Monroe-West Monroe

Business & Professional Women

Benefits of Membership

Advocacy
BPW Foundation is headquartered in the Washington, DC metro area for a reason… to provide members effective national representation on issues critical to workingwomen. Stay informed and participate in the process through the Advocacy section of the BPW Foundation website,www.bpwfoundation.org. Learn how to be a successful advocate and lobby your representatives at the annual Policy & Action conference. Keep the workingwoman’s agenda – equal pay, work-life balance, better child and elder care, strong social security pension programs and workplace equity – at the forefront. Through MWM BPW membership and its affiliation with BPW Foundation you have a powerful voice on small business issues, with corporations and on Capitol Hill, without doing all the legwork yourself

Education/Career Enhancement
Participate in BPW Foundation programs that are specifically designed to provide personal and professional development, growth and opportunities. Through seminars, hands-on workshops and noted experts, BPW members are given a vast array of opportunities to gain the skills they need to succeed and be successful. 
  • The MWM BPW Individual Development program has provided numbers of women with leadership, negotiation, and professional skills necessary to reach their full potential. 
  • The Young Careerist/Aspiring Leaders program gives a leg up to young women new to the work force but full of potential.
Information
Have quick access to relevant up-to-date information about topics essential for workingwomen such as the entrepreneur center via the BPW website. Members are also kept on top of developing issues and organization activities through the BPW Foundation Action Alerts..
Leadership
Develop leadership skills at the Local and State levels with mentors to help you along the way. Maximize the career-boosting value of your MWM BPW goals or strengthen your existing skills. Become a recognized leader by getting involved in programs that benefit your community.
Visibility
Gain visibility and prominence in your community through involvement in MWM BPW events – locally, regionally, and statewide. Meetings, newsletters and websites provide opportunities to showcase and promote you and your business.
Helping Others
BPW has a proud tradition of “women helping women.” In 1956, the members of BPW/USA created the BPW Foundation to provide scholarships, research, information, and career development programs for workingwomen. Supporting the BPW Foundation allows you to help other women upgrade their skills or return to the workplace while furthering workplace equity and work-life balance. Since 1969, the BPW Foundation has awarded almost $6 million in scholarships, research grants and loans. Involvement in the Individual Development, Young Careerist, and Mentoring programs allows you to aid in the personal and professional development of women while raising awareness of issues affecting working women.
Member Benefits 
Gain access to special programs like the BPW Foundation Career Center to find a new job. Connect with other like-minded women through the websites associated with BPW Foundation and BPW/TN.
Friendships
Membership in BPW brings many rewards but the most lasting and meaningful are the lifelong friendships. Through participation in the many BPW activities and programs, you will form supportive friendships as well as important business relationships. There is nothing quite like the feeling you get in a roomful of powerful women all focused and energized on current issues and a common cause. Whether it is laughing together, working together, or lobbying together, BPW members know how to have fun and to get the job done!

Monroe-West Monroe Business & Professional Women

Website: bpwmonroe-westmonroe.org  Email: bpwmwmla@gmail.com


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