BPW Adelaide

About our Club

BPW Adelaide advocates for women and develops leadership through building women's competence, capacity and confidence in their personal and professional arenas. Members work to take action for women's equality at work, on boards and in the economy.

The Club was established in 1952 and is still going strong. Our members are drawn from a range of backgrounds including business, professions, trades, government and non-profits.  Many members have leadership experience within BPW and on public and community boards. 

BPW Adelaide holds events open to non-members, with expert speakers on topics relevant to modern working women.  We focus on the personal and professional development of our members and on advocating for changes that improve opportunities for women to engage in work and in business and to take up leadership roles.

This PowerPoint presentation documents the history and achievements of BPW Adelaide and profiles current members. It was prepared for display at the club's 65th anniversary, celebrated at SA's Parliament House in November 2017 and regularly updated. 

BPW Adelaide member profiles and history

BPW Adelaide produced a history booklet in 2017 to mark our 65 years.  

BPW Adelaide History Document.pdf

Meeting Date and Place

1st Wednesday of every month (unless otherwise notified)
Business meeting: 6.30pm to 7pm 

Dinner and networking: from 7pm at The Caledonian Hotel, North Adelaide

Some meetings are held by Zoom. Please contact club for details adelaide@bpw.com.au

The BPW Adelaide 2021 Program of Events here

Club Contact Details


PO Box 3201
Rundle Mall SA 5000

Club email: adelaide@bpw.com.au
Phone: 08 8267 2001 Secretary Jean Murray

If you are interested in finding out more about BPW in your local area, you are invited to join us at one of our meetings or events.  Please check the events sections above to find out what's on this month.  You can book online to attend.  Come and meet our members and enjoy discussions with like-minded women. 

Upcoming events

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From the Club President

Welcome to BPW Adelaide. 

We are a diverse group of passionate women, working towards improving the working lives we and future generations will experience in Australia and globally. 

Professional interests and expertise across our membership include areas as diverse as ethics and governance, health policy and practice, small business in a range of industries and service sectors, representative government, finance and accounting, local government services and community services. 

Women’s issues of interest include pay equity, access to affordable and appropriate child care, discrimination in the work place, financial security over a woman’s life-cycle and domestic/family violence. 

In BPW, members matter most.  We focus on personal or professional development and issues that are relevant to our members.  We enjoy different types of meetings including networking dinners, expert speakers and panels, workshops to enhance our skills and social events where lifelong friendships are made. 

We hold 3-4 networking events per year for the women of Adelaide, with our regular member meetings used to plan these events, contribute to BPW Australia projects and submissions and undertake personal development activities.  I hope you’re able to join us at our next public event, or as a new member at our monthly dinner or zoom meeting.

Alison Collins

BPWA National Conference

BPW Adelaide was to host the BPW Australia National Conference in October 2020 but, due to COVID-19, it is deferred to 15-17 October 2021.  BPWA hosted an online Summit on 17-18 October 2020 in place of the deferred Conference, with then BPW Adelaide President Heather Jensen and Member Wendy Teasdale Smith delivering the keynote presentations.