10:30 to 12:30 every 1st Wednesday
Union Church, Room 103
Sponsors of the International Women's Club of Mexico City
Sponsors with an asterisk after their name are International Women's Club of Mexico City members. Thank you for supporting all of our sponsors with your patronage. Check out our Member Benefits page to learn about exclusive discounts offered by selected sponsors to our members.
The use of third-party products, services, and treatments promoted by the IWC are at the user’s own discretion and risk. We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of our organization.
Education and Personal Development
Communicate with Kate Speech Therapy *
We are a team of native English speaking, qualified Speech & Language Pathologists, led by Kate Morling, providing home, clinic or school based speech therapy services in Mexico City.
At Communicate with Kate Speech Therapy, we believe children learn best when they are engaged in meaningful, contextually rich activities, which is why we make speech therapy fun!
Contact us today for a free 15 minute phone consultation, if you are concerned about your child's communication development, or for more information on how speech therapy can support children with difficulties with articulation, understanding language, using language to express their ideas, literacy skills such as reading and writing, regulating their emotions and behavior, or communicating with their peers.
Kate is an Australian qualified Speech and Language Pathologist with 8 years experience working with children from 12 months - 18 years, across the world in Australia, UK, and the USA. Her passion is life is helping young children find their voice in order to reach their potential at home, school and in the world around them.
Telephone: 55 8791 6227
Pupa House is a preschool for children aged between 1 year 8 months to 6 years old. We teach the Mexican and British Curricula mainly focusing on the British Curriculum, so your child will have the tools to compete in this global world we now live in. We teach through a creative and project-based Curriculum with native British and Mexican teachers, teaching side by side. We have a flexible timetable supporting all demands from different families. Our space is designed to develop not only the children’s academics but to enrich their social, emotional and sensory skills. Every child has an individual learning program enabling them to reach their full potential, reinforcing their independence, confidence and creativity, so together we can watch them fly!
Address: Calle Taller de Cápsulas, Lomas del Chamizal, CDMX
Telephone: 55 7261 4422
Raquel Padilla *
Have fun learning Spanish!
Spanish classes for newcomers at your home or office.
Telephone/WhatsApp: 55 2128 0251
Spanish4All is a Spanish language school located in Mexico City. We offer specialized programs for students of all ages and levels. We have an array of courses to suit your learning needs such as web-based lessons, private one-on-one instruction, or group settings.
Our team of certified and experienced professionals has taught for over 20 years. Our academic background and development, in Mexico as abroad, has allowed us to build up an integrated view of the teaching Spanish as a Second Language.
Telephone/WhatsApp: 55 1915 3594
The Wingate School*
The Wingate School is a British International School which offers an educational programme focussed on academic excellence, creativity and human formation. Its highly qualified staff of international teachers provides personalised attention. The school aims to form a community of critical thinkers who have a multicultural perspective and strong social commitment.
Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are now open. Please contact the School Office for more information.
Mental Health and Emotional Support
Camilla Quintana is a Certified Life & Relationship Coach, who specializes in helping Expat Women to create a Fulfilled Life Abroad. With help of her signature 4-Pillar Approach she guides her clients towards finding meaning and purpose in their new country, strengthening their relationship and helping their multicultural family to flourish across borders. Her services are offered worldwide via video-call service, in English, German or Spanish (all native level).
Elizabeth A. Willems, PsyD Intercultural Psychological Services*
Dr. Willems is a US-trained and licensed psychologist (New York #020480, California 30594) and member of the American Psychological Association. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology, she received a Master's degree in Intercultural Relations and a bachelor's degree in Sociology. As a behavioral scientists, she became fascinated by how cultural background can contribute to individual development. Currently, she provides psychotherapy to adolescents and adults at a private clinic in Polanco, Mexico City. She offers several psychoeducational courses and group therapy sessions according to interest. Finally, she provides psychological evaluations to children and adults. She has experience working with adults and adolescents who need help with varying concerns such as (but not limited to) the following:
You can schedule your appointment online HERE.
