BPW/Raleigh Member Benefits
A Nonpartisan, Grassroots Organization for Working Women!
10 Great Reasons BPW/Raleigh Members Enjoy BPW Membership!
Be part of a national movement and make a difference in the lives of workingwomen as we work together to create the changes needed for equitable work environments and supportive communities. Belong to a nationally recognized organization whose legacy of success opens doors to other leaders and opinion makers.
Exchange ideas, explore business opportunities, and share common goals with professional women at the community, state and national level. Connect with mentors, colleagues and friends who can assist you in advancing your career and making the right connections.
As a member of Business and Professional Women of Raleigh, you can:
3. Education/Career Enhancement
- Network with other women in business before and after BPW events
- Post your events on BPWs online calendar and have it distributed to our contact list as well as via our social media channels
- Travel to other area BPW events to learn and network
Participate in BPW programs that are specifically designed to provide personal and professional development, growth and opportunities. 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. The BPW Individual Development program has provided tens of thousands of women with the leadership, negotiation and professional skills necessary to reach their full potential. The Young Careerist program gives a leg up to young women new to the work force but full of potential.
Develop leadership skills at the Club and State level with mentors to help you along the way. Maximize the career-boosting value of your BPW membership by identifying volunteer opportunities that match your professional goals or strengthen your existing skills. Become a recognized leader by getting involved in programs that benefit your community.
Gain visibility and prominence in your community through involvement in BPW events -- locally, regionally, statewide and nationally. Meetings, newsletters and websites provide opportunities to showcase and promote you and your business.
6. Member FREE and Discounted Benefits
Dual membership: BPW/Raleigh members are also members of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more.
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BPW is headquartered in the Washington, DC metro area for a reason… to provide members effective national representation on issues critical to workingwomen. Stay informed and participate in the process through the weekly Legislative Hotline and the Contact Congress program. Learn how to be a successful advocate and lobby your representatives at the annual Policy & Action conference. 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 have a powerful voice on small business issues, with corporations and on Capitol Hill, without doing all of the legwork yourself. Learn more here.BPW/NC is a member of the coalition NC Women United, and BPW members are welcome to learn more about NCWU and its programs to advance women through public policy.
Have quick access to relevant up-to-date information about topics essential for workingwomen such as the entrepreneur center via the BPW website. Members are also kept on top of developing issues and organization activities through the weekly electronic Legislative Hotline, the e-newsletter Headquarters News, and BPW/NC’s bi-monthly ePublication The Tarheel Woman.
9. Helping Others
BPW has a proud tradition of “women helping women.” In 1956, the members of BPW/USA created the BPW Foundation to provide scholarships, research, information, and career development programs for workingwomen. Supporting the BPW Foundation allows you to help other women upgrade their skills or return to the workplace while furthering workplace equity and work-life balance. Since 1969, the 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.
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, you 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!