On November 2017. An initiative to set up a networking group for international women in business in the Stockholm area was introduced by Tatiana Caldas-Löttiger, an international business lawyer born in Colombia with family roots in Spain. After studying and working in Chicago, USA, she moved to Stockholm, Sweden, in 2006 with her Swedish husband.
On May 2018. The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce officially announced IWIB will form part of their business networks for the corporate members. After organically growing IWIB's popularity increases among expats, diplomats and the international community in Stockholm, IWIB started collaborating with other female networks and organisations from the public and corporate sector.
On March 2019. IWIB introduced the idea of bringing international keynote speakers to annually commemorate International Women's Day at The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
On April 2020. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemia, IWIB started allowing international business WoMen from around the world to virtually join the different sessions. It also started collaborating with other global organisations and Chambers of Commerce around the world. From 2021, IWIB will be open for international annual membership to establish itself as an influential stakeholder with global reach.
On July 2020. The IWIB (TM) trademark was registered
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"Before founding IWIB, I felt like an outsider and struggled when I was defined as a "love refugee". My education and international business experience was undermined. The women at IWIB make me feel that I belong. Our knowledge and international experience combined is quite unique and empowering. Best of all, we have no borders."