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

Jul 14

BPW Australia has a new Director of Marketing

The Board of BPW Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Sifat Bhatia, a member of BPW Melbourne North-West, as Director of Marketing.  Sifat is currently Director of Global Marketing Strategy at Western Union and in addition to her professional expertise, brings to BPW Australia a passion for not-for-profit action and advocacy.  Read more

Jun 14

Report from BPW International Congress 2014

A delegation of 21 BPW Australia members attended the 28th BPW International Congress in Jeju, South Korea, in May. A new International Executive was elected, including new International President Dr Yasmin Darwich of Mexico.  BPW Australia was instrumental in the successful adoption of a number of resolutions that will guide the global agenda for the organisation over the next three years. For photographs and more detail, …Read more

Jun 14

BPW Swan Hill’s Marie Schlemme on Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Former National President (1985-87) Marie Schlemme was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List on 9 June. Marie, an active member of BPW Swan Hill, in Victoria, received the award for her contribution to women and education. BPW members across Australia congratulate Marie and take pride in her achievement.

  • 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.