We are stronger together!

Hi there! And welcome to International Women in Berlin.  You may know us from the facebook group of the same name.  
This group was created in order to be a safe space for women who are not from Berlin but live here. It was designed to be a place where women could speak openly about problems they had, questions about the city, and general support. Quickly, it has become a place where women can come for anything they need, from places to live to life advice from women in a similar position to them.

My name is Bruna, and I am the creator and admin of the facebook group. I moved to Berlin from Brazil around 7 years ago, and joined a few ‘expat’ groups on facebook where I could seek help or advice and possibly connect with some other international people too. However, I was somewhat disappointed by some of the negativity that circulated in some of the groups that I had joined; I witnessed people being put down for asking genuine questions, and that was not the kind of group that I wanted to be a part of.  This is when I decided to create my own.

I wanted to create a safe place where other women could seek help and advice without fear of being torn down, so I decided to make a womens-only group with a focus on empathy and nonviolent communication, so that we could help one another to the best of our abilities.

Four years later, the group has over 20,000 members and a wonderful, supportive online community of women living in Berlin.  Members ask any questions they have and receive support and advice in return no matter what they are about.  It is the perfect example of women supporting women, and of that I am very proud!

I hope you enjoy the content that will be posted on this site. It is designed as a way to organise the amazing information from the facebook group in a way that can be easily found when women from the group need help! The content on the site will reflect the positive nature of the group, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

The Team Behind IWB

Bruna Silva
Brazilian in Berlin for almost 8 years
Creator and admin of the group International Women in Berlin
Editor chief of the International Women in Berlin website
Vivian Lacet
Hannah West
My name is Hannah, I'm a writer from Scotland who is passionate about travel covering women's issues through my work, so when Bruna reached out about the project I knew it was perfect for me. Through the IWB initiative we cover the issues that affect immigrant woman as well as hearing their inspiring stories. As a writer I hope we can connect more women to one another through their stories, as well as share valuable information. For more on my writing services, you can check out my profile
Hanna Hong
My name is Hanna. I'm German by passport, Asian by origin and a world-citizen by heart. I moved to Berlin in 2019 and immediately fell in love with its international and vibrant vibe. I'm supporting Bruna with her IWB project as I’m fully aware of all the struggles of a start fresh in a new country. As a passionate photographer, it’s my deepest passion to portray people and tell their very unique stories. I really hope their stories inspire you as much as me. If you want to discover my work, feel free to check out my website and my instagram.
Ioana Cristina Casapu
Author, journalist, and artistic rehabilitation teacher living in Berlin since 2015. Her book"Heart Beats – A Memoir of The Millennial Generation on Social Media” is a deep X-ray of the Millennial Generation, a depiction of the way Social Media has re-wired the way we think, feel, act and connect.In 2015, she published a study about the psychology of online dating, after spending fifteen months on Tinder and meeting over 160 people in 5 countries. Website and instagram.
Neha Kumar
Nathalia Milis

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