Lena Madesin Phillips

"Let us build together and see what we can make."

Lena Madesin Phillips, founder and first President of BPW International, 1930

Why I'm a BPW Member

  • 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.

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Provincial Conference

BPW Ontario's
72nd Provincial Conference

BPW GTA Clubs Host

June 1 - 3, 2018

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Happy Canada 150!

Happy Canada 150 Dear Sisters:

Isn't it great to be a Canadian, eh? We have much to celebrate and much work to look forward to in carrying out our ongoing mission. Jeannette Arsenault, a BPW Canada honorary lifetime member, recently released an anthem to celebrate Confederation's 150th birthday. The video is as a "Happy Canada Day" greeting from BPW Ontario President, Maide Yazar, and the BPWO Board.

We hope to play this at the BPWO Conference. Have you registered?

GBA+ Beyond Sex & Gender

BPW Online Academy Intro Video

BPW Online Academy

BPW Online Academy

Interactive courses with short videos

BPW's History, Vision, Goals, Mission, Structure, relation to the U.N. and more

First course is 15 videos, ranging from 2 - 5 minutes in length.

Click here to sign up for your first course

BPW: Active Around the World for Gender Equality

Equal Pay Day ON

Equal Pay Day in Ontario was 
April 11, 2017

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.

0% Gap by 2025

Click here to learn about how you can make the difference and spread the word.