What is BPW?

Founded in 1919, Business and Professional Women (BPW) promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. With 1,500 local chapters nationwide and members in every congressional district, BPW is the leading advocate for millions of working women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues.

We provide members with professional development programs, networking, participation in grassroots activism, opportunities to support scholarships for disadvantaged women and ways to support our community.

BPW is an organization focused on creating successful workplaces by focusing on issues that impact women, families and employers. Successful Workplaces are those that embrace and practice diversity, equity and work life balance. Through its groundbreaking research and unique role as a convener of employers and employees, BPW Foundation strives to redefine today’s workplace.

The work of BPW is supporting workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses. Advocacy is a cornerstone for the work of BPW that will continue to inform and guide our research and programming and vice versa.

BPW brings together women, employers and policy makers to create change and expand workplace options, in order to develop an equitable and diverse workforce. BPW mission: to empower working women to achieve their full potential and to partner with employers to build successful workplaces through research, education, knowledge and policy.