• 31 Jul 2011 4:22 PM | Anonymous

    Marking a gender wage gap of over 17% nationally, Equal Pay Day was 1 September 2011 in Australia.  Which means women have to work an extra 63 days from the end of the financial year to match what men earn in 365 days.  Hear more in this podcast from 3CR at www.womenontheline.org.au

  • 23 Jun 2011 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    At the XVII BPW International Congress in Helsinki:

    Freda Miriklis, from BPW Melbourne, was elected for the Term 2011 – 2014 as the 22nd International President of BPW. She is joined by Geva Murano, from BPW Melbourne as  BPW International Finance Director. Susan Jones from BPW Sydney has been elected as the Asia Pacific Regional Co-Ordinator.

  • 02 Jun 2011 4:34 PM | Anonymous

    Join BPW Australia by June 30 and you’ll get 13 months of membership benefits (or close to) for the cost of 12.

    Just email us bpwaust@bpw.com.au to get a form and mention this offer.

  • 25 May 2011 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    Last Saturday the inaugural BPW Crystal Ball as held at the Burswood Convention Centre in Western Australia. And we are very proud to announce it a responding success!

    The proceedings of our first Crystal Ball will help us give 100 women who have suffered domestic violence the opportunity to obtain Certificates in Women and Leadership at Challenger Institute. This project is a huge achievement, made possible though the collaborative community engagement of BPW Western Australia, the Multicultural Women’s Advocacy Service and Challenger Institute.

    With the triumph of the BPW Crystal Ball in 2011, we are already looking at holding it again in 2012 (and beyond!) so that we can continue this valuable education fund to help more women in years to come.

    A massive thank you to everyone who supported the ball in so many ways- sponsorship, generous raffle items and of course you attendance.

  • 21 Mar 2011 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    BPW Joondalup – International Woman’s Day Breakfast
    Press clipping March 2011

  • 18 Mar 2011 3:39 PM | Anonymous

    In reference to March 17th’s Advertiser, the Letters to the Editor page, in which two daughters of BPW members, Stefania Chiro’s, Mom is member of BPW Adelaide and many other things and Lori Brittle, member on her own right BPW Adelaide East, got letters published in reference to Rex Jory article on IWD.
    Letters to Editor

  • 11 Mar 2011 2:54 PM | Anonymous

    Marilyn Forsythe, National President BPW Australia, congratulates the Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis, for announcing the reforms that will require companies with 100 or more employees to increase reporting on gender outcomes. An important point is that there will be no exemptions for companies and non complying companies will not be able to receive Government funded grants or industry assistance programs.

    The changes will be enshrined in the Act and businesses will no longer be able to give lip service to the previous requirements under the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) guidelines. For far too long Australian women have been frustrated by being unable to progress through to senior positions. They are doubly discriminated by being  paid 18% less than men in Australia. It is about time that the Government brought in laws to achieve real gender equity in Australian companies.

    Photo: Kate speaking at the launch of the centenary of International Women’s Day

  • 10 Mar 2011 3:41 PM | Anonymous

    Media Release, 9th Marth 2011
    Territory’s leading ladies

  • 09 Mar 2011 4:37 PM | Anonymous

    BPW Australia offers a warm welcome to Ms Helen Conway as the new Director for Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Agency (EOWA). As an organization representing the interests of working women, whether business owners, employers or employees BPW is acutely aware of the need for closer collaboration between the sectors if we are to reverse the increasing gender wage gap.

    Ms Conway brings a wealth of private sector experience to this role and BPW looks forward to maintaining its close relationship with EOWA as it strives for greater equality in the workplace, said National President Marilyn Forsythe. As the economic rights of women are a focus for BPW’s International Women’s Day centenary celebrations, we believe Ms Conway’s credentials, including her community related work, will allow her to build the public/private partnerships that we need.

    EOWA’s current a/g Director Mairi Steele moves to head the Office for Women, an appointment applauded by BPW. Mairi has had much experience in dealing with the machinations of government policy and this, combined with a strong background in labor economics places her ideally to champion the changes we require, Ms Forsythe said. Australian women can look forward to some real change around gender equity and women’s workforce participation: good for them, for business and for the economy as a whole.

  • 09 Mar 2011 3:46 PM | Anonymous

    Media Release, The HON Kate Ellis MP, Minister for the Status of Women, 9th Marth 2011
    Minister names new Director for Equal Opportunity Agency

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