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2022/23 1st Quarterly Board of Directors and Membership Meeting is being held on August 27, 2022 from 9 am until 12 pm. View the call to this meeting and additional information Here.

BPW/WA President’s Message Fall 2022


 Let’s M O V E  in 2022-2023!

I am excited to continue our “MOVE”, Mobilize, Organize, Vitalize, and Elevate Washington State Business and Professional Women throughout this year.  Typically, we have quiet summers so most of us our just ramping up, as we also are on the Executive Committee.  The Board of Directors has finalized our Mission and Vision statements that will be presented to the general membership, and we have collected suggestions for our Core Values, so we are progressing through the process of our strategic plan. It is important to keep our focus on the strategic plan and yet that should not be our only effort.  Membership is our key to a healthy organization so under the direction of our membership chair, Evelyn Hinken we will continue to help grow our group.  So, I again challenge you all to invite 1 person to your next meeting and show them the value of Washington State Business and Professional Women.

Later this year we are hoping at one of our Board of Director’s meeting to feature our legislative platform and educate ourselves on what does the Equal Rights Amendment say.  Eastside BPW has already moved ahead with changes in their legislative platform, and we hoping to have discussion among the ranks of BPW WA and move forward with changes.

We have rescheduled our “Women we should know” event to spring so we will be able to partner with a couple of other women’s organizations, and elevate our visibility in the community.  Anyone interested in helping with that and has suggestions of women outside of BPW we should feature please let Rosalind Scott know.

Our emphasis this fall will be on achieving a strategic plan, and I truly believe it starts with each one of us.  We all have something to offer, to share, to learn.  That will be a part of our plan. To our core we are welcoming, have integrity, and provide opportunities for growth and leadership.  We are mobilizing our leadership team here, organizing our thoughts and plans, vitalizing our group with invitations to meetings, and trying to elevate our visibility.  MOVE, we are!

Best Personal Wishes

Patty Slagle
BPW/WA President 2022-2023

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BPW Woman Of The Year

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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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