Awareness Starts With Us
BPW London's Speaker Series Dinners: 2018 - 2019

Speaker Series' Sponsors

Two Summer Events
July 17 - My Smartphone: Friend or Foe?
August 21 - Last Days of Summer

Stay tuned for more details on each speaker series dinner!

  • September 18, 2018 - If You Only Knew | #KnowHumanTrafficking. Speakers: Kelly Franklin Executive Director, Farmtown Canada/Courage For Freedom and Doris Hall, London Anti-Trafficking Committee.

    ***September Dinner Sponsored by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Munn Conflict Resolutions***

  • October 16, 2018 - The Bare Necessities - Turning Periods Into Pathways | #DaysForGirls. 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. "Every Girl. Everywhere. Period."

  • November 20, 2018 -#MyActionsMatter | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Speaker: Kate Wiggins, Retiring Executive Director of Anova (Women's Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London).

    ***November Dinner Sponsored by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Independent Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics***

  • December 11, 2018 - Holiday Social Fundraiser. Silent auction, wine bucket raffle and more. N.B. December 11 is the second Tuesday of the month. Pre-registration is required by Noon, December 7, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • January 15, 2019 - #SafeCityLDN | Creating Safe and Empowering PlacesSafe City London initiative which was created through a worldwide United Nations Women program aimed at enhancing safety for women and girls in public spaces.

  • February 19, 2019 - Sunshine Makes Me Happy! Featuring The Sunshine Foundation of Canada and a discussion on national volunteering.

    The evening will also include the Annual BPW International Candle Lighting Ceremony honouring BPW's historical memories, our accomplishments and celebrate today’s achievements.

    ***February Dinner Sponsored by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CEO,  The Sunshine Foundation of Canada***

  • March 19, 2019 - Define Happiness. Mary Beth Bezzina, BPW London Membership Chair and volunteer with the Rwanda program "Living With Happiness", will discuss her work in the program that assists families coping with the aftermath of genocide and war. 

  • April 16, 2019 - Help Me Roar. Kelsy Gill, BPW London Resolutions Chair, will facilitate a review and critique of resolutions and commendations developed by Business & Professional Women's clubs across Ontario. 

    ***April Dinner Sponsored by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Realtor, Royal LePage***

  • May 21, 2019 - It All Starts Here! Report card on the new PC Provincial Government, with emphasis on gender wage gap, sex education and women's issues that have been discontinued or changed.

  • June 18, 2019 - Come Play in Our Sandbox | #BPWLSummer. Save the date! Stay tuned for details!

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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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August 21 - Last Days of Summer

Last Days of Summer with BPW London

 August 21, 2018

ale house patio

Ale House London
288 Dundas Street
6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

  • Social get together, come and go as you please, ordering all food and drinks from the menu.
  • No fees (only cost of your order from the menu), come and visit and meet the women you usually don’t have time to do at the BPW London dinners.

Pre-registration is required prior to Noon Friday, August 17  to

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