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29 October – 1 November 2018

BPW International Asia-Pacific Regional Conference (APRC 2018)

Over 500 business & professional women from 40 countries attended BPW International APRC 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Three Princesses of Thailand presided over this 3-day conference. The conference featured over 30 speakers in the program: 

  • Panel I: “Women Accelerating Advancement toward Sustainable
    Development Goals In Asia and the Pacific”
  • Panel II: “The Keys to Open New doors for Business and Employment
    Opportunities for Women”
  • Panel III: “Green Growth Strategies for Better Business & Better World”
  • Panel IV: “Financial Inclusion for Gender Equality and Poverty Alleviation” 
APRC 2018 also featured Leaders’ Summit Session with Panel on “Opportunities to Realize SDGs through BPW Activities and International Partners” and a brain Storming Session: “Advancing BPW towards Sustainable Development Goals +1”

September 2018

BPW Philippines formed 2 new Clubs in Philippines

Congratulations to two new clubs in Philippines, BPW Rizal and BPW Dipolog.  The President of BPW Rizal is Myrna T. Yao (left).  The President of BPW Dipolog is Evelyn Uy (right).


31 August 2018

Registration Progress: Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2018

Since registration was opened on 5 April 2018,  over 300 BPW members from 24 countries have already registered.  The early bird discount of 100 Euro applied for the first 200 foreign registrants. Currently 166 foreign BPW members already take advantage of this offer.  Beside attending APRC 2018, BPW members can enjoy Thai food, Thai massage, Thai Silk and find out why Bangkok is #1 tourist destination of the world! 

Registraion will close on 30 September 2018.
For more information and on-line registration, click here ..>>


18 July 2018

BPW Thailand Award Ceremonies and 2nd Phase of Financial Inclusion MOU Signing Ceremony. 

BPW Thailand organized Outstanding Awards to Business and Professional Women, Outstanding Women in Green Growth and Women Lead Businesses in Financial Inclusion received recognition Awards.  The 2 individuals that were great supporters of Financial Inclusion Training were Dr. Chonchanok Viravan and Ms. Piyaporn Krongjan, SET.


5-8 May 2018

BPW Bahrain’s 2nd Business and Professional Women Forum 2018 

Sheikha Hind bint Salman Al Khalifa, President of BPW Bahrain welcomed delegates from 17 countries to attend the 2nd Business and Professional Women Forum during 5-8 May 2018. The forum discussed FinTech, the Sustainability & Start-ups future and Women in Leadership. Dr. Amany Asfour was congratulated as the first Arab President of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women.  Maryam M. Al-Rumaithi, was also congratulated as the President of the new BPW Abu Dhabi, UAE.


April 2018

Newly elected Executives of BPW New Zealand 

Congratulation to the new BPW New Zealand Executive Board for 2018!
President:- Hellen Swales; 1st VP Issues - Janet Gibb; 2nd VP Membership - Sally Smith; Executive Secretary - Christine Berridge; Treasurer - Kim Hayman; Young BPW - Siobhan Dilly; IT Administrator - Carmen Nelson’; and Immediate Past President - Vicky Mee


April 2018

Welcome BPW Damansara, the newest in Asia-Pacific

BPW Damansara, Malaysia is the youngest club & the first affiliate club in this triennium. Sharing here our 2018 Calendar of Events.

The events are divided into :

  1. Members' Personal Development Programs
  2. Women’s Issues Advocacy & Awareness Talk
  3. Social Networking Sessions
  4. Fund Raising Dinner Event
  5. Community Contribution
    - She Earned It Program
  6. International BPW Conferences
    - BPW Leadership Summit-UN CSW62 Conference, New York
    - YBPW Europe Summit, Vienna
    - Asia Pacific BPW Conference, Bangkok

23-25 March 2018

BPW Nepal Women Enterprise & Leadership Development Training

BPW Nepal and Business Service Center (BSC) has organized 3 days "Women Enterprise and Leadership Development Training" for women tea growers of Tinjure Tea Cooperative, Ilam.  The training program was held in coordination with Tinjure Tea Cooperative. During the training, Ms. Chularat Israngkool Na Ayutthaya, ASEAN Sub-Regional Coordinator and Ms. Wiphada Lehmann, expert/proprietor of CAMELIA Tea House, Switzerland shared their experiences of  the international market scenario of organic tea and technique of market promotion. The training program was supported by the Australian Embassy to Nepal/DAP project. 

Regional Coordinator


Welcome to Asia-Pacific Regional web page

I am honor as BPW International Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator. As of  May 2018, we have BPW affiliates in 25 countries of Asia-Pacific.  Our region is divided into 5 sub-regions: ASEAN, East Asia, Oceanic, South Asia and West Asia.  We are the 2nd largest region in BPW International.  This year we will have our Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on 30 October – 1 November 2018 in Bangkok.  I hope to see every one there.

Narudee Kiengsiri

Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator 2017-2020


Sub-Regional Coordinators:

Sub-Regional Coordinators:

ASEAN: Chularat Israngkool Na Ayutthaya (Thailand)
East Asia: Catherina Park (Korea)
Oceania: Carolyn Savage (New Zealand)
South Asia: Nasreen Mahdi (Pakistan)
West Asia: H. E. Shiekha Dr. Hissah Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah (Kuwait)