• 20 Apr 2012 2:26 PM | Anonymous

    Media Release from BPWA President 16th April 2012  MR16Apr12 – Women in the Workforce Winning

  • 02 Apr 2012 2:29 PM | Anonymous

    BPW Australia responds to the Inquiry in to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012.   BPW Australia supports the expansion of the Act to men and all employers and employees in the workplace by amending the short title of the Act to Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. With a primary focus of increasing women’s full participation in the workforce, BPW Australia is cognizant of the structural changes required by business to deliver equal opportunity and flexible workplaces for all employees – men and women.  The renaming of the Agency serves to reinforce this.

    The full statement is attached:  Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012

  • 14 Mar 2012 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    BPW Australia congratulates the organisations recognised as EOWA  ‘Employers of Choice for Women’ on 13 March.

    BPW Australia National President Marilyn Forsythe said, “It is a benefit to working women in Australia that 125 companies have met the criteria for the ‘EOWA Employer of Choice for Women’. These are companies that realise women can make a positive difference to their business culture and the balance sheet. We hope that next year the list will multiply as organisations see increasing the number of women as a positive factor in all aspects of their business. BPW Australia encourages you to make your money talk and do business with these 125 companies and show your support for the difference they’re making.”

    For all the details and the full list of organisations go to EOWA

  • 08 Mar 2012 3:57 PM | Anonymous

    Around the world, 8 March is marked in many different ways. For some it’s a designated public holiday, for others it’s a day to give gifts such as flowers and chocolates, and especially recognise mothers.

    Whatever you’re doing today, take a moment to think about what International Women’s Day symbolises. It’s a day to celebrate, respect, appreciate and honour the women in our lives. A day to honour women’s economic, political and social achievements. A day to acknowledge women’s political and human rights.  And a day to increase political and social awareness to prompt action on the ongoing challenge for freedom that women face worldwide.

  • 08 Mar 2012 2:39 PM | Anonymous

    Speech from UN Women Australia Forum, National Press Club, Canberra, 6 March 2012

    Julie Collins speech 060312

  • 01 Mar 2012 2:41 PM | Anonymous

    A ground breaking social enterprise called the BPW Business Incubator Project initiated by Belmont Business Enterprise Centre in Western Australia (Belmont BEC) and Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc. (TCF Global) and supported by BPW International will launch internationally on March 2 in New York.

    The BPW Business Incubator Project will provide online training and mentoring to develop the business skills and business growth potential of women in new or existing homebased, micro & small businesses.  Webinars on over 40 business topics such as Business Planning, Starting a Fashion Label, Manufacturing Pitfalls, Import/Export and eCommerce will be available.  Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about global sourcing from women vendors directly from the International Trade Centre.

    The project will be officially launched at a parallel NGO event during the Fifty-sixth Session of the United Nations – Commission on the Status of Women (CSW56) at forum  ‘Empowering Creative Rural Women Through Enterprise Development and Global Fashion Opportunities’.

    VIP Guest Speakers will include:

    • Freda Miriklis – President, BPW International
    • Sharon Graubard – Senior Vice President, Trend Analysis, Stylesight
    • Lexy Mojo Eyes – Nigerian Fashion Promoter and President
    • Carol Hanlon – CEO of Belmont BEC, TCF Global and member of BPW Australia and BPW International Asia Pacific Committee

    More details here Women’s Global Business Incubator 010312 and here TCFGLOBALbooklet_CSW HANDBOOK..

  • 03 Feb 2012 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    BPW Australia has released a statement in regard to this historic decision made on the 1st February 2012 by Fair Work Australia.

    Media Release SACS Award Feb 2012


  • 03 Feb 2012 2:44 PM | Anonymous

    BPW Australia has released a statement in regard to this historic decision made on the 1st February 2012 by Fair Work Australia.

    Media Release SACS Award Feb 2012


  • 02 Feb 2012 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    150,000 mainly female workers across Australia, on the 1st February 2012, were granted a historic pay increase with the Full Bench of Fair Work Australia handing down its decision on the Equal Remuneration Case.  The workers affected were those that work with some of the most vulnerable people in the community and are paid under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.  The pay increases will be paid in 9 instalments over the next 8 years and by 2020, the community sector will see total increases of 18% up to 41%!  Congratulations to all those that worked towards this.  A copy of the full Decision can be found at www.fwa.gov.au


  • 08 Dec 2011 3:58 PM | Anonymous

    We know all too well that there’s an increasing need for women and men to work together and engage with each other to achieve greater success and enjoy the shared rewards of a better workplace. Get 2012 off to a good start!

    Together, female and male employees can promote cultural change, improve communication, initiate equity strategies and develop flexible work practices.

    Speakers from UTS, DCA Maddocks, Coles Myer and ABC will share how to:
    • Promote better collaboration between women and men
    • Introduce equity initiatives and measure their success
    • Prove the value of flexible work practices
    • Overcome unconscious biases and negative attitudes

    BPW Australia Members can save $250 by registering by 9 December. Click here for further information and to book.


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