Structure

To ensure the smooth running of the WI as an organisation, we have structured the organisation on a local, regional and national level.

National 

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) is responsible for running the organisation as a whole. Its headquarters are located in Parsons Green, London. There is also an office in Cardiff for NFWI-Wales. The NFWI employs around 50 staff, headed by a General Secretary.

Regional 

Every WI is self-governing within the framework of the WI constitution and belongs to a regional office, known as a federation. These 69 federations are run by an elected board of members known as Federation Trustees and employed staff. Federations are the link between the WI in their area and the WI’s national office in London.
That is also the reason why we advise you to please go through through the federation when if you would like to contact a specific WI.

Local 

Joining your local WI means becoming part of the WI as an organisation. You are one of us now and can enjoy all the opportunities open to you as a member.

Find a WI near you

Federation Locations

Find a federation within your region…

We also have virtual WIs, click here to find out more.