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, 14th of June, 11:00 – 13:00
Location: The ático (top floor) of the IEN (Institut d’Estudis Nord-Americas), Via Augusta, 123 08006 Barcelona. Two Ferracarril (FGC) stops are nearby: Sant Gervasi (L6) and Plaza Molina (L7).
June Evening Drinks
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: Thursday, 21st of June, 19:00 to 21:00
Location: Cuit Bar & Lounge, Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, C/ Pau Claris 122, 08009
THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. THE NEW DATE WILL BE POSTED ASAP.
BUSINESS JUICE mixes friendly networking with short, smart talks for Barcelona’s expat ‘preneurs (entre, micro, solo, budding). This event features a thought-provoking, pithy-advice-giving guest speaker and a light breakfast.
April guest speaker: Silvia Bardani founder of Viume, an online personal shopping platform that highlights local clothing brands, minimizes impulse buys, eliminates the need to spend hours and hours on clothes shopping, and above all helps its users buy outfits that flatter. An entrepreneur at 29, Silvia will share the what she’s learned about the human side of business, some of her learning curves, and treat us to a demo.
Business Juice talks are intentionally interactive with ample time for Q&A.
The FAWCO Committee would like to offer you the opportunity to share a part of your culture with other BWN members in a morning of “Show and Tell.” You can bring any object that represents a link to where you’re from.
Refreshments will be served. Car pooling. Train station pick up. Space is limited.
Location: Home of Clare Schulenburg
Members Only: Yes
RSVP: Email Arline Coward firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 19th of June, Time: 13:30
Cost: 12 – 16 euros
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: email@example.com
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!!!!!”