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

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Nov 14

Employer of Choice citations 2014

BPW Australia congratulates the organisations that have received citations as Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in the 2014 inaugural awards. The citations extend the scope of the Employer of Choice citations awarded in 2014 by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency compared to citations awarded in previous years, and require successful organisations to have demonstrated significant initiative and commitment to achieving gender equity in the workplace. …Read more

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Nov 14

BPW Past President is Awarded an Edna

The 2014 Edna Ryan Award recipients were recently announced.
BPW Australia Past President, Marilyn Forsythe was awarded in the category of
“Workforce for improving conditions for women workers”

Congratulations Marilyn from BPW Australia.  Your advocacy and hard work is deserving of such recognition.
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Nov 14

Equal Pay Day 2014 BPW Club National Competition

The judging panel consisting of Past President Marilyn Forsythe, Director of Young BPW Erin Chew and Young BPW Awardee Mayase Jere, has decided the winning entries in the EPD Club Competition. There were more entries this year and three categories; winning clubs receive $200.  Check out all of the winning entries here.

Congratulations to:
Category 1.  Best Equal Pay Day slogan/message: BPW Joondalup
Category 2.  Best article on an Equal Pay Day club event: BPW Adelaide
Category 3.  Best media coverage: Joint winners: BPW Coffs Harbour and BPW Joondalup


  • 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.