International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International)

Fédération internationale des femmes de carrières libérales et commerciales
Federación Internacional de Mujeres de Negocios y Profesionales

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URL: http://www.bpw-international.org/

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Founded

1930-08-22 Geneva Switzerland

History

22 Aug 1930, Geneva (Switzerland), by Dr Lena Madesin Phillips (USA). Most recent amendments to Constitution and By-Laws adopted at 21st Congress, 5-10 Jul 1993, Nagoya (Japan). Also referred to as Business and Professional Women International (BPWI). Previously also known by the acronym IFBPW - FIFCLC - FIMNP.

Aims

Organize business and professional women worldwide to use their combined abilities and strengths for the attainment of high standards in business and the professions; work for equal opportunities and status for women in the economic, civil and political life of all countries; encourage women and girls to acquire education, occupational training and advanced education; use their occupational capacities and intelligence to the advantage of others as well as themselves; promote worldwide friendship, cooperation and understanding among business and professional women.

Events

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Activities

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Structure

Congress (every 3 years). Board of Directors (meets every 3 years). International Executive, including President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Executive Secretary and Finance Director. Young BPE Representative; Regional Coordinators (5); Standing Committees (13); Ad hoc Committees (2); Task Forces (9). Includes: D-XD0498 - BPW Europe - European Region of BPW International.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

XB1872

Last News

2019

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