Business & Professional Women London, Ontario

BPW London

BPW's Mandate: BPW is a is a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. It is an equality-seeking group working toward the improvement of economic, employment and social conditions affecting women. 

BPW's Mission Statement: BPW develops the professional, business and leadership potential of women at all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world.


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Four Cornerstones:

  • Women's Issues: Advocacy & Awareness
  • Personal Development
  • Leadership Skills & Career Advancement
  • Supportive Networking & Lasting Friendships

BPW develops the cornerstones through Connection, Growth, Positive Change and a Voice at all 5 levels of the organization:

  • Local Clubs
  • District or Region
  • Provincial
  • Federal
  • International

BPW's Goal: The improvement of economic, political, social and employment conditions for women in Canada. Bottom line, we work to educate, promote and empower women in our local community, throughout the province of Ontario, across Canada and around the world. Empowering women is good for business and good for our community. 

Learn about BPW's Aims and Ambitions.

BPW London is a member of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women

Member of the Business and Professional Women Ontario 

BPWL Member Testimonials

  • I first came to BPW as a newcomer to London, looking to expand my network and become involved in the community. What I found is an amazing group of diverse, supportive, amazing women all looking to make a difference in the lives of other women at local, national and international levels. I look forward to our meetings every month and always leave feeling part of something much bigger. Joined BPWL in 2017.

  • What I like about BPW is that it's so much more a networking group. Along with the networking, I have supported advocacy on behalf of women, learned a lot and made friends in my own community, across Canada and internationally. Joined BPWL in 1999.

  • BPW has opened the door to numerous opportunities to expand my horizons and grow as a person and a respected leader. It has allowed me to express my concerns for the oppression of women through resolutions and meetings with government. It has expanded my experiences through attending international meetings and participation at the United Nations, Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Most important it has been my vehicle for many lasting friendships. Joined BPWL in 1987.

  • BPW has gone beyond my expectations.  When I was newcomer to the city and becoming an entrepreneur, I wanted more than a networking group.  I wanted to be part of a group of dynamic women that made a difference in the lives of other women.  Since joining I have experienced personal growth, business support and friendship. Joined BPWL in 2010.

  • I joined BPW London during a work transition time and found encouragement in hearing stories from other women about their employment changes.  BPW’s mandate is friendship, growth, encouragement, and assistance – I have found all these from the women I met who are now my friends. Joined BPWL in 2001.

  • I belong to several business and networking groups but I particularly enjoy BPW as the members are diverse, approachable and supportive with a common shared interest in women’s issues. Joined BPWL in 2012.

  • As a small business owner working from home, I have enjoyed the social aspect of BPW.  I have learned new skills through interactions with other BPW members.  BPW has also opened my eyes to the importance of advocacy for women.  I have made long lasting friendships and business connections. Joined BPWL in 2009.

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October 16: The Bare Necessities - Turning Periods Into Pathways

Awareness Starts With Us:
Improving the Lives of Girls & Women
BPW London 2018 - 2019
Speaker Series Program
 

The Bare Necessities - Turning Periods Into Pathways
#DaysForGirls

October 16, 2018

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Speaker:
Hana Figueroa of Days For Girls Lakeside Chapala, Mexico will discuss the Days for Girls program which provides reusable menstrual kits to girls who would miss school or work without having any capabilities of managing their periods.

Windermere Manor
200 Collip Circle
5:45 p.m.

Pre-registration is required prior to Noon Thursday, October 11  to reservations@bpwlondon.com.


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BPW London's community involvement is made possible by the support of members and friends who continue to support BPW London and believe in building toward advancing equal opportunities within our community and beyond.

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