Those members who joined the BPW Australia National Summit last weekend heard from the two candidates for election as BPW International President, Hellen Swales from New Zealand on the Saturday and Catherine Bosshart from Switzerland on the Sunday.
Catherine is currently the Vice President United Nations on the BPWI Executive – there is a proposal for consideration by the General Assembly to change the title to Vice President Advocacy. Catherine mentioned she had set up a website focussed on the close working relationship between BPW International and the United Nations.
This website profiles 10 of the accredited Representatives that BPW International has with various UN agencies and committees. It reports on meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women and international United Nations events, and endeavours to keep BPW members up to date with UN news.