For several years, a group of women in and around Valencia got together for on an occasional basis for coffee or lunch. Sometimes, these meetings were quite business-like (selling products or promoting services) rather than merely social occasions.
By 2004, the core group started to look at ways to network and support each other more effectively than merely through impromptu get-togethers.
We looked at the way other women’s organizations had organized themselves and decided to create a. a non-profit organization.
On Monday, the 24th of January 2005, women attended the first meeting of the city’s International Women’s Club, and the IWC-Valencia officially became an independent organization, with its own statutes and ruling body.
To enable both newcomers and long-term residents to get together and share in a variety of activities.
To create activities - whether social, educational, cultural or philanthropic - that will help members integrate into and understand Valencian society.
To provide mutual help and support for those living in Valencia - irrespective of race, creed, national origin, or political orientation.
To provide information on community activities, services, and organizations where individuals may find solutions to challenges arising in daily life.
To provide opportunities to enjoy members’ varied cultural roots and improve international understanding.