BPW Membership

Welcome to Business and Professional Women (BPW) Ontario!

Membership in BPW offers many opportunities and many benefits to working women. Our advocacy work gives women a chance to be involved in the key issues that affect women in Canada and around the world. Clubs provide a “training ground” for developing leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment, allowing members to build networks and create lasting friendships. Members participate in a range of activities that lead to personal and professional development and career advancement.

A member of a local club is automatically also a member of the district, national, provincial, and international organizations. She is entitled to attend all events, including national and international conferences. She is also entitled to be part of BPW Canada’s delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York each February. In addition, we have some specific programs, developed by BPW members at all levels of the organization, that are available to BPW members.

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Membership FAQ's

BPW is for all women

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. –  member since 1983.

  • BPW has definitely helped me grow as a person and a businesswoman.  I feel much more comfortable talking to groups and I have learned numerous business skills. My life is definitely richer in many ways. –  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. -  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. -  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