BPW Power to Make a Difference Awards was formerly called “Beyond 2000: Helping Women Help Themselves” awards. The original mandate was to recognize BPW projects that help women to sustain themselves in the long run. Giving out money is not allowed, but other things like offer skill training, give advise, time, opportunities, etc.
The competition name was changed in 2008 at Mexico City Congress in order to more comprehensively recognized and honor BPW International’s contribution through Leadership, Advocacy and Action. The project also allows contribution to the environment to count as “Action” that would help women.
Excellent Business Leader
Myrna T. Yao, Philippines
President and CEO, Richprime Global Inc, Richprime Group of Companies
Foto: Award Ceremony Video
Excellent Professional Leader
Dr. Nantarika Chansue, Thailand
Director, Veterinary Medical Aquatic Animal Research Center, Chulalongkorn University
Foto: Facebook Nantarika Chansue
Excellent Young Leader
Angelina Sookoo-Bobb, St. Kitts
Attroney-at-Law, Senior Associate Attorney at Law office of Sylvester Anthony
Foto: on gcforlife.org
BPW New Zealand
The Financial Discipline Creation Project
2nd Place (ex aequo)
Empowering Women for Financial Sustainability - based on 4 projects:
1. Women's Expanded Coffee Production and Marketing Project (BPW Nepal)
2. Empowering Women through Income Generation (BPW Kathmandu)
3. Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women (BPW Banepa)
4. Literacy class and skill development activities to the women in District jail, Moran (BPW Biratnagar)
2nd Place (ex aequo)
Economic Empowerment of Women through Accelerated Implementation of SDGs
Career Guidance for Young Women: Girls, Go Beyond Yourself! Challenge Yourself!
BPW South Mumbai, India
Empowering women by improving health and environment
based on 2 projects
1. Narmada project – Environmental & Cultural project at the sacred river Narmada
2. WASH project – Women’s Sanitation and Hygiene
BPW Burkina Faso
Fight against female Genital Mutilation
- Through Leadership
Award to individual BPW members whose work has significant positive impact on the world, environment, her country, her society and/or her business.
- Through Advocacy
Award to Top 3 leading BPW Affiliates that successfully lobby for legislation, national policy, lobby CEO to support Women’s Empowerment Principles, or promote endeavor to improve the status of women.
- Through Action
Award to Top 5 leading BPW Affiliates which help women to help themselves during the triennium with minimum of helping at least 200 women.
- Special Recognition
Special Contribution to BPW to a BPW member who significantly contribute to BPW International.
Special Certificate of Recognition to BPW affiliates with past winning projects that are on-going and continue to submit report on their progress.