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10-12 August 2018

BPW Canada’s 46th Biennial National Convention in Ottawa, Canada

Regional Coordinator Dawne Williams and Finance Officer Christine Walwyn attended BPW Canada’s 46th Biennial National Convention in Ottawa, Canada at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. The opening ceremony was presided over by the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Mayor of Ottawa. Linda Davis was elected as President of BPW Canada for the term 2018-2020. Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, Immediate Past President has now become the Chairperson of a newly formed taskforce at BPW International called "Women Migrants and Global Citizenship".  In addition to the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, BPW Canada hosted an SDG Gala to highlight the 17 Sustainable Development Goals featuring a keynote address by the first female First Nations Senator of Canada, The Honorable Lillian Eva Dyck with remarks from Councillor Marianne Wilkinson and the 2017 Recipient of the BPW Canada Centennial Award, Carleton University’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership’s Executive Director Clare Beckton. 


20-22 July 2018

NFBPWC General Meeting and BPW International N. America and the Caribbean Regional Conference

NFBPWC organized the 2018 NFBPWC General Meeting and BPW International N. America and the Caribbean Regional Conference in Orlando, Florida.  Join this triennial conference for two phenomenal days of professional development, advocacy, learning, networking, and exhibitors.  Partake of a program of thought leadership and education with women from over 18 countries.  Engage in the National and International initiatives, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  A great line up of speakers will discuss the latest thinking around gender diversity and women in the economy, making this an event not to be missed by anyone.  


May 2018

Updates on North America and the Caribbean Regional Conference

A record number of people have already registered for the conference. The first set of rooms have been booked and the second allocation is going very fast. The new link for the hotel bookings at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, is This is valid until 10 June 2018 only.

Vendor Table for BPW members is US$150. Advertisement for conference magazine is also available. The fee is US$50 for Business card size, US$100 for ¼ page, US$150 for ½ page and US$200 for full page. Contact Dr. Christine A. Walwyn at


8 March 2018

BPW St. Kitts March to Stop Violence Against Women 

BPW St. Kitts organized the march to Stop Violence Against Women on International Women’s Day.  The march started from St. Georges Anglican Church, ending at Independence Square.  Many BPW St. Kitts members participated in this event.



BPW Barbados 50th Anniversary

Marked its 50th milestone in 2017.
The BPW Crisis Centre, the BPW Shelter and various outreach in the community continue.

Regional Coordinator


Thanks for the opportunity to serve as a Regional Coordinator for the triennium 2017 - 2020.  I vow to continue the journey started over 88 years ago by Dr. Lena Madesin Phillips.

Thanks to the Regional Committee, for taking this journey with me. What an absolute privilege to have such an experienced team! 

Jill Worobec - Canada
Dr. Christine Walwyn - Caribbean
Francesca Burack - USA
Angelina Gracy Sookoo - Caribbean
Linda Davis - National President Canada
Sandra Thompson - National President USA

We have adopted the Triennium theme: “Empowering Women to realize the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs.”

Dawne E. Williams
North America and the Caribbean Regional Coordinator 2017-2020

Regional Committee

Dr. Christine A. Walwyn, Secretary / Finance Officer
Ms. Francesca Burack, Regional Events Coordinator
Ms. Jill Worobec, Regional Advisor
Ms. Elizabeth Benham, USA Federation President
Ms. Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, Canadian National President
Ms Angelina Sookoo-Bobb, Young BPW Representative