Telephone/WhatsApp: +52 55 3687 7141
Hello, we are Laura & Silvia, and we welcome you to the HAPPY CHANGE COMMUNITY.APPY CHANGE we would like for you to live the best international experience you could ever imagine and to learn to navigate change and transitions with confidence and a sense of purpose. We would like for you to wake up in the morning with energy, a sense of direction and a smile on your face…on most days ;-)
Our HAPPY CHANGE COMMUNITY offers:
We volunteer our time and experience to the HAPPY CHANGE COMMUNITY, therefore monthly meetings are free of charge and open to all IWC members. As professionals, we offer workshops and coaching to those interested in a personalized support and assistance in moving forward with their lives and dreams.
Join today! Check our Facebook page for meeting dates.
Some of our Credentials: MSc in Behavioral Psychology, Coaching Certification at Columbia University, NYC – USA, Degree in Positive Psychology, Bs in Human Resources and last but not least extensive experience as expatriates.
Jenna Mayhew Psychology *
Hi, I’m Jenna Mayhew. I’m an Australian-trained and registered psychologist with over 10 years' experience. I’m a Senior Psychologist and I have extensive training in mental health and behavioural assessment. My two most recent positions involved therapy and supervision of other clinicians (including psychologists, social workers and counsellors).
My approach balances deeply exploring topics and actively working together towards set goals. I use a blend of frameworks including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) according to what suits your personality and goals. My therapeutic style is generally short-term and focused however this is negotiated to best suit your needs.
My services include:
Sessions are offered both face to face and online. Flexible hours are available including Saturdays.
I warmly welcome enquiries. I also encourage you to contact more than one therapist. Therapy is most effective when there is the right “fit” between you and your therapist. This should include feeling comfortable, free from judgement and your needs being met by your therapist’s expertise. If I’m not the right fit for you, I will assist in sourcing you an outstanding referral.
Dr. Marc I. Ehrlich*
Dr. Marc I. Ehrlich, originally from New York City and living in Mexico since 1980, is a clinical psychotherapist for couples and individuals, as well as an organizational consultant. One of his specialties is working with international executives and their families to ensure a healthy and successful transition to life and work in Mexico. He has consulted with many Mexican and multinational companies within the United States, Latin and South America, some of which include: American Express (Executive Management Team, AMEX Bank, AMEX Travel Services), Anheuser-Busch, CitiBanamex, General Electric, Exxon-Mobil, Southwestern Bell, and Telmex. Dr. Ehrlich has also worked as a Senior Trainer for the Center for Creative Leadership and as a consultant to a national program for the prevention of substance abuse in the family. In addition to his work as a clinical and organizational psychologist, Dr. Ehrlich is author of seven books, “Husbands, Wives, and Their Children”, “Harmony”, “The Psychology of Teamwork”, “The Handicapped Child”, “The Awakening of the Mexican Spirit”, and “The Calm and Steady Path”. He has just published the 4th Edition of his widely-read book for the expat family, “Thriving in Mexico: Transcending the Challenges of Working and Living in Mexico”.
Telephone: 55 9199 6530
Relocation and Home
AngloINFO Mexico City *
Do you prefer dealing with shops, businesses and service providers in English? Would you like to keep
On our site you will find:
If you are a business owner, or if you work for a business that can deal with clients and customers in English, your business belongs on our site! To list your business in our directory for free, to promote it to our growing user base (over 34,500 unique users in October 2015), or to post an event or classified ad please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
And do use the site - it's meant for you!
Donald Clean Cleaning Company *
Donald Clean is a family business established over 60 years ago in Mexico City cleaning rugs and furniture, specializing in oriental carpets.
We also clean curtains, windows, car upholstery, etc. and offer office maintenance by contract.
Call Jorge Consejo for a free estimate.
Telephone/WhatsApp: 5598 8327 and 5598 8376
Naturalli Interior Design*
Naturalli specializes in re-upholstery, curtains, table clothes, duvet covers, bedsheets, etc.
They make everything to measure, and exactly to your own taste. National or imported fabrics, we may also work with your textiles. Traditional Mexican embroidery with cotton, linen or leather.
Telephone/WhatsApp: 55 2657 7298 or 55 5635 6145
Sandra Olss Real Estate *
Moving is exciting. Yet it could be more daunting when your destination of more than 20 million people is a city of a thousand contrasts, and concerns are more than just a few. Well, it doesn't have to be so!
Let me be your host, and I will guide you towards discovering the beauty of living in Mexico City. Every single detail is for me to work on while your job is to simply relish the luxury of not having to worry about a single thing. And I will find you the home you and your family will truly love, one that you wouldn't want to leave at all.
