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

Thursday June 18th 2015 10am – 12pm
Thursday August 6th 2015 10am – 12pm
Thursday September 3rd 2015 10am – 12pm
Thursday October 1st 2015 10am – 12pm
Thursday November 12th 2015 10am – 12pm
Contact newcomers@hanoi-iwc.com

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HIWC has been hard at work gearing up for our Annual Charity Bazaar! A few pics from a busy Monday morning site visit to St Paul American School with a group of Country and Community table participants for the Bazaar. ... See MoreSee Less

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Grab your hats, sunglasses and fans (of course) and attend HIWC's Half Day Excursion to Ha Thai Lacquer Village! Tuesday OCT 20th. Make friends and find out if it really takes a village! Come with us and understand what lacquer making is, the skill it takes and its importance to modern day. Sign-up soon! Limited seating and registration closes 1 week before the event. Contact Ms. Hong to RSVP. Details in event information. ... See MoreSee Less

Circle Group: Excurstion - Ha Thai Lacquer Village

October 20, 2015, 8:45am

Pickup Location: Exotissimo 9 Xuan Dieu Street

Excursion Group: Ha Thai Lacquer Village DATE: Tuesday, October 20th TIME/PICKUP: 8:45 AM Exotissimo 9 Xuan Dieu Street Depart from Exotissimo on 9 Xuan Dieu, where your English speaking guide ...

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Want to practice your English and make new friends? Join the English Conversation Group tomorrow. Native English speakers welcome as well! See details for more information. ... See MoreSee Less


October 6, 2015, 3:00am - October 6, 2015, 12:00pm

Contact Ali Harvey or Fran Compton for further information: aliharvey01@yahoo.co.uk fransteadcompton@gmail.com

HIWC CONVERSATION GROUP - All members of any nationality, including native English speakers, most welcome. An informal and relaxed morning of lively talk where you can meet and chat to other members ...

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