BPW MISSION STATEMENT
“To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.”
Join the Business and Professional Women of the Lehigh Valley!
If you are looking for a place to network, make friends and most importantly—be a part of an organization that works to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information—BPW/Lehigh Valley is something that you should consider. BPW allows you to get to know and work with women across the state and across the nation. BPW/PA is a statewide organization of 1600+ members in 75 local organizations and 12 districts throughout the state. BPW/PA is a leading advocate for working women in our state.
We work on all issues that touch women’s lives and sponsor programs and scholarships to
improve women’s lives and careers.
More about BPW/PA:
- Organized in 1919, the Pennsylvania Federation (BPW/PA) is one of the Charter Members of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.
- Our organization was one of the first women’s organizations to formally endorse the Equal Rights Amendment in 1937, and we have led the drive for ratification ever since.
- Since its inception, the Pennsylvania Federation has initiated programs such as: Luncheon Honoring Women in Government, National Business Women’s Week Projects, Workshops for Women, Youth Conferences, Leadership Training and Mentoring.
- BPW/PA has endorsed many financial projects including: purchase of cancer research equipment, victims flood relief, scholarships, interest free loans to members and Math Counts.
Members of the BPW/Lehigh Valley organization range in age and stages of our careers. The women in our organization work in the areas of education, health care, technology, business, etc. We’ve worked with Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley and the Veterans’ Sanctuary in Allentown, and we have honored countless local women in the community with our Nike Award. Each year we host a Women’s History Month Bookmark program in March where we have middle school students in the East Penn School District design a bookmark that includes writing an essay and composing a drawing of an important current or historical woman. The best way to see what we are all about is to come to one of our meetings–and meet the members and hear what we do. We meet the third Monday of each month.
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