The Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW) is an international organisation with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and participatory status with the Council of Europe.
BPW develops the professional, leadership and business potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and our economic empowerment programs and projects around the world.
There is a New Zealand federation (BPW NZ) and we’ve got a local club in Hawera.
Hawera is a very nice, social club with members ranging from their twenties to sixties and with a variety of skills and occupations. Our membership is steadily growing. We have a dinner meeting (usually with a guest speaker) every 3rd Monday of the month, 6pm at Tairoa Lodge Church hall.
BPW Hawera holds monthly dinner meetings and other events for fund-raising and awareness. Read more here for upcoming events.
We send a newsletter through MailChimp. Contact us to be added to our mailing list. Or read our news here…
We have an active executive committee – view our profiles here.
Its all happening in Hawera! Check out the awesome BPW Hawera Club via their monthly newslettersread more
Find out all about BPW NZ with our latest newslettersread more
Submissions by BPW NZ for 2019 7th January 2019 - Submission - Criminal Cases Review Commission Bill 23rd January 2019 - Review of Prostitution ByLaw 2009 - Hamilton City Council 29th January 2019 - Submission - SIA EU New Zealand 13th March 2019 - New Zealand UPR...read more
Keep up to date with everything happening at BPW Franklin with their monthly newsletter!read more
2018 BPW NZ Submissions 7th February 2018 - Submission on the Review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 29th March 2018 - Submission to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018 11th May 2018 - Submission on the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment)...read more
2017 31st January 2017 - Submission on Education (update) Amendment Bill 28th April 2017 - Submission on Domestic Violence - Victim's Protection Bill 11th May 2017 - Submission on the Draft Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Exposure Bill 18th May 2017 -...read more
BPW Hawera Women’s Education Scholarship
BPW Hawera awards a Women’s Education Scholarship, a sum of money to a recipient who is looking for a second chance at education and needs assistance with meeting the costs of that education. Read more here about our scholarship or download the application form.