27th BPW Internat. Congress
Power To Make A Difference..
Join high-level government and private sector representatives, academic and industry experts and over 500 BPW International members to tackle the topical equality issues:
‣Implementing The Women’s Empowerment Principles: Unleashing Women’s Economic Capacity Through Financial Equality & Empowerment
‣Generating A New Breed Of Leaders: Cultivating Talent, Emotional Intelligence and Work Cultures To Open Top-Level Positions For Women
‣Access Means Business: Maximizing Supply-Chain Opportunities & Leveraging Technology & Communications For Increased Returns
‣Actionable Advocacy: Dynamic Strategies For Local Projects & International Campaigns
- 17. Juni 20112011-06-17T12:00:00 - 21. Juni 2011 2011-06-21T12:00:00
- 00:00 2011-06-17T12:00:00 - 00:00 2011-06-21T12:00:00
- Helsinki, Finland
What is BPW?
The International Federation of Business and Professonal Women (BPW International) was founded by Dr. Lena Madesin Phillips in 1930. BPW International has become one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women with affiliates in 80 countries in five continents. BPW has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and participatory status with the Council of Europe. Its members include influential women leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, professionals and young career women.
The root of BPW’s advocacy is embedded in the work with the United Nations. BPW lobbied for the formation of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and supported many women’s issues. BPW was awarded a Peace Messenger Certificate from UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar in 1987. Esther Hymer, BPW representative at the UN, was named as one of three women playing a significant role in the work of the UN Commission by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1997.
Today, BPW continues its representation at UN Headquarters in New York, Vienna, Geneva; UN regional offices (UNECA, UNECE, UNESCAP, UNESCWA, UNECLAC); UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO, WHO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, FAO, UN DPI; Council of Europe; European Women’s Lobby and continues to work closely with UNIFEM.