We are a social group with a social purpose.
Before the BWN became the BWN, it was a small, informal gathering of expat women meeting in someone’s living room for coffee and friendly conversation. Although we’ve upsized our meeting space and our mission since then, we haven’t downsized the friendly.
Our Social Purpose - Supporting Local Charities
Every two years we select local organizations that we support through fundraising and – whenever possible – through volunteering. For May 2016 to May 2018, we are actively fundraising for Mujeres Pa’Lante and Fundació Concepció Juvanteny.
Events & Announcements
Have fun connecting with a diverse group of women at our monthly Coffee Morning.
Date/Time: Thursday, 19th of October, 11:00 – 13:00
Location: IEN, Via Augusta, 123, 08006 Barcelona
About Our Sponsor: Doina’s Feel Fantastic Bodywork (Doina Taylor)
Doina focuses on helping people feel the best they can in their bodies. Her background is physiotherapy and uses Pilates (Mat and Barre), Nordic Walking and the Californian Massage technique to help combat pain and increase strength and flexibility. For more information check out her website: Pilates & Nordic Walking
October Evening Drinks
New Day and Time!
Casual schmooze with BWN members and their spouses/partners. Light tapas served. BWN members and guests receive a special rate on wine, beer, and soft drinks.
Date/Time: 26th October, 19:00 to 21:00
Location: Cuit Bar & Lounge, Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, C/ Pau Claris 122, 08009
Networking for professionals and entrepreneurs where the focus is on building good connections rather than fast sales. Practice your pitch in friendly company. Format: rotating small groups. Free to attend. RSVP is essential.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 15th of November, 9:45-11:00
Friendly networking + short, smart talks for Barcelona’s expat ‘preneurs (entre, micro, solo, budding). Unforgettable Guest Speakers. Light Breakfast.
Entrance Fee: 5€ (payable at the door) Space limited – RSVP is essential
Many thanks to Tracy Fontana for providing the inspiration, and many thanks to CoWorkIdea, Relentless Movement, and Big Crazy Leap for their support.
The Lunch Club gathers every 3rd Tuesday of the month in different neighbourhoods of Barcelona. We keep the costs below 15 euros including drink and dessert. The time is either 13.00 or 13.30, we try to alternate to cater for all kind of different day schedules!.
Date/Time: Tuesday, 17th of October, 13:00-14:30
Location: Japanese Restaurant
For details and to RSVP see the Events Calendar on the BWN website.
Join BWN today to get started with all the events early on in the season. We have a full schedule in October and through the fall/winter season. If you join today you will have access to BWN’s:
- Website access
- Members Only Facebook page
- Weekly Updates and Newsletter
- Web forum
- Volunteer for any of our activities or events
- Contribute to our two elected community organizations (see above)
- Start making lifelong friendships!
*If you’re interested in becoming a BWN Sponsor please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barcelona International Community Day (BICD)
The Barcelona Women’s Network is excited to once again be part of Barcelona International Community Day (BICD) event this year!
Date/Time: Saturday, 21 of October, 10:00 – 19:00
Location: Museu Marítim de Barcelona, Avinguda de les Drassanes s/n, 08001 Barcelona
If you want to volunteer at the BWN exhibitor booth please email VP2, Gwen Perry at email@example.com
If you wanted to attend as a visitor you can by using the link:
Free Registration: http://internationalcommunityday.barcelonactiva.cat/
BOLLYWOOD song-and-dance NIGHT!
Anuradha Ghemawat, Debbie Lord and Farhat Tyebji invite you to a night of Bollywood song-and-dance video viewing together with extempore dancing!
Uby Muñoz has generously donated her space for this event.
Date/Time: Friday, 20th of October, 18:30 – 22:30
Cost: about 5€/ person (depending on #RSVPs).
In addition, do bring any snacks and drinks you wish to share:
- a potluck dish and/or
- drinks and/or
- Indian or non-Indian snacks (packaged or home-made).
LIMITED to 30 people (bring your partner or a friend or a visiting relative)
RSVP (with #people and food/drink item you can bring) to Anuradha Ghemawat: firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn More
What others have said....
“I have been living in Barcelona for almost 9 years now and, I was lucky to find out about BWN through a dear friend who introduced me to the group. I wasn’t looking for new friends or ways to fill my time. I simply thought it is a lovely blend of fantastic women from all around the world and with all kinds of experiences. (more…)
“I have been a member since the day one and have been very satisfied with the plethora of activities offered here, that caters to all. Being a crafter and creator of art, I have been able to explore and learn about the ‘art scene’ that this city offers. (more…)
“I’ve only been a member a few months, but already feel completely connected to the BWN. Since I am new to Barcelona, it’s been great to meet warm and interesting women with a wealth of experience. I feel like I have benefitted by being part of the group.”
“Although I am half Catalan and have lived in this city most of my life, I do not cease to be surprised at the creativity, extent and variety of the activities which are organized by BWN bearing in mind the different needs and interests of its members. (more…)
“I joined BWN in order to make friends. I didn’t have a job, study or have children, which are the most usual ways to meet people, so I had to look for an alternative. The BWN offers a fantastic way to meet women from all over the world (more…)
“When I came to Barcelona, the person in San Francisco that told me about BWN said, “You can try it out a couple of times without paying, but just join right away, the outings themselves are worth the membership fee!” I really do think that is true. Awesome job!!!!!”