About the International Womens Club of Leipzig

Our primary aim is to promote international friendship and provide a welcoming platform for English-speaking women arriving in Leipzig, whether for private or professional reasons. We support and encourage networking amongst our members as well as offering opportunities for cultural exchange through our diverse programme of activities.

Coffee and Chaos is our monthly members meeting and speakers series, usually held on the second Friday of each month from 9:30 am – noon. At C&C we listen to interesting guest speakers, engage in conversations, and connect with fellow members. The doors open at 9:30. During this time members check, get there name tag, get a drink- juice, coffee, water- chat with fellow members and finally find a seat. At 10:00 we start our meeting. First, we welcome everyone and allow guests to introduce themselves. Then, our guest speaker is introduced and they share with us valuable knowledge about there field of expertise. This usually lasts 40 minutes with a 20 minute Q and A. At 11:00, we thank the speaker and take a 15 minute break. Then the member meeting portion of C&C begins. Here we talk about upcoming events,  sign up for monthly activities, and catch up with one another. It is the best place to meet us and learn about our club. Come join us at our next Coffee and Chaos!

Where: Leipzig Marriott, Hotel Am Hallischen Tor 1, 04109 Leipzig

From: 9:30 am – 12 pm

Dates for 2022 – 2023:

September 9th, October 14th, November 4th, December 9th, January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th

Upcoming Events


By supporting local charities (women’s shelter, Teekeller Quelle, UNIKATUM) we foster and strengthen our bond with the city of Leipzig. Our involvement with the local community is invaluable in underpinning our sense of belonging.



President: Nina Scharfenberg

Vice President: Shannon Maisel

Treasurer: Gunhild Jahn-Gertz

Secretary: Virginia Salter-Geißler

Charity: Michelle Grundmann

Program: Marty MacDonald

Membership: Zilal Al-Agha and Regina Engel

Newsletter: Valeria Gulinska


The easiest way to join us is to come to Coffee and Chaos– our monthly meeting at the Marriott Hotel or one of the evening Meet and Mingle events. Newcomers are welcome to participate in two IWCL events before deciding to become an official member, so scour the calendar and join an activity!

If you know this club is for you, then send an email here. Please write in the subject line IWC New Member. Lia, from our membership team, will get back to you soon.

Club Year: 1 September – 31 August

Annual Membership Fee: 65€

Our very friendly Welcome Team is always here, ready to help our new members feel at home in Leipzig.