Western Australia

In Western Australia we have a number of BPW Clubs located in both the city and rural area. All of our clubs provide members with strong support, mentoring, networking and lively meetings with great guest speakers.  

If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest,clubs will welcome your enquiry which you can make directly to the contact person listed. If there is no club nearby and you would like to consider setting up one in your locality, please contact our BPW WA President, Carol Hanlon who can be reached at bpwwa@bpw.com.au to find out how easy this is to do with our support.

Take the next step and come and join us!

 State President Carol Hanlon 
 Treasurer Shirley Lancaster  
 Secretary Jasmyn Mumme  
 Policy Officer Sandra Cook  
 Friends Ambassador Maria Wesley  
 Immediate Past President Kate Waters 

   Click below to link to a club page:-       

    BPW Belmont    BPW Harvey     BPW Joondalup   BPW Perth

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BPW WA News Update

  • 03 Feb 2020 8:20 PM | Jasmyn Mumme (Administrator)

    Download 18th Feb 9am at Mercure Hotel Perth Flyer with full details.

    Download 18th Feb 12noon at Eden Grove Harvey Flyer with full details

  • 03 Feb 2020 8:16 PM | Jasmyn Mumme (Administrator)

    Last opportunity to Nominate an amazing woman for her achievements.

  • 03 Feb 2020 8:13 PM | Jasmyn Mumme (Administrator)

    Bookings are now open with varied accommodation options reserved for BPW members.  Check out the website then email West Beach referencing BPW.

  • 25 Apr 2016 2:18 PM | Kate Waters (Administrator)

    Hear Moira speak about her amazing life, adventures and the many ‘ups and downs’ of her extraordinary calling to help children, families and communities in need is simply awe inspiring, mesmerizing and totally unforgettable!

    You will be glued to your seat, at times in fits of laughter, other times in tears, however always inspired by the unbelievable ‘feats’ and ‘miracles’ that can be achieved by the power of a human spirit on fire and the determination of a Mother Lion that refuses to take ‘NO’ for an answer. For some, just like the many children and families. Moira has helped, it may even be a life-changing experience!

    In a world crying out for meaning and inspiration,
    Moira’s raw passion and soul stirring mission is riveting

    Book now
  • 19 Apr 2016 3:49 PM | Jasmyn Mumme (Administrator)

    WA President Kate Waters with Perth members, Glenda James, Jasmyn Mumme and Maria Wesley plus BPW Belmont members Jeya Ramanathan and Carol Hanlon at the International meeting for our BPW region covering the Middle East to the South Pacific.  BPW Australia members were involved at all levels with Jasmyn and Carol both presenting during panel sessions.  BPW NZ members showcased proudly their achievements for women's equality, their food and wines and cultural diversity.  

  • 21 Feb 2016 5:11 PM | Jasmyn Mumme (Administrator)

    Hi WA Members

    As State President I will be attending my first Face-to-Face Board Meeting for BPW Australia this week in Darwin.  

    It will be a great chance to meet the other Board members and State Representatives and I've never been to Darwin so staying a bit longer to catch some sights and speak with some local Darwin members.  

    They have great corporate connections so looking to find out more about their sponsors' expectations.

    Kate Waters - WA State President

  • 03 Jan 2016 11:25 PM | Kate Waters (Administrator)

    On behalf of the WA Division Council we would like to wish all our members a happy and prosperous 2016, and hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas time with family and friends.

  • 05 Dec 2015 5:15 PM | Kate Waters (Administrator)
    On Saturday some members gathered to learn how to navigate through the new BPW Australia website. Learning to update Club pages, add photos of events and generally utilise the website. We practised uploading photos and content on duplicate pages before those who were more advanced updated live pages. Thank you Jasmyn Mumme for her patience and  knowledge in helping us learn this new skill and gain confidence in using this wonderful new Club tool.
  • 23 Oct 2015 7:38 PM | Jasmyn Mumme (Administrator)

    Sheryll Fisher from Outback Initiatives winner of Business & Professional Women of Western Australia & BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Training & Mentoring Program ‘Business Woman of the Year Award’
    in 22nd Belmont Small Business Awards

    Sheryll Fisher from Outback Initiatives was one of many Western Australian small businesses awarded in the 22nd Belmont Small Business Awards on the 22nd of October 2015. The winners were showcased at the ‘Night of Stars Event’ in the ballroom of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    The awards provide a fantastic opportunity for small and growing enterprises from Belmont and across Western Australia to be recognised for their achievements.

