BPW Melbourne

About Our Club

Join a dynamic club that connects a diverse range of professional women. Be part of a global network promoting equal opportunity, participation and representation of women in the workplace and marketplace.

BPW Melbourne believes that equality means business.  That’s why we engage with business and government on the evidence that there is a return on investment when women become top executives and leaders in public life. The global Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which promote the advancement of women in public life, are the compass that guides our activities and advocacy. Our objective is to encourage local businesses to sign up to the WEPs.

BPW Melbourne is the only women’s club representing women in both business and professional careers.

Our members represent women in all walks of business life, at all stages of their careers. Our members are small business owners and public servants. Some are at the beginning of their careers, and others are chief executives, directors and corporate managers.  Our professionals include lawyers and journalists, and represent education, government, and community organisations.

Younger members especially benefit from the skills development that supporting our activities can offer.

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month in a creative and modern setting conducive to an exchange of bold ideas and entrepreneurial wisdom. 


 Management Committee   2019/20

President: Emma Manser-- Vice President (Advocacy): Stephanie Ziersch

Treasurer: Denise Patience -- Secretary: Vacant-- Membership: Helen Sloane


Our next meeting : Tuesday March 3

at 6.00 for 6.30pm

BPW Melbourne invites you to join us in celebrating

 International Women’s Day  

The theme for International Women's Day in 2020 is


Our event will focus on Building Women’s Financial Independence – a critical step in empowering women and girls to take control of their future. Our special guest speaker will be 

Professor Roslyn Russell

Principal Research Fellow in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT UniversityRoslyn has been researching financial literacy and inclusion for over fifteen years. Her recent research has focused on the financial decision-making and well-being of women. 

Please join us on March 3 for to listen to our guest speaker, and stay for dinner and a lively discussion.  

BPW Members $5, non-members $10,plus dinner and drinks at bar prices. Book via www.Trybooking.com/BIRVN

Ground Floor, Duke of Wellington Hotel,

146 Flinders St, Melbourne.  

      Enquiries - email Emma:  bpwamelbourne@gmail.com


BPW Melbourne celebrates International Women's Day 2019 - #BalanceForBetter


Members and guests join women around the world marking this year's IWD theme, #BalanceforBetter 

Club Contact Details

Email: bpwamelbourne@gmail.com


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 will find out more about us, meet some of our wonderful members and enjoy special guest speakers.

Past President Caroline Bayliss(L) with current President Emma Manser (R)

Emma Manser
President BPW Melbourne

About our club

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.

Meet some of our current and past Club Members

Back row (L-R): Denise Patience, Bronwyn Williams, Michelle Wareham, Tracie Andrews, Jacqueline Graham (President, BPW Australia)

Front row (L-R): Stephanie Ziersch,Caroline Bayliss (Club President), Karen Delvin, Annie McCaig

Club Location

Club Projects

We choose the local, national and international projects that our Club members will support. You will find details of current projects below

Policy Position Paper: Leadership at All Career Stages

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Please check back soon for details of the policy projects members of BPW Melbourne are currently leading.

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