Why become a member of BPW
BPW is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian, self-governing and member supported organization. Our members actively seek to:
- Gain political and economic equity for women.
- Establish ties among working women around the nation.
- Develop personally and professionally.
- Become informed on working women’s concerns.
- Support women as business and community leaders.
- Promote the interests of working women through any and all legal and ethical means.
Our members are part of a national movement. As they work together to create the changes needed for equitable work environments and supportive communities, BPW members make a difference in the lives of workingwomen. They are proud to belong to a nationally recognized organization whose legacy of success opens doors to other leaders and respected opinion makers.
Members have opportunities to meet and network with other working women at the local, state and national levels. They exchange ideas, explore business opportunities, and share common goals with professional women. Members connect with mentors and sponsors, colleagues and friends who can assist them in advancing their career and making the right connections.
- Network with other women in business before and after BPW events
- Post events on BPW's online calendar and have it distributed to our contact list and our social media channels
- Travel to other BPW events to learn and network
Personal And Professional Development
Receive personal and professional development through participation in monthly meeting programs, the BPW/NC annual conference, educational workshops, and other BPW-sponsored seminars. Through seminars, hands-on workshops and noted experts, BPW members are given a vast array of opportunities to gain the skills they need to succeed and be successful.
One of the most valuable benefits of membership is the opportunity to meet other professional women at Signature Events, conferences, and programs sponsored by BPW/NC and local Clubs throughout the year. Whether you're looking to exchange ideas or build professional contacts, BPW events have proved invaluable for many of our members.
Gain leadership development through active participation as a committee chairperson or officer. Our leadership teams are hands-on volunteers who are investing their time, ideas, resources and experiences to lead our organization. Teams of BPW members work to deliver on well-managed projects and programs that meet member and community needs.
Our members maximize the career-boosting value of their BPW membership by identifying volunteer opportunities that match their professional goals or strengthen their existing skills. They are recognized leaders when they get involved in programs that benefit our community.
Venues for advocacy for issues of concern to womenBPW is headquartered in the Washington, DC metro area for a reason… to provide members effective national representation on issues critical to workingwomen. Learn how to be a successful advocate and lobby your representatives at the annual Policy & Action Conference. Here BPW members work to keep the workingwoman’s agenda – equal pay, work-life balance, better child and elder care, strong social security pension programs and workplace equity – at the forefront.
Through BPW membership you also have a powerful voice on small business issues. With corporations and on Capitol Hill, and without doing all of the legwork yourself. Learn more here.
BPW/NC is a member of the coalition NC Women United. This BPW state membership gives all Raleigh members a membership in NC Women United. Our members are encouraged to work with NC Women United members in advancing women through public policy.
In order to support successful workplaces and an empowered workforce, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation conducts research and shares knowledge and information. Our public resources provide insight to transform the workplace and inform the creation of best practices.
BPW Foundation also serves as a repository of resources for the betterment of workplaces and seek to expand the information base. They encourage employers, organizations, agencies and policy makers to submit your research, best workplace practices and real life suggestions on how to transform today’s workplace. They will add them to the Rawalt Online Resource Center, a portal of information for and about working women and their families.
BPW Foundation has a track record of providing evidence-based resources and information in an effort to solve the workplace challenges of today and tomorrow. They recently conducted a survey among 500 Women small business owners. Please follow this link to the survey results presentation and summary white paper.
Member FREE and Discounted Access
Morrisville Chamber: As BPW is a member of the Morrisville Chamber, BPW members can participate with the Chamber while representing BPW!
Access: BPW/Raleigh members have access to special national programs like:
BPW has a proud tradition of “women helping women.” In 1956, BPW created the BPW Foundation to provide scholarships, research, information, and career development programs for workingwomen. Since 1969, BPW Foundation has awarded almost $6 million in scholarships, research grants and loans.
Involvement in the Individual Development, Young Careerist, and Mentoring programs allows you to aid in the personal and professional development of women while raising awareness of issue affecting workingwomen.
Supporting the BPW/NC Foundation allows you to help other women upgrade their skills or return to the workplace while furthering workplace equity and work-life balance.
Membership in BPW brings many rewards but the most lasting and meaningful are the lifelong friendships. Through participation in the many BPW activities and programs, members will form supportive friendships as well as important business relationships.
There is nothing quite like the feeling you get in a roomful of powerful women all focused and energized on current issues and a common cause.
Whether it is laughing together, working together, or lobbying together, BPW members know how to have fun and to get the job done!
If you aren’t a member yet -- join BPW today!