1982 -1985 BPW International - International Affairs Committee
1980 – 1982 BPW Australia Hon Treasurer
Occupation: Executive Officer Institution of Surveyors
Clubs: BPW Bathurst 1968 and BPW Brisbane 1969
No of Clubs: 120
BPW Australia being invited, by the Prime Minister, to join the National Women’s Consultative Council, and the opportunities that opened to receiving accurate national information which was directed to Clubs. President Bev served two terms over four years.
UNIFEM Australia (UN Business Women)
Beverley Perel was the founder of UNIFEM Australia in 1990.
In Brisbane in 1988, she hosted a number of functions at the UN Pavilion to showcase the various functions and work of different UN organisations. At one such event, Ms Bernice Lee, the guest speaker from the UN and the Commonwealth section of the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau (AIDAB), urged women at the gathering to consider establishing a national committee for UNIFEM in Australia.
In June 1990, Beverley Perel wrote to all national women’s organisations in Australia seeking their support for and commitment to the establishment of an Australian UNIFEM National Committee. With much deliberation and hard work, UNIFEM Australia was officially established in September 1990, following Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.
What were the key issues of the day from a BPW perspective?
International Conferences/Board Meetings attended
BPW Australia Board 1987 to 1990
President Beverly Perel
Secretary Mavis Wynne (BPW Benalla)
Treasurer Margaret Marchbank (BPW Warracknabeal)
Vice President Val Buswell (BPW Ryde)
Vice President Isabelle Jenner (BPW Toowoomba)
Finance Officer Mary Kyd (BPW Northern Rivers)
Past President Vera Eagle (BPW North Sydney)
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