BPW Europe

...the European Region of BPW International

BPW International was founded in 1930 in Geneva by Lena Madesin Philips. It has grown to an international network of 25.000 members in more than 107 countries.

We have 5 regions to manage this large organization: North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Europe is the strongest region with more than 18.000 members in nearly 31 countries.

Our aims

Equal opportunities and status for women in the economic, civil and political life.
A BPW Member:

  • takes professional responsability on all levels in economy, politics and society
  • thinks and acts locally, nationally and internationally
  • practices networking, mentoring and lobbying
  • enjoys lifelong learning
  • works with United Nations agencies and other international organizations
  • develops friendship

UN Women honorary mention to BPW Europe

As Regional Coordinator of BPW Europe, I’m proud to share, with all BPW European Presidents and Members,  the great news received from UN Women that BPW Europe, that I have the privilege to lead, has been nominated to receive an Honorary mention in the 2020 G7 – EU WEPs Award competition, in the category: Best Network.

UN Women announced  this honorary mention during a virtual event on 10 December The Power of Working Together – Gender Equality in the Workplace, Marketplace and Community.

Pinella Bombaci
Regional Coordinator | BPW Europe

The strength of working together: all the awards 2020 G7- EU assigned by UN WOMEN WEPs. BPW Europe and BPW Canada received the Award for the Best Network.

Grateful for the work of all European Presidents and members.

News & events

3rd BPW Mediterranean Symposium

November 21, 2020 


To commemorate International Women Entrepreneurs Day, BPW Cyprus would like to invite you to attend the 3rd BPW Mediterranean Symposium, scheduled for 21 November 2020. Due to the current travel restrictions and efforts to control the pandemic, this year’s event will be held online.
Given the new reality we are facing and its impact on business both today and post-pandemic, as BPW, we feel an obligation and a responsibility to ensure that women entrepreneurs are not left behind.

This particular symposium will focus on the challenges that our BPW members in the wider Mediterranean region are experiencing. It will include their local input as well as the perspectives of members of BPW International. Guest speakers from around the world will enrich our virtual debate.
The theme of this year’s Mediterranean Symposium is:

Transforming the Future: Strategies for recovery and resilience
We will also address the needs and benefits of cooperation, and the crucial role that women play in transforming the future and determining what tomorrow will look like.

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International Day of the Girl Child

October 11, 2020 

International Day of the Girl Child

BPW Europe and BPW Valletta Malta are delighted to invite you all on 11 October to attend the following zoom event, to celebrate the International Day of girl child.

The topic: “New Charter of the Girl’s rights in Europe and around the world.”

To register click here.
Zoom Meeting Registration

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European Coalition to end violence against Women and Girls

October 5, 2020 

Coalition to end violence against Women and Girls

Please find here the letter that the “European Coalition to end violence against Women and Girls” is sending to the heads of the principal EU institutions and heads of the Member States.

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Official Launch of the UNESCO Forum

May 27, 2020 

UNESCO Forum image

The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on societies, challenging what we thought were fundamental truths. Given that the pandemic is ongoing, and no one knows how it will end, it is all the more urgent that we take time to think. Indeed, these events have revealed the world in a new light, underlining the need for us to reflect on the future. That is what UNESCO, as a laboratory of ideas, intends to do.

This week, UNESCO, is launching a series of online forums entitled “Imagining the world to come” to give voice to all those who will kick-start our reflections. The first forum features women, whose views have not been sufficiently heard during this crisis.

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Official Nominations BPW International Executive 2020 – 2023

May, 2020 

BPW Europe Nominations 2020-2023

Here are the recent nominations for BPW International Executives for 2020 – 2023

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