Networking Opportunities for Women There are many networking opportunities within BPW. You can either go to a State meeting, such has Fall Board or State Conference (see BPW/WA State Events), or you can attend a Local meeting in your area. BPW’s meetings are informative with dynamic speakers. The meetings are also a great place to meet women who have diverse professional interests. We offer members some helpful suggestions on how to be an accomplished networker within BPW and in your professional life.
Political Action Committee (PAC) BPW/WA PAC assists candidates (women and men) who support BPW’s legislative platform by providing campaign contributions and endorsements. Through BPW/WA PAC, individual members can join together and show the collective force of BPW in the local, state, and national political process. These candidates must support BPW/WA’s Legislative Platform, fill out an Endorsement Form, and be approved by the BPW/WA PAC Committee. For more information go to the BPW WA PAC page
Individual Development Program (IDP) BPW is committed to promoting full participation, equity, and economic, self-sufficiency for working women. The Individual Development Program (IDP) was originally instituted in 1968 by BPW/USA to help participants develop leadership skills while introducing them to BPW/s mission, goals, programs, and issues. This program is sponsored by individual Locals throughout the state as a communication enrichment program to help build confidence in speaking.
What is Business and Professional Women? It is a non-profit organization that specializes in promoting the education and well-being of women and families through professional growth, personal achievement, and political savvy. It is a group of diverse women and men who believe in the BPW Legislative Platform and support each other through programs and networking. Unlike many organizations that center around a type of career or immediate community, BPW is diverse in its membership so it optimizes potential for growth and understanding.