Welcome to the home of BPW Australia

BPW Australia is a member-based NGO that’s part of a global network, BPW International. We make real differences in women’s lives by creating awareness, leading debate and driving change. Our focus is issues that affect women and work, and our members include business and professional women currently in the world of work, those preparing a career and women who have completed their working lives and remain committed to our aims.

Our members give their time and passion to support our campaigns, run projects and drive change that's good for women and the world. And we network, learn and have fun along the way.

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Latest News

Nov 14

Police Commissioners Take a Stand on Violence Against Women

BPW Australia congratulates Australian and New Zealand Police Commissioners for their joint stand on the prevention of violence against women and children. In a meeting at the Australian Parliament yesterday, ten commissioners urged cultural change and a focus in the community on the links between sexist attitudes and the acceptance of violent behaviour. Governor-General Peter Cosgrove said the show of unity from the police commissioners demonstrated that the days of keeping quiet were over. Read More

Nov 14

BPWA Congratulates Elizabeth Broderick

BPW Australia congratulates Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick on winning the Australian Financial Review/Westpac Woman of Influence 2014 award. Elizabeth has worked actively for gender equality throughout her career and her work at the Australian Human Rights Commission has produced significant government and community focus on access to child care, parental leave and the treatment of pregnancy in the workplace, issues that are so critical to sustaining Australian women’s equal place in the workforce. Read more.

Nov 14

The National Gender Equality Assembly Australia and BPW

BPW is offering a fantastic opportunity to one of our members. BPW Australia has partnered with the National Gender Equality Assembly over the past few years and we are doing so again in 2015. The Assembly will be held at Rydges World Square, Sydney, on Friday, 30 January 2015. Read the program attached at the end of this article, outlining an impressive line up of speakers offering some thought provoking views. …Read more

  • Equal Pay Day

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    BPW Australia takes a leading role in uniting government and private sector employers in striving to achieve gender pay equity for all working women.

    In partnership with the ACTU, BPW formed the Equal Pay Alliance in 2009 which now represents over 100, 000 employees.

    Click here to find out more about this and our Equal Pay Day activities.

  • UN Global Compact

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    BPW Australia became a signatory to the UN Global Compact in August 2011. The Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Under the Global Compact, companies are brought together with UN agencies, labour groups and civil society.