It has been almost two decades of finding the best of everything for my clients. Quite a most fulfilling and enjoyable one, knowing that their stay in Mexico City was so memorable that they would have wanted to live here forever. And the best part of it? they have become my lifelong friends. Trust me - Mexico City will be your favorite!
Lets chat and I'll be happy to get down to brass tacks for you!
Best Homes & Services
Mobile/Whatsapp: 52 55 4185 2285
Welcome Home Mexico*
We are one of the most trusted firms in relocation and real estate in Polanco, CDMX. We maintain a large inventory of properties for rent and for sale. Our experienced RE Salespeople will successfully find the perfect place to meet your needs. Whether you like modern or classic, street level or PH, we have what you’re looking for. All of our salespeople are expats themselves and speak both English and Spanish. We also have French, Greek and German speaking consultants available.
With a Master’s Degree in Childhood Education from Bank Street College in New York City and 17 years experience in teaching and school administration both in the USA and Mexico, Welcome Home Mexico’s owner, Alexandra Demou, can give you all the educational information you might need and can help set up school visits and interviews.
Welcome Home’s team of experts can assist you in opening up your bank account, setting up your cable tv, organizing tours of the city and give you restaurant recommendations plus much, much more. Packages are tailored to clients needs.
Welcome Home Mexico offers a private social network of fellow expats that have relocated to the area and hosts a monthly Meet and Greet Cocktail evening on the first Thursday of each month. Join the fun!
E.FLO Art *
E.FLO is a contemporary urban artist based out of Mexico City. His style is loose, scratchy, colorful and fun. The subject colors are rarely those of what is seen but rather an interpretation of his vision. Influenced only by things he is passionate about, you can be sure he puts his heart and soul into every piece he creates. His work has been exhibited in galleries around San Francisco, Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Hilos en Nogada*
Our mission is to promote the Mexican popular art, helping the master artisans commercialize their unique pieces, innovate concepts while still respecting the cultural identity of every region and community
At Hilos en Nogada, we have a social responsibility with the artisanal communities that we work with. That is why besides promoting the artisanal richness that exists in Mexico, we put great importance in the development of the families of the different communities. We take different actions for the benefit of these families including but not limited to: the donation of clothes, toys, books and dispensaries , the construction of health clinics etc.
The goal of Hilos en Nogada is for artisans to continue realizing their amazing art and for it to be more recognized worldwide.
Showroom: Emerson 243 piso 7
La Platería del Mercado*
La Platería del Mercado, is a family business founded in 1979 and specializes in the design and manufacture of silver jewelry and fine work using .925 silver. Our pieces are 100% Mexican handmade, this help us to transmit the culture of our country through their beautiful creations. Located in the heart of Zona Rosa in Mexico DF, inside of Mercado Insurgentes, this silver store is the perfect mix between a typical Mexican market and the magic and vanguard of a jewelry store.
Telephone/WhatsApp: 55 6611 8483 or 55 5208 2928
Art & Judy moved to México in 2014 and sell beautiful artisanal pieces. During their visits to various Pueblos Mágicos throughout the country, they seek out artists producing beautiful pieces that offer a blend of great design and deep tradition. Art & Judy choose to partner with skilled artisans across México to showcase their beautiful work and help their clients find unique, high quality pieces for their homes. The pieces they carry are not found in the souvenir markets around Mexico City. They pay their regular partners fair prices and when scouting the annual markets for new partners, Art & Judy pass by hundreds of pieces for every piece they take home. Once they have found a partner who is clearly talented and has a style their clients appreciate, they often talk with them about creating new styles. Art & Judy feel their home is richer for having these pieces in it and hope you will cherish your items, too.
We work with high quality materials, soft yarns and vibrant colors from different cities and countries. Our designs always incorporate and celebrate traditional textile and craft techniques.
Telephone/WhatsApp: 55 4055 8528 or 55 4368 9386
Tours and Travel
JM Butterfly B&B *
Come see the miracle of the monarch butterfly migration this winter! We’re the only place where you can stay at the entry of a butterfly sanctuary with a family that’s deeply involved in monarch conservation. JM Butterfly B&B has 14 comfortable rooms, spacious grounds with mountain views, butterfly tours and a full-service restaurant. We also offer cooking classes, horseback riding, hiking, birdwatching and tours of our village’s cottage industries. Take a break from the bustle of Mexico City in Macheros in the State of Mexico, just 2.5 hours away but a world apart. Enjoy peace and quiet, potable water, clean air, dark night skies and safe spaces for children and pets to roam freely.
