BPW Geelong


About our Club

Business and Professional Women Geelong applies a professional and contemporary approach to delivering key professional and personal development opportunities for local women.

At BPW Geelong, our aim is to empower and enhance the inherent strength of women by giving them the opportunity to build networks and develop key business and professional skills. Our events showcase powerful and inspirational speakers who deliver on a wide range of topics designed to build our members knowledge and power base. 

BPW Geelong was established in 1985 by our founding member, Micky Hayward, with the assistance of BPW Doutta Galla. 

Our vision is to empower the women of the Geelong region in all aspects of their life, including family, work, personal interests and wider communities. 

We offer our members and friends a great way to socialise and network at our monthly dinners and lunches. So if you are new to the region or just looking to expand your personal or professional connections we welcome you to join us at our next dinner or lunch event to enjoy the company of a friendly and dynamic group of professional women.

Our Student Mentoring Program is one that is unique to our Club, but widely recognised through the broader BPW community and is something all of our members should be very proud of.

BPW Geelong prides itself on delivering quality events for our members and guests, and it is my goal to continue to work with my fellow Board to provide events that engage, inspire and help us all to be the best possible version of ourselves; to create an environment where we can feel safe and supported as we learn and develop and to play our part in championing the rights of women throughout the world.

Club Contact Details:
Sharon Hill, President
Email: geelong@bpw.com.au
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/BPW-Geelong-2041542/about
Phone: 0427 960 698

Upcoming events

    • 03 Aug 2021
    • 7:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Lady Bay Resort Pertobe Road Warrnambool
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    Download the Flyer here.

    • 15 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+10:30)
    • 17 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+10:30)
    • Oceanique Restaurant & Function Centre at the Adelaide Sailing Club
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    Conference Registrations:  

    Fri 15th, Sat 16th, Sun 17th Oct

    Registrations Open to BPW Members Only 


    Friday Evening:

    Welcome Reception & Young BPW Awards: Friday 15th - 6.30pm

    Saturday:

    Registration desk from 7.30am

    Annual General Meeting 9.00am

    Conference Business: 10.00am to 5.00pm

    Gala Awards Dinner: Saturday 16th - 7pm

    Sunday:

    President’s Breakfast 7.30am – all members welcome

    Conference Learning Sessions: 9.00am to 1.30pm

    Conference Days: include tea & coffee, refreshments & lunch 


    NOTE: Friday Forum must be booked separately.

    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Oceanique Restaurant & Function Centre at the Adelaide Sailing Club
    Register


    Friday Forum Registrations:   Fri 15th Oct

    Registrations Open to BPW Members & General Public 


    Please arrive by 9.15am

    Friday: 9.30am - 4pm - Full Day

    Part Day Registration: who arrive after 11.30am 

    Includes Lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments


    Members please note:

    What’s on Friday: (included in Full Registration)

    4.00pm to 5.30 pm - New members pre-conference workshop 

    6.30pm to 10pm - Welcome Reception & Young BPW Awards

    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Oceanique Restaurant & Function Centre at the Adelaide Sailing Club
    Register


    Friday Evening Welcome Reception

    Registrations Open to Members &/or Partners & Non Members 


    Friday from 6.30pm

    Includes Young BPW Awards

    Refreshments: Nibbles and Drink on arrival, then purchase from bar

    NOTE: If you have a Full Conference Registration, your ticket includes 1 Welcome Reception Entry.


    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Oceanique Restaurant & Function Centre at the Adelaide Sailing Club
    Register


    Saturday Gala Awards Dinner Registrations

    Registrations Open to Members &/or Partners & Non Members 


    Saturday from 7pm

    Includes BPW Australia Awards

    3 course meal, wine on table then purchase from bar

    NOTE: If you have a Full Conference Registration, your ticket includes 1 Gala Awards Dinner Entry.



We welcome you





Welcome from the Club president

At BPW Geelong we welcome all new members and guests into our BPW community.


We aim to empower and be a voice for the women of the Geelong region in all aspects of life. We support and actively promote personal development, by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience, on issues affecting women

Business & Professional Women (BPW) Geelong is a not-for-profit organisation, which is affiliated with BPW Australia and BPW International. BPW Geelong works to improve the position of women in the workplace, on boards and in leadership by providing opportunities to network, develop personal and professional skills, and become involved with projects that support this mission within the Geelong community and beyond.

The Club celebrated 30 years in 2016 while hosting the BPW Australia National Conference. It holds regular networking events for members and non-members and partners with other local organisations, including Gen U

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About our club

Business and Professional Women Geelong facilitates women's professional and personal growth and development by providing them with opportunities and support networks.

BPW Geelong hosts monthly events for women of all ages.

Our monthly events showcase powerful and inspirational speakers who deliver on a wide range of topics.

Our dinner events are usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Follow us on social media as below, or check this page for future events

Email bpwgeelong@gmail.com  to go onto our database to stay updated about our events.

Facebook: facebook.com/BPWGeelong

Twitter: @BPWGeelong

Linked in: linkedin.com/groups/2041542

Instagram: bpwgeelong #bpwgeelong #bpwpride

 

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Club Projects

Making a Difference Mentoring Program 

Since 1999, BPW Geelong has run the ‘Making a Difference’ Mentoring Program, working with Year 11 and 12 girls from secondary schools primarily in the northern suburbs of Geelong. More than 60 girls have graduated from the program in this time.    

The program runs over two years, commencing at the beginning of Year 11 and concluding at the end of their Year 12 studies. BPW Geelong appoints two Mentoring Directors to oversee the program – one for the Year 11 program and one for the Year 12 program. This allows the girls to learn from, and establish strong relationships with two different professional women throughout their program.

The Mentoring Directors have monthly catch-ups with their mentees where the cover topics including confidence, fear, mindset, success, time management, networking, public speaking, health, success and goal setting. The mentees also attend BPW Geelong’s monthly networking events where they can put their skills into practice in a safe and welcoming environment. Attending the networking events also allows the girls to begin building relationships with local professional women and creating valuable networks.

Upon completion of the program in Year 12, the girls are taken shopping for a business outfit that they can wear to interviews, work and networking events, and are treated to a day of pampering where they have their hair and makeup done and participate in a professional photoshoot. At their graduation (held in February after they complete their schooling), they are presented with a framed photo from their photoshoot, a certificate of completion from the program and speak about their experiences.

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