About our Club
BPW Strathfield is a dynamic group of women who meet regularly to learn, share and network with great guest speakers.
We welcome guests and new members.
Our club BPW Strathfield, offers a friendly space for women to share their experiences and knowledge, and to seek ideas and support to improve their own lives, and the lives of other women. It is also a great way to make new contacts and forge new friendships in the area.
In our meetings we provide opportunities for personal and professional development, and for exchanging ideas in a non-threatening environment, over a delicious 2 course meal.
We have speakers to inspire us, to boost our self- confidence, to give us ideas to manage our work/life balance, and to become financially secure.
Strathfield is an area of great diversity – diversity of race, religion, culture and workplaces. As a result of this, BPW Strathfield has a very diverse membership. The dynamics of our group encourages debate, the sharing of ideas, and the support of each other.
Together we aim to make a direct contribution to promoting gender equality and improving the future of women, not only in our local area, but across Australia and the world.
Meeting Date and Place
Where: Club Burwood
When: 6.30 – 8.30pm - check our event list for dates
Club Contact Details
Book by calling 0411 135 295 or 0402 849 226
We welcome you
If you are interested in finding out more about BPW in your local area, you are invited to join us at one of our meetings. Please check the events sections above to find out what's on this month. You can book online to attend. You will find out more about us, meet some of our wonderful members and enjoy a topical guest speaker.
From the Club President
I joined BPW Strathfield because I liked what BPW stood for. As a member I share an interest in the issues that affect present and future working women in Australia and around the world. How exciting. May background is in education.
Our aim is for BPW Strathfield to be the catalyst for you to make a difference in business, and civil life. If you choose to take up a role within the BPW organisation, or out in the wider world, it is our aim that every member of BPW Strathfield will have the confidence in themselves, and the support of our club, to realise their full potential.
You don't have to be a Member to join us for dinner - purchase a ticket and come along. We really look forward to meeting you.
In BPW, members matter most. We focus on issues and personal or professional development that is relevant to our own club. We enjoy different types of meetings, including dinner with a speaker, workshops to enhance our skills and social events where lifelong friendships are made.
Club Committee Members
Mary Dimarco - Treasurer
I joined BPW Strathfield in 2015 and have been Treasurer for 3 years.
The challenges of running a family business required the opportunity for me to interact with women in similar roles and diverse business backgrounds. BPW Strathfield proved to be the welcoming organisation for me. Business women who share valuable knowledge and give guidance, creates awareness and friendship, especially for our newly arrived professionals from other countries. Join our Strathfield group, an organisation to empower all women to fight for women's equality, rights and causes.
Faye Helou - Marketing
Together with her husband Sam, Faye owns and runs 5 small businesses in Sydney’s south west.
Her spare time is taken up with something she is very passionate about – raising the status of women, both in Australia, and around the world.
Faye has received several awards for the work she has done in this field: BPW Australia Woman of the Year, Rotary International Service Award for Professional Excellence. The highly esteemed ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ which is awarded in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.
Faye has held a chair on the BPW International Mentoring Taskforce, has organised NSW Equal Pay Day events, and is the founding President of BPW Strathfield.
Faye is the current President of the Board of Days for Girls Australia Limited, an international project which is a grassroots non-profit organisation creating a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene - because no girl should go without. Every girl, Everywhere.Period.
Our Special Projects
Our members are currently supporting projects to empower women and girls in Australia and overseas. Read more...
Our Past Events
Take a look at some of our club's past dinner meetings, workshops and social events. Read more...
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Our Club Sponsors
We choose the local, national and international projects that our club members will support our club members have chosen to focus currently on these:
International Night . . . and Project: Days for Girls
International Night is a once a year event where we reflect on the place that BPW Australia, and individual Clubs occupy in the world of Business and Professional Women. It is an acknowledgement of the BPW members we have all around the world, many of whom do not have the standard of living we enjoy. This year we’ll focus on the progress of our Days for Girls project which is a feminine hygiene program providing quality, sustainable solutions for girls who have nothing to manage their period. Without access to hygiene products, girls in many countries in the developing world can miss up to 8 months of school every 3 years.