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

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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 President’s Message Winter 2022

“Living a Legacy” continues…

Here’s hoping your holidays are bright, festive, and full of family fun! I also sincerely hope that 2022 will be a positive, productive year for us all. Our membership is on the rise but we still have much work to do to attract and retain members.

The COVID pandemic notwithstanding, our Annual Meeting is currently being planned for Mother’s Day weekend in Leavenworth, WA. It will be a one-day meeting, May 7, 2022, but we have reserved several rooms at the Worldmark all weekend for those who may want to bring family or guests to celebrate Mother’s Day on the 8th. The planning committee has already met under the direction of our Chair, Stephanie Connor of Republic. We are searching for a venue for the meeting as Worldmark has no meeting rooms or food availability. We also need a Registration Chair, and would welcome any suggestions you may have to make the meeting memorable and fun. I hope many of you will be adventuresome and join us there. Leavenworth is always amazing!

Our history book, A Historical Journey of BPW/USA and BPW/WA 1916-2021 is finally being republished to reflect our 100 years of existence as an organization dedicated to supporting working women. It should be available in the next few weeks, and has truly been a labor of love by its authors, Margaret Way and Sylvia Valine. Please thank them for their hard work, perseverance and patience.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Cheers to 2022!!

Best Personal Wishes,

Peggy Harris
BPW/WA President 2021-2022

See the 2022 Winter WBW Newsletter for more information on BPW… [Read More]

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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