Discover BPW/WA

Transforming Lives, Shaping Communities: The Enduring Mission of BPW Washington State

BPW/WA is a non-profit that champions women's growth, from personal goals to political savvy. Through diverse membership, networking, and programs, we help women of all backgrounds achieve equity and leadership.

Women posing for photo at an office

BPW/WA Mission

The BPW/WA mission is to support a sisterhood among women, achieve equity in the workplace; create connections without business or industry boundaries. 

BPW/WA Vision

The BPW/WA vision is to be the leading advocate for women through leadership opportunities, legislative knowledge, and career support, and to help all women achieve equity. 

Our Purpose

  • Advocacy

    We campaign for workplace equality, promote women's health issues, and fight against sexual harassment and violence.

  • Education

    We host workshops, programs, and conferences to develop your business, professional, and leadership skills.

  • Mentoring

    We connect you with experienced women to provide guidance and support in your career.

  • Networking

    We host events and activities to build valuable connections with other professional women.

  • Skill Building

    We provide opportunities to learn new skills and gain knowledge relevant to your career path.

  • Economic Empowerment

    We offer programs and initiatives to help women achieve financial independence and success.

BPW's Heritage

A Historical Journey of BPW/USA & BPW/WA

The story of the BPW is that of a powerhouse organization shaping women's success for over a century. Since 1919, we've been shattering glass ceilings, championing equal rights, and nurturing a sisterhood that spans generations and continents. This is no ordinary story - it's a revolution fueled by grit, vision, and the unwavering belief that women belong at the top. Prepare to be inspired by the incredible journey of BPW, where history doesn't just happen, it's made by the power of women united.

Two old photos of women fighting for equality in the 40's
Mary Stewart - Creator/writer of The Collect
Mary Stewart - writer of The Collect prayer
Collect for Club Women

Our Special 'Collect,' a Symbol of Dedicated Sisterhood and Commitment to Kindness

For years, women's clubs across Canada, the United States, Britain, and beyond have incorporated a prayer into their meetings' opening or closing ceremonies. Mary Stewart penned this prayer in 1904 while serving as principal of Longmont High School in Colorado. Recognizing the significance of women collaborating for noble purposes, she crafted what became known as the 'Collect For Club Women.'


BPW/WA Foundation Educational Scholarships Available for 2024-2025

The Washington State Business and Professional Women’s Foundation offers scholarships to women of all ages who are Washington residents and BPW members. There are many different scholarships available, each with its own criteria. Some scholarships are awarded based on financial need, while others are awarded based on academic achievement or specific career goals. The application deadline for all scholarships is May 1, 2024.

Local Organizations (Clubs)


Campus Local

SouthWest Local

Eastside Local

Republic Local

Campus Local

BPW Campus is for those located from Lynnwood,  Shoreline, Montlake Terrace, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Lake City, and south through downtown Seattle.

Eastside Local

BPW Eastside is for those located in Everett, Woodinville, Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, and Renton.

Republic Local

BPW Republic is for those located in and around Republic, Chelan, Spokane, and Wenatchee.

SW Seattle Local

BPW SW Seattle is for those located in and around West Seattle, Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Auburn, Tacoma, Enumclaw, and Puyallup.