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

News & events

Official Launch of the UNESCO Forum

May 27, 2020 

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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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10th Anniversary Conference

8th – 11th October 2020 in Malta

On the 8th October 2020, BPW (Valletta) Malta will be celebrating Its 10th Anniversary. To commemorate the occasion we are organising a myriad of events. We are planning the program to run from the 8th through 11th October 2020.

10th October – 11th October 2020
BPW Europe Presidents Meeting and General Assembly

Please register here: