"This year's theme for International Women's Day is #MyFeminism, inspired by the role feminism continues to play in shaping Canada and countries around the world.

From the early suffragettes to the activists of today, #MyFeminism celebrates the feminists who inspire others through their determination to make a difference. They are the activists, advocates, and allies who continue to lead the way towards positive change.

This year, let's celebrate the feminist heroes who have helped pave the way towards equality. Add your voice to the conversation and tell us what feminism means to you using the hashtag #MyFeminism." ~ Office of Minister of Status of Women

#EqualPayDay in Ontario is April 10, 2018

Equal Pay

Take Action Against Gender Wage Theft!


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.

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

0% Gap by 2025

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)

BPW International's Triennium Theme:

"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."

Learn More About the SDG's

2018 SDG 17

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.

Lena Madesin Phillips

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

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


Provincial Conference

BPW Ontario's
72nd Provincial Conference

Hosted By BPW Ontario's GTA District Clubs

June 1 - 3, 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 20, 2018

On-Line Registration 

Complete Conference Details

2018 dates

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