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

BPW Leadership Training for Women

May 8, 2021 


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Leadership training for women “Be a Better Leaders” starts on 28 May 2021. The training is carried out by international team of BPW Europe trainers.

This is a great opportunity to meet with women from different countries, network and learn in all women environment. You will get the insight to yourself as the potential leader and already active leaders will improve their leadership skills and get useful tips.


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Turkey and Istanbul Convention

April 25, 2021 


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Here is the answer from the European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality to the letter of protest of BPW Europe about “Turkey and Istanbul Convention”.

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Earth Day

April 22, 2021 


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On April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day.

Since 1970, this has been the occasion for raising environmental awareness and bringing attention to concerns related to the wellbeing of our planet.

Observed annually, one month after the spring equinox, Earth day marks the anniversary of modern environmental consciousness and dedicated care for the planet.


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Turkey and Istanbul Convention

March 28, 2021 


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The letter of protest of BPW Europe about “Turkey and Istanbul Convention”.

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Official Nominations BPW International Executives and Standing Committees 2020 – 2023

May, 2020 


BPW Europe Nominations 2020-2023

Here are the nominations for BPW International Executives and Standing Committees for 2020 – 2023


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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.