About ZIWA - Who Are We?
ZIWA is Zurich's leading International Women's Association
Our purpose is simple. We bring together women of all ages and nationalities to help celebrate different cultures, expand our viewpoints and build friendships. With over 700 members representing almost 70 different nationalities, ZIWA is dynamic, very international and most importantly fun!
As a member, you have a wonderful opportunity to make new friends as well as discover and share new interests. You can choose to do something as simple as join others for morning coffee, learn a new language or even discuss your favourite book at one of our many book clubs. Or if you're more artistic and really want to get your creative juices flowing, then perhaps our photography or writers' group could be just the thing for you. For the more adventurous or sporty types, some of the best Swiss hiking trails await your discovery - simply join one of our hiking or walking groups! With over 70 different Interest Groups currently on offer there's virtually "something for everyone". Browse this website to find out more. And if you can't find a group that's just perfect for you, then we will even help you to start something new. This unique women's club is up for just about anything!
There's also the chance to make friends at our regular Monthly Meetings, which normally take place over a meal and often in a very special setting, including Zürich's beautiful Guild Halls, the Opera House, a wine boat and even a TV station! Inspirational guest speakers or a themed event make these meetings really memorable. We encourage all club members to attend.
If you are a newcomer to Switzerland, then ZIWA offers you an invaluable opportunity to learn how to make the most of living in this wonderful country. And as many of our members are Swiss nationals - you're sure to learn some of the best insider tips first hand!
Most of our members also know from experience what it's like to settle into a new city. So they are always willing to help any new arrivals to quickly get over the transition "blues" and really feel at home. Newcomer Meetings, created especially to help connect new ZIWA members have become "famous" for the lasting friendships that usually result.
|At a glance: ZIWA facts and figures|
|Club founded in 1985 - 27 years young!|
|Working language - English|
|Led by a seven-strong Executive Board, supported by Interest Group Chairladies|
Interest groups include Book Clubs, Coffees, Conversation and Discussion Groups, Creative Groups, Food and Wine, Games, Out and About, Sport and Fitness
|No official club headquarters: monthly and interest group meetings are scheduled at venues including leading Zürich hotels, members' homes, restaurants, coffee shops, sports centres etc|
|No political, religious or racial barriers|
|Affiliated with Open Door Clubs|