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 Fall 2021

“Living a Legacy” continues…

As I write this, I hope you all are enjoying summer in our great Pacific Northwet.  Yes, I said wet.  Unfortunately, this year we are experiencing unprecedented draught and forest fires.  But so much in the past year and a half has been unprecedented, and of a historic nature due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our BPW legacy is being tested as never before.

We must remind ourselves often, and stress it to others, that our vision and mission have not changed.  We support women personally, professionally, and politically.  We strive to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.  We try to elevate the standards, promote the interests, extend the opportunities, and above all, bring about a kind spirit of cooperation among women in business and the professions throughout the United States.

BPW/WA held our first Local President’s meeting in July.  Although brief, it was an opportunity to collaborate and share future plans as we look forward to Fall and a productive 2021-22 term.  Carmen Weedston, SouthWest Seattle President, spoke at length about the fact that BPW must be all about GROWTH in everything that we do.  Membership recruitment and retention are key and the responsibility of all of us.  I encourage you to remain steadfast, take on a leadership role if you have not, and invite friends and family to Zoom with us to learn about our organization.

Our first opportunity to do so is a Zoom meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 16th. It is our state Mid-Year Meeting (formerly Fall Board) and NO business will be discussed.  We are looking for dynamic speakers and your ideas of what workshops should be presented and by whom.  But most of all, how you would like to network and have FUN.   Until then, stay safe and Cheers to our next 100 years!

Best Personal Wishes,
Peggy Harris
BPW/WA President 2021-2022

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Individual Development

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“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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