Victoria



Victoria has four active clubs across the state.  Each club provides its members with strong support, mentoring, networking and personal development though their meetings, events and projects.

Our clubs also meet together three times a year for the Victoria State Club Meetings to work together on issues important to our membership.  A bi-annual State Forum is also held, the next being 2022.  This event brings members together to network, socialize, gain skills, improve awareness of BPW’s Aims and Objective, build self-confidence and maximise the future potential of members.

Each club meets regularly, so contact your nearest club to find out what’s on in your area.


BPW Victoria is represented on the BPW Australia Board by our Victorian Representative, Anne Daniel, of BPW Swan Hill.
You can contact Anne at: bpwvic@bpw.com.au


Take the next step and come and join us!

Together we are committed to 

  • more women in managerial positions in all areas
  • equal wages for women and men
  • better work-life balance
  • better financial security for all women





BPW VICTORIA

The BPW Clubs in Victoria are represented on the BPW Australia Board by the BPW VIC State Representative, Anne Daniel.

If you have any queries concerning BPW in Victoria, please contact Anne.

Contact us: bpwvic@bpw.com.au






Anne Daniel 
BPW Victoria
State Representative



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BPW Melbourne

Join a dynamic club that connects a diverse range of professional women. Be part of a global network promoting eqOur members represent women in all walks of business life, at all stages of their careers. Our members are small business owners and public servants. Some are at the beginning of their careers, and others are chief executives, directors and corporate managers.  Our professionals include lawyers and journalists, and represent education, government, and community organisations.

Younger members especially benefit from the skills development that supporting our activities can offer.

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month in a creative and modern setting conducive to an exchange of bold ideas and entrepreneurial wisdom. ual opportunity, participation and representation of women in the workplace and marketplace.

BPW Melbourne believes that equality means business.  That’s why we engage with business and government on the evidence that there is a return on investment when women become top executives and leaders in public life. The global Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which promote the advancement of women in public life, are the compass that guides our activities and advocacy. Our objective is to encourage local businesses to sign up to the WEPs.

BPW Melbourne is the only women’s club representing women in both business and professional careers.

Contact: melbourne@bpw.com.au


"Each and every member has a critical role to play in a thriving future for our Club. This year has been a time of massive upheaval for all of us and, I know for myself,BPW has been a real grounding force amongst all the chaos.

I am so proud of everything we have achieved in the past year.  As is said a lot these days: 'we are all in this together'. I'm looking forward to the next year and continuing to be part of creating an even better future for women at all stages of life." 

                Emma Manser    
BPW Melbourne President









Geelong





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. 

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,




"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 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."

Sharon Hill
BPW Geelong President





South West




Business and Professional Women (BPW) South West is a great way for local women to meet, network and socialise.  Members represent a very wide range of local businesses, and membership is open to all women in the region.

BPW South West was chartered in 1996 and is based in the regional city of Warrnambool in South West Victoria with membership made up of women from Warrnambool and the surrounding region. 

The group has a strong focus on professional and personal development, and each month vibrant guest speakers present on business topics of interest over a three-course dinner. 

The group’s activities provide great opportunities for members to showcase their business services to other members and guests, increasing local exposure.  Members also enjoy a variety of the best food Warrnambool has to offer, with dinners held at a different venue each month. 

There is also a strong social element to the group and many members have formed ongoing friendships around common interests.

The group produces a stimulating monthly newsletter featuring member business profiles, links on women in the news, and updates on services available to small businesses in the region.

Contact: southwest@bpw.com.au


"My members tell me that they particularly enjoy the friendly welcoming atmosphere of the group and the opportunity to meet a variety of other women of different ages and backgrounds. I am constantly amazed by the variety and quality of the guest speakers we enjoy at each meeting, with presentation topics ranging from serious and thought provoking to fun and entertaining, there is always something new to learn and enjoy.

I am extremely proud to be a member of this important group for women in my local community and the wider organisation of BPW International."

Kim Kavanagh
BPW South West President


Visit www.bpw.com.au/southwest for more about our club.




Swan Hill




BPW Swan Hill

We support local school awards, ethical practices in the garment industry, Australian Citizenship welcome, Fruit Fly Distribution, Forest of Christmas Tree, provide a Christmas Hamper donated to Anglicare for distribution and the Australia Day Citizen awards and Talk at the Table monthly luncheons in pre-COVID times.

Australia Day.  We celebrated our 41st year of service to Australia Day breakfast in January 2021, which is enjoyed and appreciated by the BPW members in a COVID safe way. 

We proudly wore our new Swan Hill BPW business shirts.

Swan Hill BPW was established in 1957 and we celebrated our 60th Anniversary in November 2018 as well as BPW Australia 70th Anniversary of BPW Australia. 

On August 26th, 2020 we celebrated our 90th Anniversary of BPW International together with our ‘sister’ Clubs around the world. We adapted to Zoom meetings since April, 2020 in response to COVID-19 pandemic have impacted heavily on our lives.

Our AGM was held on Zoom for the first time in history 12th August 2020. Leadership meetings of Presidents across Australia are held on 3rd Wednesday of each month via Zoom meetings. Equal Pay Day 28th August 2020

Our vision is to empower women in business and enhance personal development. Dinner meetings showcase inspirational speakers, who build our members knowledge and personal development.

Future goals  2021 in conjunction with service clubs in Swan Hill, will  address the need for extra accommodation for domestic violence victims in our community.

Contact: swanhill@bpw.com.au



"We support, lobby and mentor wherever appropriate and act on issues of importance to women and girls. 

Our club endeavours to make a difference."

Helen Morschel 
BPW Swan Hill President 








Regional 

BPW Australia is keen to expand BPW across the State of Victoria.  If you are interested in establishing a BPW club in your local community, please contact Anne Daniel BPW VIC State Representative to obtain the support and new club resources that are available. Contact bpwvic@bpw.com.au



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