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

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BPW Empowers Women Personally, Professionally and Politically.

The BPW/WA ANNUAL MEETING is scheduled for May 19 – 21, 2023
At the Indigo Hotel at 1028 13th Street, Everett WA 98201.
ALL members are encouraged to attend and guests are always welcome.
For additional information contact BPW/WA’s Membership Chair at membership@bpwwa.org.

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

Patty Slagle
BPW/WA President 2022-2023

See the 2023 Winter WBW Newsletter for more information on BPW… [Read More]

BPW Young Careerist

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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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