Helping Women Locally
and All Over the World
From 1917, our club has been dedicated to helping women. “The Niagara Falls Business & Professional Women’s Club” was founded on July 17, 1917. A group of business women gathered to form the Niagara Falls Council of Women and met regularly at the local YWCA. The club is part of the National Foundation which covers all fifty states (the US Federation). The local organization was comprised of members from all categories of business & the professions, such as Accounting, Banking, Education, Civil Service, Law, Medicine, Industry, Real Estate, Insurance, News Media, Sales, Food Services, Office Management, Music, Nursing, Library Services, Arts and Self-Employed in numerous fields of business.
Each year, the club awards a scholarship to an eligible student who plans to further her education, and a scholarship to a mature person returning into the business world.
The Young Career Woman’s Programme is BPW’s way of honouring successful young career women while introducing them to the ideals & standards of the National Foundation. The BPW members share ideas, experience & expertise through social interaction & planned programmes. During National Business Women’s Week which is held the third week of October, the local organization sponsors a programme honouring women who have made outstanding contributions in the community. The women personify a high level of achievement in their individual careers & dedication to community involvement.
The Niagara Falls club has received many awards for originating seminars on Career Counseling, Self-Improvement, Education, High Achievement in Membership, Programmes & National Business Week Projects.
BPW is international in scope, having the largest number of members all over the world. The local club is included in District VIII, which covers Western New York with 22 clubs. The meetings are held monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month with dinner at Mick and Angelo’s starting at 5:30 p.m. ET .… a helping hand is extended to all working women everywhere.” — Quoted from BPW Niagara Falls Club Archives.
Why I Am a BPW Member:
A portion of all memberships goes to BPW Ontario, BPW Canada and BPW International
BPW Niagara Falls meetings are always Fun and Informative. I learned so much from the presentation on recognizing the differences between our gender’s heart attacks and that of men, and what to do during the hands on practices, to the beat of the BEE GEEs “Staying Alive”. — Niagara Falls member since 2015
BPW supports and assists women to be all they can be, improving women’s lives worldwide. The friendships I have made over the years keep me in BPW. — Kingston member since 1983
BPW has definitely helped me grow as a person and a business woman. I feel much more comfortable talking to groups and I have learned numerous business skills. My life is definitely richer in many ways. — Barrie member since 2004
I belong to several business networking groups, however I particularly enjoy BPW as the members are diverse, approachable and supportive with a common shared interest in women’s issues. — London member since 2012
BPW is a true sisterhood of women who are always there for one another. With each and every one their community involvement is exemplary as is their dedication to the plight of less fortunate women everywhere. — Brampton member since 2002
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