BPW is For All Women: In the Workplace, Marketplace & Community
Membership in BPW offers a plethora of opportunities and benefits to working women. Our advocacy work gives women a chance to be involved in the key issues that affect women in Canada and around the world. Clubs provide a “training ground” for developing leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment, allowing members to build networks and create lasting friendships. Members participate in a range of activities that lead to personal and professional development and career advancement.
A member of a local club is automatically a member of the district, provincial, national and international organizations. She is entitled to attend all events, including national and international conferences. She is also entitled to be a part of BPW Canada's delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York each March.
In addition, we have some specific programs that are available to BPW members, such as:
BPW Canada offers an interactive leadership workshop that includes discussion and development of strategies, and an action plan to promote leadership based on feminine principles. It is offered regularly to clubs, upon request, and we hope to offer “train-the-trainer” sessions in the near future.
BPW Canada has developed a great series of training modules for its members. They are “self-directed” in that participants learn by working through the material together. The modules are made available to members only via our website.
Exclusively offered to members of Business & Professional Women International; this is not, however, an official program of BPW International. It is an independent service provided pro bono by the facilitators and guest speakers, for the benefit of the BPW community.
Premise: A support structure for current and emerging leaders of BPW, by those with prior experience and/or relevant expertise — young members especially welcome; skills-based, competency-oriented.