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 aim: 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
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Upcoming European Events
17th BPW Europe Conference, May 27-29 2022, Reykjavik Iceland
BPW Iceland welcomes you to the 17th European Conference and 9th Young Symposium in Reykjavík in May 27- 29 2022. The congress venue is Hilton Reykjavík Nordica, located in central Reykjavík overlooking Mount Esja, the city’s main landmark that dominates Reykjavík’s City skyline and provides a stunning backdrop to the capital area. READ THE ECC TRAVEL REPORT WITH MORE DETAILS TO THE CONFERENCE.
- NEW: See the list of inspiring Icelandic speakers and panelists
- NEW: Official Invitation for the 17th European Conference
- NEW: Essentials for the 9th Young Symposium
The theme of the congress is “Equality”. Partaking in a BPW Conference is a unique opportunity to experience how the strength of the BPW network supports women in their career and personal development. Visit the official conference website here.