projects are managed by the Charity Board.
Here you can find more information about us and contact us with any questions!

IWC Steering Committee 2023-2024


General Officer Chair

Rosa Cristina Laureiro

Public Relations Chair

Irina Shallan

Membership Chair

Interest Groups Chair

Meet & Greet Chair

IWC Evenings Chair & Co-Chair

Monica Radicati & Elena Egger

Newsletter Editor

Julia Vaskova

Website chair

Partnership Chair & Co-Chair

Fitria Wibowo

Recording Officer chair

IWC Treasurer

Shriyukta Yadav

Charity Chair & Co-Chair