What We Do

We work to encourage, support, advocate and undertake a number of activities which improve the quality and business life for women.

What we do


  • Improve the quality of life for women all women and girls
  • Advocate for equal social and economic opportunities for women and girls
  • Eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls

ADVOCACY

Advocacy is given high priority in our federation and there is encouragement for all members to participate in club discussions which lead to the forming of resolutions, to the consideration of resolutions and to the provision of background material for the many submissions that BPW NZ makes.

NETWORKING

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.

LEADERSHIP

We encourage our members to take advantage of the leadership opportunities in our clubs as well as nationally and internationally. BPW NZ also provides support and skill development for women seeking leadership positions in the workplace and our communities.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our members develop self-confidence and gain encouragement and inspiration in a safe environment. This happens through a structured personal and professional development programme – Keys to Achievement – as well as via peer-to-peer mentoring, and through guest speakers and panels at regional and national events

ADVOCACY

Advocacy is given high priority in our federation and there is encouragement for all members to participate in club discussions which lead to the forming of resolutions, to the consideration of resolutions and to the provision of background material for the many submissions that BPW NZ makes.

NETWORKING

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.

LEADERSHIP

We encourage our members to take advantage of the leadership opportunities in our clubs as well as nationally and internationally. BPW NZ also provides support and skill development for women seeking leadership positions in the workplace and our communities.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our members develop self-confidence and gain encouragement and inspiration in a safe environment. This happens through a structured personal and professional development programme – Keys to Achievement – as well as via peer-to-peer mentoring, and through guest speakers and panels at regional and national events

“Each woman, as a citizen, must bring to the national policy of her own country the contribution of forward-looking and constructive thought followed by determined action.  Each woman must dedicate herself to protect and promote the interests of all other women in business and in the professions.”

 

Dr Lena Madesin Phillips

 Founding President of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International) 26 August 1930

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