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Women's Circle Groningen

Connect International Event in Groningen

Date: Friday 16 September 2022 at 09:30 hrs

Location: the IWCN (Gedempte Zuiderdiep 98)

Event Registration closes at: 2022-09-15 09:30


What is this Women’s Circle?

We are a group of women who are professionals, mums, friends, partners, and so much more! We come from all corners of the world, and meet regularly to talk. 

The aim of our circle is to offer a space for expat women in Groningen. Living in another country can be great, but it also brings a lot of challenges, and sometimes struggles too! This is a space to come and share your thoughts, ideas and experiences. A place to find empathy, perhaps a new friend, and a support network away from home.

This is also where we continue to practice our English while building a support community… a “tribu”.

How does it work?

At the circle we are guided by the principles of privacy,no judgement and empathy.

Our activity follows the Lean In structure (read more on One of the highlights of our circle is using the Connection Cards. These were originally developed by a group of psychologists as an activity to help people create closeness. They are also known as “36 questions to fall in love”, as each question helps create and develop connection and closeness. Each session deals with one or two of these questions as the core of each meeting.

Disclaimer: This activity does not replace professional, psychological help (if needed), and it is intended as a space for sharing. The level or depth of participation and sharing during the sessions is up to each individual.

When? Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Where? IWCN Office
Who can join this? This activity is aimed at single, married, and/or divorced women (note: It’s OK if you want to join a session and bring your baby/child along. Just make a comment in the note section on the registration form, and make sure you indicate the age of your child as well)

Participants per session: Maximum of 8 participants per session.
Any other requirements? Participants should have a proficiency level in English of B1/B2.

* Previous registration is mandatory.

A little extra

I’m Cata and I’m the host. I am a Chilean living in Groningen with my family since November 2020. I am also a mum, wife, and a lecturer at the Hanze University. 

* Covid Prevention: Stay home if you have flu symptoms. If you have been around someone with the flu, please do a self test before attending.

If you have any questions please send an email to with the subject "Women's Circle".

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