What is Business and Professional Women of Washington State (BPW/WA)?
It is a non-profit organization that specializes in promoting the education and well-being of women and families through professional growth, personal achievement, and political savvy. It is a group of diverse women and men who believe in the BPW/WA Legislative Platform and support each other through programs and networking. Unlike many organizations that center around a type of career or immediate community, BPW/WA is diverse in its membership and location so it optimizes potential for growth and understanding. It offers outstanding speakers on a variety of topics.
BPW/WA encourages non-members to attend Local meetings and State meetings, or to Join BPW after realizing the value of BPW/WA. We help women achieve professional and personal goals through programs, workshops, networking, and friendship. All is achieved through monthly meetings and other sponsored activities. Each Washington BPW local organization creates its own unique agenda, but all have the same objectives.
The BPW/WA Mission is to support a sisterhood among women, achieve equity in the workplace; create connections without business or industry boundaries
The BPW/WA Vision is to be the leading advocate for women through leadership opportunities, legislative knowledge, and career support, and to help all women achieve equity.
The Objectives of BPW/WA are to develop the professional, business and leadership potential for all women at all levels, to advocate and to strive toward equal participation of women and men in power and decision-making roles.
BPW/WA is one of the oldest women’s groups in Washington State. Read About Its Rich History on a National and State level and what BPW has done for women and families for over a century.
Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Washington State is comprised of two separate entities. One is the BPW Federation that encompasses Local meetings, State events, leadership/training programs, networking, and a Political Action Committee (PAC). The other is the Washington State BPW (WSBPW) Foundation that awards scholarships to women in need. Together, they help women professionally, personally, and politically.