Whatsapp: (001) 803-357-3240
Understand Mexico *
Interested in learning more about Mexico, its people and its culture?
Join us for a group tour, a private tour or a colorful presentation. Our activities focus on anthropological zones, a wide array of museums, historical, cultural and artistic spots, as well as many walking routes and marketplaces in and around the city. We are a serious company with federally licensed, native English speaking guides who provide in-depth explanations of the country's art, architecture, food, handicrafts, history and idiosyncrasies. Mexico's rich complex culture is much more than what you see on the surface. We bring pre-hispanic, viceregal and modern sites to life!
Check our calendar for organized activities (Understandmexico.net) or book a private tour.
We offer several alternative tours and can work with you to customize your (or your guest's) visit depending on your needs and interests.
We'd love to share our knowledge and passion of Mexico City with you.
You'll never see Mexico the same after one of our outings!
Aura Cocina Mexicana*
Aura Cocina Mexicana is a unique place in Mexico City that offers personalized cooking classes, workshops and gastronomic experiences, focusing on Mexican traditional dishes and beverage pairings, with a highlight of Mexican history, art, legends and crafts and a warmly endeavor to "cook with your heart".
Aura have been honored to receive The Award of Excellence in Service by Travel and Hospitality Awards, as well our cooking classes have been reviewed by Los Angeles Times Sunday Travel, Travel Babbo and other travel blogs.
Most of our customers are international travelers and new residents from abroad that through our cooking experiences and market tours are able to get a better understanding of Mexico's history, culture and gastronomy.
It will be a pleasure to create a unique experience for you.
Address: Medellín 191A, colonia Roma Norte, Mexico City, 06700
"We turn people into art lovers: A painting and wine class fit for everyone".
We are a small business dedicated to teaching art and wine sessions - or DRINK AND PAINT sessions as we call them - for everyone. We are a group of professionals who come from different areas of the art world.
Our DRINK AND PAINT sessions consist of a two hour (approx.) class in which every participant gets to paint a whole canvas with the guide of a teacher while he or she enjoys a glass of wine or beer. No previous experience in art or painting is needed. Our teachers will guide you step by step so that at the end of the session you can take a signed and finished art piece home just like a real artist would do.
Telephone/WhatsApp: 55 2563 6943
Judy Kim Jewelry *
About 20 years ago, Judy started making jewelry as more of a hobby; she wanted something fun to do so her life didn’t always revolve around her classroom in Chicago. So she started making jewelry for herself, gifted them to friends, and ultimately sold her beautiful pieces in a boutique back in Chicago. Her highlight was getting an order from one of the producers of the Oprah Winfrey Show who happened to see her jewelry at the boutique.
Judy enjoys working with unique pieces and loves anything “shiny” that “dangles”. Semi-precious stones are her passion; she sources them directly from gem and jewelry shows.
Now in Mexico City, she gives classes and teaches others how to make their own special pieces from the comfort of her home in Coyoacan. Her classes are kept small so she can give everyone the attention they need (she had a terrible experience during a class where the instructor could not help her so her beads fell on the floor and scattered everywhere).
Classes are offered monthly and with a maximum of 5 people. If the date listed on the calendar does not work for you, please reach out to her and a private class can be arranged. This is a great activity if you have guests in town and need something to fill your time. It is a really fun way to spend the morning, and you walk away with gorgeous boutique-style jewelry that you made yourself. Definitely something to brag about!
Telephone/WhatsApp: 55 4357 1555
Komo Atelier is a beverage oriented events company that caters to the cocktail lovers and fine drinkers of Mexico.
From cocktail bars to mezcal tastings, Komo Atelier can cover all your party needs.
We create unique cocktail menus, tailored to match any themed event or recreate your favorite drinks, with a team of professionals to ensure reliable and quality service.
From small gatherings to big parties, we elevate the bar and offer you and your guests the coolest cocktail experience.
In addition, we offer The Masterclass experience where you and your friends can learn how to make a series of delicious cocktails in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
This experience can take place in the comfort of our space or the privacy of your home.
