We focus on issues that affect women and work. Our members include employees and employers, students and retirees, women who work in corporate and academia, small business and professions, trades, not-for-profit and government. BPW members give time and passion supporting our campaigns, running projects and driving change that's good for women and the world. Our focus is on empowering women through education and a supportive network of women locally and worldwide. Much of this work is done through BPW clubs across Australia – the heart of BPW, where women find friendship, networking, mentoring and the good times for which BPW Australia is also renowned. Membership gives access to scholarships, awards, conferences and discounts.
BPW actively promotes personal development, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience and lobbies on issues affecting women.
Membership of BPW International is included in BPW Australia membership fees. This connects members to a worldwide network of women from a broad range of professional, cultural and business backgrounds. Read more...
EQUAL PAY DAY 4 September 2017
That date marks the additional time from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same as men had to work.
According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), the gender pay gap stands at 15.3 percent in 2017. Last year, the gap stood at 16.2 percent, an improvement from the previous year’s 17.9 percent disparity.
That translates to an average difference of $251.20 per week— more than one thousand dollars per month.
Read more in the BPWA Equal Pay Day Media Statement
Click below to view the online version of the BPW Australia 'Madesin' eMagazine. Choose full-screen mode and double-click anywhere on the page to zoom in further.
Review past editions here.
The History of the Past Presidents of BPW Australia over these seven decades provides an insight into the passion of these extraordinary women and the changing times in which they lived. Reading about their commitment and zeal to positively change the lives of Australian women is inspiring and shows us how we can be brave enough ourselves to speak up for women's equality.
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