BPW International is one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women. It has affiliates in 80 countries in five continents, has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and participatory status with the Council of Europe. Its members include influential women leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, professionals and career women.
Our Aims: Develop Professional and Leadership Potential for Women at All Levels
BPW affiliates contribute to society by enabling women to sustain themselves economically. In addition, BPW offers personal development programs for members such as mentoring, leadership training and e-Business training. Since 1996, BPW affiliates worldwide have helped over 45,000 women to become economically empowered.
BPW projects assist women to:
Our Ambition: Equal Participation of Women and Men in Power and Decision-Making Roles
While capacity-building and confidence-building enable more women to advance to executive positions, the goal of equal participation is still far from being a reality.
BPW International is giving high priority to create opportunities for women to rise to the level of top executives by collecting evidence on the return on investment when women become top executives. The aim is to use this testimony to persuade the relevant stakeholders such as companies, institutions, academia and governments that they would perform better if the percentage of females at top executive level increased and reached a par with men.