Telephone: 04455 4766 0954
Beauty and Wellness
Agoralucis Yoga and Wellness Center is an oasis in Polanco to relax and promote wellness and lifestyle. It was born as a holistic and therapeutic project in 2012. We offer a variety of yoga classes, meditation, therapies and workshops. Our location is a unique spot in town that will make you feel welcome every time.
Address: LaFontaine 78, Polanco
Dr. Carolina Trabanino
Dr. Carolina Trabanino is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who graduated 19 years ago from the most important Latin American school of Plastic Surgery headed by the former Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio. She is an active member of the Mexican Board and Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has been on Staff at the ABC Medical Center Santa Fe for the past 10 years.
As a woman and a surgeon, Dr. Trabanino has enjoyed working with members of our club and offers our members honest and reasonable options regarding surgery or non-surgical procedures.
Her services include CO2 fractionated laser, Botox, fillers and peels.
Evaluation of the aging skin: Sun spots, sun damage, skin tumors and beauty spots, ulcers, burns.
Telephone: 55 1664 7202
Plastic Surgery & Co *
Plastic Surgery & Co is a professional team of certified female plastic surgeons focused on helping women to enhance their beauty.
Our passion is your satisfaction. We offer professional, ethical and high quality services from experienced doctors trained at the best institutions.
At Plastic Surgery & Co we believe that female physicians are best equipped to make women feel better about themselves inside and out.
We offer a variety of procedures including:
Non Surgical services:
Telephone: 55 16 64 73 17
Whatsapp: 55 41 41 91 64
Address: ABC Hospital Santa Fé, Av. Carlos Graef Fernández 154, office 301, Santa Fé, Cuajimalpa
Associates: Dra. Priscila Rojas García and Dra. Cynthia Euán Vázquez
Insurance and Tax Services
Lorena González Carranza*
Many expats do not realize that they may have benefits under their existing insurance companies from the United States that they can avail of overseas. European and Canadian insurance do not cover overseas procedures but Amexcare accepts health insurance from any country. Amexcare assists expats to determine if their health insurance from their home country can benefit them here in Mexico. Amexcare works with providers and hospitals in seven Mexican states to assist clients in verifying their foreign insurance benefits, travel insurance for all countries and health insurance from the U.S.
Amexcare is a U.S. based company that can help you with the details of determining if you are eligible, and if so will guide you through the process of getting attended to using your own medical coverage . Once you are eligible, Amexcare takes care of all of the paperwork, billing, and works with the hospitals to both file your claims and manages billing between providers and insurance companies. We help with cashless claims for the patient by direct billing from the hospital to the insurance companies.
This is a very quick process for Amexcare to determine your eligibility and this service is free. This is really wonderful for expats who may be able to access insurance coverage from their existing provider. For more information and a quick assessment of your eligibility, please contact me. I can work with you in getting started with Amexcare. As a healthcare freelancer I can also assist you in getting credits for your plastic surgery procedures. I am a resident and a Mexican citizen who has had a wealth of experience aiding expats in a variety of needs.
Telephone: 999 322 8783
MyExpatTaxes makes filing taxes simple!
More and more Americans are looking to add international experience to their resumes. Living abroad is exciting, but some are weary of their tax filing obligations: U.S. citizens living and working abroad are required to report their worldwide income and foreign accounts every year.
MyExpatTaxes is a one-of-a-kind expat tax software that allows American expats to quickly enter their information, income and expenses, and the software takes care of the rest — giving them peace of mind by avoiding double taxation. And the best: They can be done in less than 30 minutes. All U.S. Tax Forms and FBAR are in one place, all for one fixed price. Everything is online and for an affordable flat fee of 149 Euro.
Telephone: +43 670 408 7331
Centro Medico Veterinario Aplivet*
Centro Medico Veterinario Aplivet is a state of the art animal medical facility offering all forms of animal care, from simple advice and medication to complex surgery.
CMVA is a full-service veterinary and animal welfare facility in the Lomas Hipodromo area servicing the western part of the City. 24/7 emergency service. Open 365 days a year.
Medical services offered:
We also offer other pet related services, including grooming (we offer a home delivery and pickup service), and boarding and International health certificates issued
Our team of well qualified veterinary experts will ensure that your pet receives the highest quality medical care, and will be well looked after at all times.
Address: Calle 26 de Marzo Num. 3, Col .Ávila Camacho, Naucalpan
Telephone: 5294 9290 or 6550 5467