Connecting & Empowering
BPW connects and empowers women who aspire to do more. Our membership includes women in a variety of organisations – from small and medium sized businesses through to large corporations and from the public and non-profit sectors, as well as women no longer in paid work, influential women leaders, young career women and savvy entrepreneurs running their own show.
When you join BPW as a member, you become a member of both BPW New Zealand and The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW), opening up broad opportunities to engage, learn and participate.
Belonging to your local club provides regular communication about club projects and programs as well as contact details of club members to foster networking. As a member of BPW NZ and IFBPW you can attend meetings of any club across the country and even across the globe.
Local, National, International
Locally, club meetings are held once a month, to allow members to socialise, participate in club events, listen to speakers that cover a range of topics, discuss issues and network. Our clubs are interactive with their local communities and the media to celebrate and create a focus on women in business via community newspapers.
Nationally, members are invited to attend regional meetings and leadership forums being held throughout the year which provides an opportunity to meet and network with other women in your region. BPW NZ also holds an AGM usually in April each year in a different part of the country. It has been traditionally linked to a conference as well. Conference is an opportunity for members to network with clubs from all over the country as well as connect with a variety of different speakers who attend the event.
Taskforces are another excellent way for members to network with like minded women, to advocate and bring about change.
Internationally, BPW members have the opportunity to attend Asia Pacific Conference and IFBPW Congress to connect with women from all over the globe.
BPW NZ belongs to and partners with a number of different organisations that allow members access to a vast array of networking opportunities.
These organisations include:
Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
International Women’s Caucus
Pacific Womens’ Watch
National Council of Women (NCW)
UN Women National Committee Aotearoa NZ
NZ Human Rights Commission
Zonta International District 16