We help women achieve professional and personal goals through programs,  workshops, networking, and friendships.     All is achieved through monthly  meetings and other sponsored activities. Each BPW organization creates its own unique agenda, but all have the same objectives.

BPW NZ promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. With 31 branches nation wide, BPW is the leading advocate for New Zealand women in regards to work-life balance and work place equity issues.

BPW provides members with professional development and networking opportunities, along with participation in lobbying for legislative change on issues important to women and the chance to enroll in BPW’s training programmes which cover a broad range of business skills including women in leadership, refugee & migrant issues, and negotiation techniques.

Our focus

Our focus is on improving the environment for working women. We have lobbied on issues such as Matrimonial Property, Student Loans, Employment Relations, Disability Strategies, Prostitution Reform, Pay Equity, Health & Safety in Employment, Paid Parental Leave and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs Action Plan for Women.

We work to expand the leadership capacity of our members to enable them to make influential contributions to their community locally, nationally and internationally. BPW believes that increasing the number and quality of women leaders improves our ability to make life better for all women.

Personal Development
BPW offers a supportive environment where women can work together to share in the personal growth and development process and acquire personal development skills. Our members learn assertiveness, gain self-confidence, find ideas and support, benefit from mentoring and gain encouragement and inspiration from the experience and achievements of fellow members and a wide range of guest speakers.

As working women we face similar challenges and joys in the pursuit of a balance between our professional and working lives. Our members provide each other with support and success strategies that help us grow and change.

Past Themes

2011-2014 Empowered Women Leading Business
2008-2011 The Power to make a Difference
2005-2008 New Dimensions of Leadership
2002-2005 A World of Peace
1999-2002 Empowering Women for the 21st Century
1996-1999 Partnerships for the Future
1993-1996 Taking IFBPW Forward
1991-1993 Women – Environment and Development
1989-1991 Women – the Spirit of Enterprise
1987-1989 Women – The Vital Force
1985-1987 Youth Today Leaders Tomorrow
1983-1985 Women in Transition – Strategies for Success: Preparation and Progress
1980-1983 A Golden Opportunity: Golden Jubilee
1977-1980 The Challenges to the New Women
1974-1977 Looking Towards the 21st Century Women – Their Full Potential
1971-1974 The Significant Seventies
1968-1971 Human Value in Today’s World
1965-1968 Developing Channels for Cooperation
1962-1965 Road to World-Wide Understanding
1959-1962 Building Bridges between People
1950-1959 The Trained Women – Her contribution to World Affairs
1947-1950 The Art of Living Together
1938-1946 Business and Professional Women and the New Social Order
1936-1938 The Work of Women in the Modern World in Different Spheres of Business, Science, Art and the Professions

Women working for women