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. Generally our social Coffee Mornings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Find out more by viewing our list of upcoming events and activities on Facebook

Newcomers Coffee Mornings 2016
Hanoi expatriates welcome
Generally Newcomer Coffee Mornings are on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Thurs 7th Jan 2016
Thurs 4th Feb 2016
Thurs 3rd Mar 2016
Thurs 7th Apr 2016 Thurs 21st Apr 2016
Thurs 5th May 2016
Thurs 2nd Jun 2016

Contact newcomers@hanoi-iwc.com

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The HIWC Board has set up a one-off "Special Gift Fund" to support small-scale charitable activities in Vietnam throughout our landmark birthday year. We aim to distribute $5,000 in small grants and gifts to provide one-off support to not-for-profit organizations active in Vietnam.

HIWC members are asked to nominate gifts, one-off projects or events that will benefit women and children in any part of Vietnam.

For further information, please refer to our recent mailing or email birthdaygiftfund2016@hanoi-iwc.com

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Dear HIWC members,

REMINDER: Nominations for our 2016 Vision Award for Inspiring Women

Your nominee must be a woman residing in Vietnam, and the vision for which the award is given must have been realised in Vietnam. Your nominee should be someone who:

- has conceived of or adopted a vision for action that benefits the lives of others or herself;

- has personally led the process of turning her vision into reality;

- has chosen a suitable path for the realisation of the vision: an organisation, a business, a work of art, an event, etc;

- is a true role model to others and demonstrates that women are indeed resourceful and capable of improving lives by the strength of their vision, determination and hard work.

To nominate please use the google form in our mailing of 20 June (to be re-sent soon) or send a written bid using the above criteria to: cacchair@hanoi-iwc.com and president@hanoi-hiwc.com. DEADLINE: 15 August.

Please note: This year's event will take place on Thursday 6 October 2016 at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum.
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HIWC Coffee Morning and Newcomers at Pots and Pans, 14 July 2016

Thanks to the KOTO team for hosting us and to everyone who was able to join us. See you at the ethnic themed fashion event at the Intercon next month.
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여러분, 여름에 모두 본국 돌아가고 남아 있는 한 줌의 사람들을 위한 커피모닝이 7월 14일에 있습니다. 이번 달은 Newcommers'와 공동으로 진행해요. 장소는 Pots 'n' Pans라는 식당이고 주소는 57 Bui Thi Xuan, Hai Ba Trung Street입니다. 아직 온다고 레지스터한 사람이 열댓명 밖에 안 된대요. 좀 조용한 분위기에서 HIWC 가입하고 첫 커피모닝 체험하기 좋은 기회일 것 같아요~ ... See MoreSee Less

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