National Business Women’s Week honors all working women.


The third full week in October is observed as National Business Women’s Week by BPW/WA and by many cooperating groups and news media.

Since its creation in 1928, the NBWW has been sponsored by Business and Professional Women to recognize and honor the achievements of working women throughout history. BPW members and BPW Foundation call attention to the leadership of working women and local women entrepreneurs, facilitate discussions on the needs of working women, share information about successful workplace policies and raise awareness of resources available for women in their communities. NBWW is celebrated by BPW Local Organizations and their local communities across the country.

The National Business Women’s Week is a salute to the achievements of all working women.  It is celebrated during the last full week in October every year. The President of the United States customarily opens the week with a message, and many governors and mayors issue similar messages.  BPW/WA’s goal of elevating the standards for business and professional women is particularly emphasized.


The Objectives of National Business Women’s Week

  • Publicize the achievements of business and professional women everywhere, on the local and state level, and
  • Publicize the objectives and programs of BPW/WA as they relate to all working women.