About our Club
Business and Professional Women Geelong applies a professional and contemporary approach to delivering key professional and personal development opportunities for local women.
At BPW Geelong, our aim is to empower and enhance the inherent strength of women by giving them the opportunity to build networks and develop key business and professional skills. Our events showcase powerful and inspirational speakers who deliver on a wide range of topics designed to build our members knowledge and power base.
BPW Geelong was established in 1985 by our founding member, Micky Hayward, with the assistance of BPW Doutta Galla.
Our vision is to empower the women of the Geelong region in all aspects of their life, including family, work, personal interests and wider communities.
We offer our members and friends a great way to socialise and network at our monthly dinners and lunches. So if you are new to the region or just looking to expand your personal or professional connections we welcome you to join us at our next dinner or lunch event to enjoy the company of a friendly and dynamic group of professional women.
Meeting Date and Place:
2nd Week of each month. (Day varies)
Club Contact Details:Jacquie Clancy, Secretary
Phone: 0422 799 529
We welcome you
President: Belinda Lyle
From the Club President
Whether you are a sole trader working from home, a business owner with employees or climbing the corporate ladder, there is something for everyone at BPW Geelong.
Catering for women of all ages, our speaker program is varied and presenters are organised 6-12 months in advance.
Dinner at a local venue, our events provide opportunities for meeting like minded women and making new friends.
Everyone is welcome to attend our events.
Thanks to our valued sponsors, we are able to get involved in various community projects and contribute to local charities.
See you at an event soon!
BPW Geelong hosts monthly events for women of all ages.
our monthly events showcase powerful and inspirational speakers who deliver on a wide range of topics.
Our dinner events are usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to go onto our database to stay updated about our events.
We're social www.facebook.com/BPWGeelong
Linked in: www.linkedin.com/groups/2041542
Club Committee Members
Cal Stewart - Vice President
Our Special Projects
Student Mentoring Program
BPW Geelong run a successful mentoring program for year 11 and 12 students from North Geelong Secondary College.
Selected students are given the opportunity to met with members and professional development consultants on a regular basis.
Students attend monthly dinner events and are highly encouraged to take on additional duties such as organising the name tag table and introducing guest speakers.
Upon graduation, students are treated to having their make-up done by Flawless Beauty Concept and having professional photographs taken by Pam Hutchinson Photography.
Our Past Events
The highlight of our calendar is the annual "Moving on Up Breakfast". At our May 2015 breakfast held at The Pier, Geelong, over 200 ladies enjoyed listening to Kirstie Clements, ex-editor in chief VOGUE Australia share her story. The event enabled us to support local organisation, Geelong Mums with the launch of the "Jump in Puddles" campaign, ensuring every child is warm this winter.
At our August 2014 event held at the Geelong racing Club, we were delighted with a visit by our Egyptian BPW friends. It was a privilege to meet and enjoy a fun evening with BPW International Immediate Past President, Freda Miriklis, Judith van Unen from JERA International, BPW Victorian Rep, Jacqueline Graham and the very energetic BPW International Vice President, Amany Asfour and her delegation from Egypt.
Our other recent speakers have included:
Leanne Tonkes, Film Producer
Caroline Viney, CEO Gracon Industries
Nicky Buckly, Model & Author
Andrew Griffiths, Business Author (Victorian Small Business Festival)
Carrie Felton, Owner - Stuck on You
Rachael Jayne Groover, Motivational Speaker from USA
Danielle Chiel, fashion Designer
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Our Club Sponsors
Each year we partner with local community organisation, Karingal BacLinks to host our "Best Foot Forward" program.
This program is specifically targeted at women who have been out of the workforce for a prolonged period of time, with a view towards equipping them with skills and self-confidence to maximise their potential to gain employment.
Other organisations we choose to support include:
Minerva Community Services