BPW Wellington covers the Wellington, Porirua and Lower Hutt regions. Being based close to Parliament and the national branches of many New Zealand women’s advocacy groups, our club is very active with issues work, such as providing submissions to legislative reviews, draft Bills, UN reports and partnering with organisations such as UN Women, National Council of Women, Rural Women New Zealand and Graduate Women.
We organize two annual community events to raise awareness about key issues impacting women, the first being Red Bay Day about the gender pay gap and the second Women’s Suffrage Day. During national elections, we have organized Meet the Candidate events.
As members, we support one another in the development of our professional, leadership and business potential through mentoring, networking, skill building and empowerment initiatives.
We often use video conferencing to help other members throughout New Zealand meet and be part of our meetings, particularly when we have guest speakers.
Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of month at the JSP Office in Petone and are conducted via Zoom, as we have members throughout NZ and Australia who join us via technology. Our meetings are about one hour long – as we know our women are time poor, and talk on issues that are affecting women for the month or other BPW business .
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We meet on the last Tuesday of each month at the Jackson Street Programme. We have fellowship for the first half hour then a dinner, guest speaker followed by a short meeting.
BPW Wellington, Hawera and Upper Huttare delighted to extend an invite to all members and associates to our BPW NZ 55th National ConferenceOur theme: 80 years of Empowering Women in AotearoaLocation: InterContinental Hotel, 2 Grey Sreet, WellingtonDate: 5 - 7 April 2019The registration form may be downloaded: click herePreliminary programme:Friday 5 April12 - 5 pm: BPW NZ Registration1 - 2 pm: First Timers Briefing2 - 3 pm: Budget and Finance Finance 3 - 4 pm: Resolutions Vicky Mee6 - 11 pm:…
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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 Zealandread more
BPW Franklin November 2018read 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
Entries for the 6th Annual YWCA Equal Pay Awards are now open. YWCA are celebrating, encouraging and motivating all New Zealanders to be part of the equal pay movement. This year YWCA have introduced six new award categories to their list of awards. If you would like...read more