The WI, inspiring women for 100 years.
The WI, inspiring women for 100 years.

The Women’s Institute (WI) is the largest voluntary organisation for women in the UK with 212,000 members in nearly 7,000 WIs.

The WI was founded in England and Wales in 1915 as a democratic, educational and social organisation for women.

The WI is here to inspire you

The WI is all about inspiring women, by sharing experience, knowledge and skills.

The WI is everything you want it to be

The WI plays a unique role in offering all kinds of opportunities to all kinds of women – from catching up with friends, making new ones, learning new skills to campaigning on issues that matter to them and their communities.

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