    Sheryll Fisher from Outback Initiatives was one of many Western Australian small businesses awarded in the 22nd Belmont Small Business Awards on the 22nd of October 2015. The winners were showcased at the ‘Night of Stars Event’ in the ballroom of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    The awards provide a fantastic opportunity for small and growing enterprises from Belmont and across Western Australia to be recognised for their achievements.

    To start proceedings, a Welcome to Country was given by Ingrid Cumming from Kart Koort Wiern. Chair of the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre, Jules Lewin gave the official welcome, and then WA State Manager, Dianne May, from the Department of Industry delivered a message on behalf of The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer, Minister of Small Business, Assistant Treasurer. The Mayor of the City of Belmont, Cr Phil Marks also gave an update on business in Belmont. MC’s for the evening were Past Chair of Belmont BEC Tim Hammond and TCF WA Vice Chair Jasmyn Mumme. Attendees on the night enjoyed a WA Designer Showcase which was supported by Silverstar Designs (designer Margaret Sylvester), Ava (designer Petra Vanessie and Holly Barker Millinery), Breathless (designer Helen Rimpas), and Arcaro Couture (designer Angelina Arcaro). Thank you to all models and Danique De Kat from the Metro Modelling and Dance Academy in Cockburn.

    Winner of the ‘Business Woman of the Year Award’ was Sheryll Fisher from Outback Initiatives. Outback Initiatives is a Human Resource Development consultancy which delivers unique outdoor-based organisational change, leadership and team development programs. Sheryll Fisher joined Outback Initiatives in 2006, and through her sheer determination and resilience has helped guide staff at Outback Initiatives through economic slowdowns and has helped the team and the business to thrive. Sheryll has helped grow the business through successful networking, social media and partnerships. The Outback Initiative programs revolve around outdoor based activities between 3 and 23 days that usually take place in rural and remote areas of Australia.

    Kate Waters, President of BPW WA said, “BPW Western Australia is part of a global network of Business & Professional Women that makes real differences in women's lives by creating awareness, leading discussion and driving change.  Their focus is on issues that affect women and work including equal access to education and training and they recognise business excellence.  Members give their time and passion to support various campaigns and run projects that are good for women and the world.  BPW WA proudly supports the BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Training & Mentoring Project which is a specialist business improvement program that provides ONLINE support to women owner/managers in small businesses across Australia and beyond. Congratulations Sheryll!”

BPW WA is part of the BPW International network

Women's Studies Award

BPW WA State President is invited each year to the Murdoch University Graduation ceremony to present an Award to the top achiever in the Women's Studies discipline.  This initiative was started by BPW Melville and when that club folded, was taken over by WA Division. This year, the Award went to Maxmilian a male student who had excelled in Women's Studies.

Women's Hall of Fame

BPW WA has two representatives on the WA Hall of Fame Collaboration committee, which was formed to commemorate IWD centenary but has continued as custodian of the Hall of Fame. Jasmyn Mumme has chaired the Selection Committee.  In 2014, when the focus was on women's groups that had contributed value to women's interests, BPW WA was inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Sandra Cook went forward to receive this honour on behalf of BP W WA from the WA Governor. 

International Women's Day in WA

Combining IWD on 8th March with the BPW International Candlelighting Ceremony, BPW clubs join for a combined event, hosted by BPW Belmont.   Sponsorship is sourced to ensure that this special worldwide day recognising women's achievements is shared by women from all walks of life, including those financially challenged. This event is  a celebration of women.

Equal Pay Day

BPW WA clubs come together each year when the wage gap is announced, usually September. 

A major public event is held with high-profile speakers. This is an opportunity for members to be updated and to network with representatives from other women's groups, government and academic bodies also concerned with the wage inequity.

Business Woman of the Year

Since 2004, BPW WA has sponsored the Business Woman category in the annual Belmont Business Enterprise Small Business Awards. Nominations are open to all women owning businesses in WA. We encourage our members to nominate in this and any one of the other 22 categories.  The 2015 Winner Sheryll Fisher (Outback Initiatives)

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