February 25, 2021 BPW/WA was 100 years old.
Cheers to 100 Years!

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BPW Empowers Women Personally, Professionally and Politically.


Due to the Corona Virus, Business and Professional Women of Washington State
is using Zoom to host virtual meetings in the immediate future.


BPW/WA’s Mid Year Meeting via Zoom will be held on October 17, 2021. Information  to follow the beginning of September.  Have a great Summer!

BPW/WA President’s Message Spring 2021

“Living a Legacy” continues…

What are the lessons we have learned to date during this global pandemic?  Speaking personally, chief among them is to pack my patience every day, that good things do come to those who wait, and that reality is a challenge to be met with positivity, if not enthusiasm.  There is always hope for a better future.

Sadly, many people are better at division than vision, criticism, not action.  As BPW/WA ambassadors and volunteers, we need to ask ourselves hard questions, e.g. who and what are we trying to be and do?  And do we sincerely want to tackle the hard work that it will take to move this organization forward?

Our leadership team does work hard, and they are truly talented and dedicated women.  If you would like to join us, we are still searching for a Recording Secretary for the 2021-22 term.  Please contact Jacqueline Petrick-Lee, Nominations Chair, at jpetricklee@outlook.comfor more information.

I am happy to report that we are making progress, albeit slowly given this pandemic age.  We are mastering Zoom technology, have purchased a Square in order for the state treasurer to more efficiently handle credit card transactions, and are in the planning stages of an amazing virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 22nd.  Our guest speaker will be Arden Clise, a nationally recognized author and CEO of Clise Etiquette.  We will elect and install our new officers, review the budget, and welcome fiscal year 2021-22.  We are going to have a lot of FUN during the day, and hope many of you will be able to attend via Zoom to cheer on the next 100 years.  See you then!

Best Personal Wishes,
Peggy Harris

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BPW Young Careerist

The Virginia Allan Young Careerist program is a signature BPW program that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of successful individuals. More… 

BPW Woman Of The Year

The BPW Woman of The Year program acknowledges the individuals who have made a difference in their commuities and have helped women advance in business. More… 

Individual Development

Each year BPW WA chooses a book to study that will empower the participants to develop and strengthen thier business skills, both personally and professionally. More… 

“I joined BPW after attending a few meetings.”

“I was new to the community and new to my job so this was a way to meet new people. I immediately enjoyed networking with the ladies and was very intrigued by how they were balancing families, work and volunteering in the community. I wanted to be just like them as I grew older and advanced in my career!”

“BPW offered so many workshops on leadership skills, professional growth, and personal development that I took advantage of them to support the mission of empowering working women to achieve their full potential and build successful workplaces.”

– BPW member Trini Mayo

“I am glad I joined BPW”

“I joined BPW so I could connect with other women who owned their own business. I have gotten a lot of great information on how to enhance and grow my business while having fun with a group of dedicated, powerful, and diverse women.”

– BPW Member Connie Richter

“I originally came to meetings to just get out of the house…”

“…and listen to speakers that gave me a different perspective and to broaden my horizons locally. I soon found out that BPW is more than just a once a month meeting with good food and entertainment. It is about people helping each other professionally in their business or career and personally with so many diverse members as a knowledge base. BPW also helped to enlighten me politically. I am proud to say I worked hard to support and pass the Family Leave Act and Equal Pay for Equal Worth. BPW has given me the leadership training and self esteem to become a Sr. Manager within a 3, 000 employee company.”

– BPW Member Sylvia Valine

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