1930 – 2018 – 2030: Future of BPW?


How to support a wise, effective and sustainable evolution of gender equality in professional life and society?    

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1.     Nature of BPW goal

1.1.     Change of behaviours

1.2.     Gender behaviours or knowing female and male patterns and its origins

1.3.     Key qualities for not manipulated but authentic behavioural changes

1.3.1.      Motivation

1.3.2.      True self-confidence

1.3.3.      Authenticity

1.4.     Learning


2.     Organization as tool to reach BPW goal

2.1.     General aspects

2.1.1.      Is an NGO still an appropriated tool?

2.1.2.      Why only women?

2.1.3.      Democratic culture?

2.1.4.      Why international?

2.1.5.      Voluntary work?

2.1.6.      Women from all professions?

2.1.7.      Why is BPW not a Service Club?

2.1.8.      Leadership differences in salaried work or voluntary/democratic work environment

2.1.9.      Languages

2.2.     Specific aspects

2.2.1.      Vertical structure of BPW (Clubs, Federations, Regions, International)

2.2.2.      Constitution, guidelines, handbooks, manuals

2.2.3.      International Congress

2.2.4.      President’s Office and reliable administration

2.2.5.      International Committees, Taskforces, Projects

2.2.6.      Leaders’ Summits

2.2.7.      Cooperate identity (One name – one logo)

2.3.     Tools

2.3.1.      Special projects

2.3.2.      Project “Future of BPW”

2.3.3.      Special tools to empower BPW and women


3.     Cooperation, Partnerships

3.1.     Other women’s organizations

3.2.     Political organizations like UN, EU, AU etc.

3.3.     Governments

3.4.     Men’s organizations

3.5.     Private Women’s organization

3.6.     Institutions which work on equal opportunity


4.     Members

4.1.     Membership statistics

4.2.     Why is BPW not the place for every woman?

4.3.     Profile of members

4.4.     Attracting new members

4.5.     Young BPW and the generation gap

4.6.     Generation 50+

4.7.     Attending activities on all levels

4.8.     Membership campaigns which work

4.9.     Founding and supporting new Affiliated Club of BPW International

4.10.  Twinning between Clubs

4.11.  Virtual Clubs?

4.12.  Services for members

4.13.  Languages


5.     Leaders, Leadership

5.1.     Profile of a good leader

5.2.     Support for BPW leaders

5.3.     Succession planning

5.4.     Leadership differences in salaried work or voluntary/democratic work environment


6.     Finances, Dues, Sponsoring

6.1.     Adequate membership dues

6.2.     Value of voluntary work offered by BPW leaders and members

6.3.     President’s Office and investment in optimal administration

6.4.     Friends and Fellows

6.5.     Advantages and disadvantages of a BPW Foundations

6.6.     Professional Sponsoring


7.     Communication, Digital Age

7.1.     Website

7.2.     Social media

7.3.     E-mail addresses and e-mail etiquette

7.4.     E-News

7.5.     Online meetings, virtual topic “clubs”

7.6.     Online conferences

7.7.     Webinars

7.8.     Online Competence Centre

7.9.     Importance of “One name – one logo”

7.10.  Languages, translations


8.     BPW treasurers

8.1.     Outstanding “learning by doing” platform which catalyses emotional learning

8.1.1.      Worldwide network for personal contacts

8.1.2.      Immense variety of professions, ages, cultures, political views, languages

8.1.3.      Rich environment local-national-international, long term relationships

8.1.4.      Multiple tasks: Officer, project leader, event organizer, following budgets, contacting media

8.1.5.      Friendly atmosphere

8.1.6.      Most efficient learning methods

8.2.     Network around the globe

8.3.     Access to UN conferences and UN projects

8.4.     Support of personal activities

8.4.1.      “Member Projects”

8.4.2.      “BusinessNet”