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Inspiring women - then and now


In 1915 the WI set out to give women a voice and to be a force for good in the community. Since then, our membership and our ambitions alike have grown tremendously. Today, we are the largest women's organisation in the UK and we pride ourselves on being a trusted place for women of all generations to share experiences and learn from each other.

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

The WI is here to inspire you

We inspire women through experiences, knowledge and skills. These are passed down through generations and continually updated to reflect the lives of women today.

The WI is everything you want it to be

Whatever your reason for joining, we offer all kinds of opportunities to all kinds of women.

For some, it’s a chance to meet people and catch up with friends. For others, it’s a way to learn valuable life skills and make a difference in their communities through WI campaigns.

The WI is what you make of it

WIs come in all shapes and sizes and our members can be involved in the way that suits them.

This can mean joining a local WI or setting up a new group with other like-minded women. Others may prefer to be Associate members with the opportunity for local WI involvement

The door to an exciting life as a WI member is open to you.  You will find a whole world of WI opportunities waiting to be discovered.

Our Federation is Hampshire, have a look at their website to see what else you can

get involved with locally,

Nationally, is the place to find out everything you have

ever wanted to know about the WI. 

You can login to MYWI through the national website, it gives each WI member unique access to a whole world to discover, from recipes to craft ideas, from campaigns to competitions.  

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