The International Women's Club Zagreb was established in 1993 with the aim of creating a social network for international women living in the city. We are a vibrant and multicultural club that offers expats, international business women, and accompanying spouses the opportunity to connect, network, and socialize. The Club is a non-profit organization officially registered with the Croatian government as such and operates under the official statutes (Statute IWCZ-en, Statut udruge IWCZ-hr).
As of 2023 we had over 140 members from nearly 45 nations. Croatians can form up to 25% of our membership. The Club organizes activities for members on a regular basis including philanthropic events, workshops, cultural activities, day trips, art classes, and visits to local businesses and organizations. Our members form special interest groups including walking, language conversation, and a book club. During the club year (September-June) a General Meeting is held every second Tuesday of the month at the Amadria Park Hotel, unveiling the month’s activities and offering a program with changing themes. The language of communication for club and club-related activities is English.
The IWCZ has a strong interest in making our members’ stay in Croatia a memorable and enriching experience. We share with members the rich cultural experiences Zagreb & Croatia have to offer, and give back to the community. Proceeds from activities are donated to various philanthropic organizations throughout Croatia. Our members have raised over 5 million Kuna for charity in Croatia since our founding.
The IWCZ is managed by an Executive Board, chosen and appointed by its Members. The IWCZ Executive Board manages all aspects of IWCZ functioning, membership, meetings, charity projects and events. The Executive Board has a mandate for one year, starting in July and finishing in June.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the IWCZ Executive Board for the club 2023-2024 club year.
President: KORNELIA ŽERIĆ
Vice president: MIRTA LIVINGSTON
Philanthropy: SUARNA COLAK
Treasurer: OLIVERA BUZADŽIĆ
Secretary: ŽELJKA TOMLJENOVIĆ
Social Media: ALINA GISHYAN
Newsletter: RALITSA TATON
Activities: ANITA PRKA ĐURAŠIĆ and ROMANA PETRUŠIĆ
Membership: ELIZABETH GLAD and ANAÏSSA ALI
A very special thank you to our previous board for their hard work and efforts to make the 2022/23 club year so remarkable.
IWCZ Board Members 2022-2023
President: Sheridan Arnett
Vice President: Renata Bačanek
Secretary: Tihomira Malnar DeLaigue.
Treasurer: Olivera Buzadžić
Philanthropy Co-ordinator: Johanna Petreski
Membership Co-ordinator: Elizabeth Glad
Activities Co-ordinator: Romana Petrusic
IWCZ is one of the more than eighty International Women's Associations in forty countries belonging to the Open Door Associations of International Women. The main objectives of Open Door are to:
Provide an immediate point of contact for a member from an affiliated Association moving to or visiting a town or city where a 'Sister Club' exists
Grant guest status at a monthly meeting to meet groups of expatriate and like-minded women
Help and advise new Associations and provide help and support to Clubs where needed
For more information, and to view a list of Sister Clubs, see the website www.opendoorworldwide.com.
For more information about our statute, please see Statute-IWCZ 2022