Forum for Communication and Exchange 

      for Women in and around Freiburg, Germany

Welcome to the Network of English-Speaking Women!

The Network was founded in 1993 with the goal of providing a forum for communication and exchange between English-speaking women in and around Freiburg, Germany. By putting women in contact with one another and encouraging the exchange of information and experience – both personal and professional – the Network offers fun and informative evenings in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

Happy New Year 2021!

Dear Network Members and Friends

Never in recent years has the saying, ‘out with the old, in with the new,’ had so much meaning as in this New Year 2021! All of us here in the Freiburg area, and around the globe, are more than ready to embrace a new year full of hope. The Coordinating Team would like to thank you for continuing to support the Network of English-Speaking Women despite the negative impact the Coronavirus has had on us, our families and communities throughout 2020.

The CT is proud to have been able to continue a sense of community amongst our Network members and friends throughout the year, organizing meetings several times during the year when it made sense to do so, and sharing information and positive thoughts with you all. And many thanks to those of you for your contributions, encouragement and appreciation for the job we continue to do. We are also grateful for the messages through our website from those of you keen to join the Network not knowing when meetings will resume in the future. Rest assured we are looking forward to welcoming you to our Network evenings as soon as we are able to do so! We do hope that we can schedule meetings, at the very least, for the second half of this year. In the meantime, the CT will keep abreast of the situation and keep you informed.

We wish you and your family all the very best for 2021!

Think Positive, Stay Negative, Keep Safe!

Ingrid, Liz, Sylvia - Your Coordinating Team


Here's a note about Initiative Bolia e.V.:

You may remember, last November, that member Rachel Ives gave a very informative presentation about Initiative Bolia e.V., a charity initiated by her good friend and colleague Monika Brüninghaus in the Ivory Coast. At that time, Rachel promised to let us have an update, towards the end of 2020, about the charity's achievements thus far. As we all know, 2020 has been a devastating year for so many around the world and, considering the circumstances, Initiative Bolia has achieved so much. Here's a note from Rachel:

Dear All, 

I was thinking that those who came to my talk about the village of Bolia in Cote d'Ivoire last November might like to have a little update. Here is a link to the Initiative Bolia website where you can find lots of information and see what we have been up to.

If you wish to make a donation please let us have your address so that we can send you a Spendenbescheinigung and a small thankyou gift.

Have a relaxing Christmas and a smooth slide into 2021.

Best Wishes, Rachel