What we’re about
About BPW/WA What is Business and Professional Women of Washington State? It is a non-profit organization that specializes in promoting the education and well-being of women and families through professional growth, personal achievement, and political savvy. It is a group of diverse women and men who believe in the BPW/WA Legislative Platform and support each other through programs and networking. Unlike many organizations that center around a type of career or immediate community, BPW/WA is diverse in its membership and location so it optimizes potential for growth and understanding. It offers outstanding speakers on a variety of topics. BPW/WA encourages non-members to attend Local meetings and State meetings, or to Join BPW after realizing the value of BPW/WA. We help women achieve professional and personal goals through programs, workshops, networking, and friendship. All is achieved through monthly meetings and other sponsored activities. Each Washington BPW local organization creates its own unique agenda, but all have the same objectives. Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Washington State is comprised of two separate branches. One is the BPW Federation that encompasses Local meetings, State events, leadership/training programs, networking, and a Political Action Committee (PAC). The other is the Washington State BPW Foundation that awards scholarships to women in need. Together, both branches of BPW/WA help women professionally, personally, and politically. Our Mission: To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. Our Objectives: To elevate the standards of women in business and professions. To promote the interests of business and professional women. To bring about a spirit of cooperation among business and professional women of the United States. To extend opportunities to business and professional women through education along lines of industrial, scientific, and vocational activities. Our Goal: To be the leading nonpartisan grassroots advocate for working women.