The Business and Professional Women Ontario is a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-partisan organization that works to improve the economic, political, social and employment conditions of women. It is an equality seeking group.
"Empowering Women to Realize Sustainable Development Goals"
"On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind."
BPW supports and assists women to be all they can be, improving women's lives worldwide. The friendships I have made over the years keep me in BPW. – Kingston member since 1983.
BPW has definitely helped me grow as a person and a business woman. I feel much more comfortable talking to groups and I have learned numerous business skills. My life is definitely richer in many ways. – Barrie member since 2004
I belong to several business and networking groups but I particularly enjoy BPW as the members are diverse, approachable and supportive with a common shared interest in women’s issues. - London member since 2012.
BPW is a true sisterhood of women who are always there for one another when needed. Their community involvement is exemplary as is their dedication to the plight of less fortunate women everywhere. - Brampton member since 2002.
The February 2018, "Maclean’s has created two covers with two different prices—one at $8.81, the other at our regular price of $6.99—to reflect the 26 per cent gap between full-time wages paid to men and women in Canada. It’s a cheeky way to draw attention to a gap that has barely budged in decades...."
BPW Ontario's 72nd Provincial Conference Hosted By BPW Ontario's GTA District Clubs
The 30% gender wage gap in Ontario is one of the largest in the world! Pay discrimination is not limited to one career or demographic, it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels – regardless of their family decisions.
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