ABOUT US

The Barcelona Women’s Network is a non-profit, non-religious, and non-political social and charitable organization offering support and friendship to both local and international women residing in the greater Barcelona area.
Started by a small group of friends in 1998, the BWN has emerged into a dynamic group from over 20 different nationalities.

Activities Overview

GUEST ATTENDANCE IS PERMITTED:

COFFEE MORNING: AAt our monthly Coffee Mornings members and prospective members meet, sign up for coming events, and learn more about the BWN.
EVENING DRINKS: This monthly early- evening meet-up gives members a chance to socialize and get current on upcoming BWN events and news.
LUNCH: A lunchtime gathering held in various restaurants around town offering a reasonable menu del dia.

MEMBERS ONLY EVENTS:

MONTHLY OUTING: Our outings offer visits to unique cultural, gastronomic, or historic locations throughout Barcelona and Catalonia.
BOOK CLUBS: BWN has three book clubs that meet at different times: The Lit Wits, Between the Covers, and the Spanish Book Club.
NETWORKING EVENTS: Members with business interests gather to connect, ask questions, and brainstorm.

Executive Board

The BWN is run by an annually elected board consisting of a President, two Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer and a Secretary. Together, the Board is responsible for the legal and financial affairs of the BWN and oversees the administration of all donations and contributions made on behalf of the group. As a team, the Board reviews and approves all events, activities and sponsorships.

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Mia Strandman,
President
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Kerstin Michaelsen,
Vice President 1
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Lucy Storm,
Vice President 2
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Pamela Navid,
Secretary
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Lena Hidalgo,
Treasurer

2021-2022 CHARITY

LLIGAM DONA

Lligam Dona is a Barcelona-based non-profit that offers accommodation and training services to women who find themselves at risk of falling through society’s cracks. They offer interventions to address immediate needs, then also provide career assistance to foster self-reliance, and advocate for a more equal society for women and mothers.

Privacy Policy

Legal Notices

In accordance with the wording of the Organic Act 15/99, Barcelona Women’s Network (hereinafter BWN), informs that the Personally Identifiable Information (Personal Information) used in this communication, is included in a computerized file of which BWN is ultimately responsible for. If you wish to exercise your rights of access, modification, cancellation and/or opposition, you can send a message to members@bcnwomensnetwork.com
COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY: This site is owned and managed by Barcelona Women´s Network (BWN). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At BWN we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION BWN GATHERS AND TRACKS: BWN gathers two types of information about users. 1) Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, and from participation in surveys. 2) Information BWN gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does BWN divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

BWN Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information: We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users

1. Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)

We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. BWN gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

2. Message boards/forums

Users of the site’s Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn’t register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address

3. Polling

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. BWN may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users

4. Surveys

BWN may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

CHILDREN

Consistent with the SPANISH LAW Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

USAGE TRACKING

BWN tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. BWN does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
BWN sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

COOKIES

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. BWN uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as des cribed above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.
You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

USAGE OF INFORMATION

BWN uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. BWN never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites

users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

BWN uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SECURITY

BWN operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by BWN. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

EXTERNAL LINKS

BWN provides on the Site links to other websites (“External Links”). By choosing to follow these External Links you are no longer accessing the Site and therefore BWN is not responsible for the contents of these External Links or any damage of any kind that you may suffer by accessing these External Links. The fact that BWN has External Links on the Site does not imply agreement with or endorsement of the content of those External Links or the sites they lead to. By accessing the External Links, you accepts all responsibilities and damages derived from such use.

LINKS TO THE SITE

You must ask permission from BWN by writing to president@bcnwomensnetwork.com you wish to place a link to the Site on your own website. In the cases where BWN granted permission, the fact that the permission was granted does not imply the agreement with the contents or endorsement of the website where the link is posted.

PHOTO POLICY

Please note: group photos of BWN events are typically posted on the BWN public website and Facebook pages. If you do not wish your photo to be displayed, please notify the board, or tell the photographer at the event.