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The International Women of Istanbul (IWI) is a registered non-profit, non-political and self-supporting social organization that brings together international women of all ages and cultures in Istanbul.
There are currently over 600 IWI members from over 50 different countries. We range in age from early 20s to over 80. Some of us work, some have children, some are moving to Istanbul to live here for the rest of their lives and some are fulfilling a life long dream to study or live in Istanbul for a year.
We welcome all international women who are living in Istanbul as any group like this is only as strong as its members. If we have a diverse, engaged and interesting membership base then we have a group that helps make life in Istanbul that much more interesting. It is hard to pinpoint the exact age of the IWI but we have minutes from the coffee morning held at the house of the American Ambassador and hosted by his wife approximately 40 years ago. The group has always been a social organization bringing together international women.
The IWI board is elected each year and meets monthly. Everyone is a volunteer.