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 program 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 in, get their name tag, get a drink- 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 their 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!

From: 9:30 am – 12 pm

Dates and Locations for 2023 – 2024:

September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, February 9th and April 12th are at the Paulaner, Klostergasse 5, 04109 Leipzig

December 1st is the Holiday Bazaar. Join us at Central Cabaret located at Markt 9 for a fabulous morning of fun and friendship.

March 8th is International Womens Day. Our Coffee and Chaos on March 8th will be held at the Europahaus. Join us as we celebrate Women’s Fight for Education! More information about this event is found here.

May 3rd is our Annual General Meeting. Join us at Schrödterhaus Lounge, on the 7th floor, Neumarkt 29-33. 

June 14th is the last Coffee and Chaos for the club year. Join us at the Gohlis Palace to celebrate our wonderful achievements!

Upcoming Events


By supporting local charities we foster and strengthen our bond with the city of Leipzig. The charities we support are the Women’s Shelter for Homeless Women (Übernachtungshaus für wohnungslose Frauen), and the Women’s shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (Frauenhaus), Teekeller Quelle, and UNIKATUM children’s museum.  Our involvement with the local community is invaluable in underpinning our sense of belonging.



President: Ute McKendry

Vice President: Stephanie Wiedemann

Treasurer: Gunhild Jahn-Gertz

Secretary: Virginia Salter-Geißler

Charity: Michelle Grundmann

Program: Marty MacDonald

Membership: Regina Engel

Newsletter: Valeria Gulinska

Technology: Shannon Maisel


The easiest way to join us is to come to Coffee and Chaos– our monthly meeting 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, the membership form can be found here. Follow the link and fill out the form. If you would like more information about the club, then send an email here. Please write in the subject line IWCL New Member. Regina, from our membership team, will get back to you soon! 

Club Year: 1 September – 31 August

Annual Membership Fee: 65€ information for paying your dues can be found here.

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

The International Women’s Club of Leipzig is a proud member of both Open Door and FAWCO