In Western Australia we have a number of BPW Clubs located in both the city and rural area. All of our clubs provide members with strong support, mentoring, networking and lively meetings with great guest speakers.
If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest,clubs will welcome your enquiry which you can make directly to the contact person listed. If there is no club nearby and you would like to consider setting up one in your locality, please contact our BPW WA President, Carol Hanlon who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how easy this is to do with our support.
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BPW WA News Update
Women's Studies Award
BPW WA State President is invited each year to the Murdoch University Graduation ceremony to present an Award to the top achiever in the Women's Studies discipline. This initiative was started by BPW Melville and when that club folded, was taken over by WA Division. This year, the Award went to Maxmilian a male student who had excelled in Women's Studies.
Women's Hall of Fame
BPW WA has two representatives on the WA Hall of Fame Collaboration committee, which was formed to commemorate IWD centenary but has continued as custodian of the Hall of Fame. Jasmyn Mumme has chaired the Selection Committee. In 2014, when the focus was on women's groups that had contributed value to women's interests, BPW WA was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Sandra Cook went forward to receive this honour on behalf of BP W WA from the WA Governor.
International Women's Day in WA
Combining IWD on 8th March with the BPW International Candlelighting Ceremony, BPW clubs join for a combined event, hosted by BPW Belmont. Sponsorship is sourced to ensure that this special worldwide day recognising women's achievements is shared by women from all walks of life, including those financially challenged. This event is a celebration of women.
Equal Pay Day
BPW WA clubs come together each year when the wage gap is announced, usually September.
A major public event is held with high-profile speakers. This is an opportunity for members to be updated and to network with representatives from other women's groups, government and academic bodies also concerned with the wage inequity.
Business Woman of the Year
Since 2004, BPW WA has sponsored the Business Woman category in the annual Belmont Business Enterprise Small Business Awards. Nominations are open to all women owning businesses in WA. We encourage our members to nominate in this and any one of the other 22 categories. The 2015 Winner Sheryll Fisher (Outback Initiatives)