BPW Empowers Women Personally, Professionally and Politically.
There will be a Board of Directors Meeting on February 4, 2022 from 9 am – 12 pm. ALL members are encouraged to attend. This will be a Zoom meeting.
BPW/WA President’s Message Winter 2023
Happy Holidays. I hope those who attended the Midyear enjoyed the interesting and powerful presentation from Lauri Hennessey, a little Washington Women’s History Quiz, and an inspirational and informative background on Nancy Pelosi, and those who participated in the Board of Directors meeting enjoyed listening to Republic member. Betty Buckley, speak to the Equal Rights Amendment and what it really means so we have information to move forward with changes in our Legislative Platform. It is statement to what we believe and represent.
And now we ask…….
Who do we want to be, and how do we accomplish those goals, and stake our reputation on our organization?
As you may well know, our theme for this year is MOVE, Mobilize, Organize, Vitalize, and Elevate. We are still in the “organize” stage to vitalize our organization. On the realistic side, we all are aware, we must grow our organization in order to sustain and thrive. Have you all made an effort to invite a new prospective member to your local? Do locals need help with a membership drive? What can the Executive Team do to assist in this process? Please let us know.
On the philosophical side we were each asked to name 5 challenges working women/women have in their daily lives? As an organization do we or could we have 5 solutions? The dialogue that occurred during the work session after the Board of Directors Meeting with Christine Rose, was helpful in getting us pointed in the direction of creating a brand and strategy to sustain our organization. We recognized that at times we get caught up in the “business meeting” details, and some bylaws rules are to be reviewed now. We recognize that the younger generations want to be part of something dynamic, and helping to create change or at the minimum making a difference in others lives. How can we create or continue to make a difference? We know women have challenges in the workplace, and as an organization we need to recognize those challenges, and keep relevant with the times. Sexism, misogyny, and gender bias, harassment, women’s health and reproductive issues, economic inequality, all present issues to women in all of our little corners of the world. What can we do? As we work through this process in Washington State Business and Professional Women, let’s see how we can make a difference in our world.
I thank each and every one of you for being a part of Washington State Business and Professional Women, and with all of you we can make a difference and create a stronger organization. I again wish you the Happiest of Holiday Seasons.
Best Personal Wishes
BPW/WA President 2022-2023
See the 2023 Winter WBW Newsletter for more information on BPW… [Read More]
“I joined BPW after attending a few meetings.”
“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”
– BPW Member Connie Richter
“I originally came to meetings to just get out of the house…”
– BPW Member Sylvia Valine