Who We Are

The Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWC) is a non-profit group whose membership is open to all expatriates living in Hanoi, Vietnam. Whether you are living in Hanoi, moving to Hanoi or thinking about moving to Hanoi, the HIWC has information and events for every expatriate.

The objectives of the HIWC are to promote the development of social, charitable and cultural activities among its members, the Hanoi expatriate community, and the people of Vietnam; and to provide a forum for expatriates to identify and discuss issues of common interest regarding their personal and professional lives in Vietnam. Raising funds has always been at the forefront of all HIWC activities and the Annual Charity Bazaar has become a signature event of the Club, generating most of our charitable funds. These funds are used to finance our Community Aid Projects, which improve the lives of disadvantaged women and children, and small communities in Hanoi.

We know that moving to Hanoi and then living in Hanoi can be both rewarding and challenging, and by providing a supportive network for all Hanoi expats, we know that you will learn to love Hanoi, just like we do.

Upcoming Events

We hold regular events for meeting up with Hanoi expat newcomers and regulars alike at exciting venues. Also there are usually lucky prize draws held at these events so join the HIWC to be in with a chance to win. Find out more by viewing our list of upcoming events and activities.

Newcomers Coffee Mornings 2015
Hanoi expatriate welcome

January 15th 2015 10am – 12pm
February 5th 2015 10am – 12pm
March 5th 2015 10am – 12pm
April 2nd 2015 10am – 12pm
May 7th 2015 10am – 12pm
May 28th 2015 10am – 12pm
Contact newcomers@hanoi-iwc.com

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Yesterday I presented Anh Pham with cash to the value of $975 US. This was the money raised at the Fun Run held at Ciputra. Anh is a remarkable woman and runs two very successful charity programs at the KHospital. I know she will put the money to very good use helping the ladies receiving treatment. Mr Lam from Quick Events added to the fundraising by donating 1million vnd and we really appreciate his gesture.
Another great event led by Penny and her team - thank you all and well done. Thank you also Nada who took on the raffle sellers role and she did a great job. Who could say no to Nada - not me.
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Thank you to everyone that didn’t let this morning drizzle be an impediment to have fun and run for a good cause on today’s second Family Fun Run organized by HIWC. Thank you also to our two main sponsors Ciputra Club and Vinmec International Hospital. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm! Here are more pictures! (17 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Our 2nd Fun Run was held today in grey misty weather. It was perfect or running, walking, using a scooter or pushing a pram. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to a very fun morning...

Wishing all our members a lovely day of celebrating all our roles as mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, partners, friends.... ... See MoreSee Less

In conjunction with the Ciputra Club and Ciputra Management, the HIWC is proud to announce the second annual 5K Family Fun Run (flyer below). This year it falls on International Women's Day on Sunday 8th March, 2015.

All proceeds from this event will be going to support Vietnamese women undergoing breast cancer treatment at the K Hospital in Hanoi.

Refer to link on the poster for registration. Please indicate how many people (including children) will be participating and if you and your friends would like to volunteer on the day in a variety of roles. Payment for participation is on the day.

We have asked a few vendors to provide some post race snacks for sale, or you are welcome to bring your own picnic.

In addition, the Hanoi Cooking Centre have offered the opportunity to pre-order picnic hampers. Please contact them directly on info@hanoicookingcentre.com to see what is available.

Things to remember;

- hat
- sunscreen
- water bottle
- sense of fun
- costume theme 'International Women's Day'
- lots of energy

Come and join in the fun, but please remember that children should be closely supervised.

While we aren't timing this event, we will be closely watching for first places (adults & children) and best costumes.
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