Business & Professional Women UK
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- with the confidence and connections to make a difference!

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Why are we here?

Business and Professional Women UK - generally known simply as BPWUK - is a women's organisation that encourages women to make a real difference in their community and beyond and to realise their full potential in the workplace and outside.

We do so through building strong networks that help professional and businesswomen develop themselves and their careers, that are connected at the highest levels of UK and international policy-making.

Founded in 1938 BPW UK has a strong record of advocacy in employment, finance, education, health, and human and legal rights and was a very active campaigner and lobbyist for the Equal Pay Act of 1970 and the Sex Discrimination Act of 1975. Today we continue to work towards equal pay, women's economic sustainability and and encouraging more women on boards.

We're also here to have fun, of course!

Read more about what we do...

Our aims

Uniting and networking business and professional women locally, nationally and globally

Helping women and girls attain their full potential and
develop women's economic sustainability

Advocating for gender equality and for women's and human rights

Building local, national and global networking and collaboration

So why should you be here?

As well as real fellowship, friendship, networking and support, we give UK professional women the chance to make a real difference to womens' lives across the globe through lobbying and advocacy, via BPW International’s consultative status with UN agencies, the European Women’s Lobby , the Council of Europe and many other local, national and international bodies.

As importantly, you'll access decades of experience and advice and a wealth of new and exciting business contacts worldwide. Whether your thing's the corporate world, the public sector, entrepreneurship or something else we'll help you make your career far more than just your job.