May 17-18th, 2024

103rd Annual Conference

BPW/WA Annual Meeting will be taking place in Wenatchee at the Local-Tel Event Room, adjacent to the Pybus Market. We will have wine tasting, mariachi band music, enlightening speakers, great food, beer tasting, and as always great conversation with fellow BPW members! What's not to love?

Bringing the family? There are oodles of things to do in Wenatchee and the area. Rocky Reach Dam is one of our favorite stops but there's also museums, Pybus Market, shopping, and Leavenworth just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

Directions: 3 N. Worthen St. Wenatchee, WA 98801

Event Schedule

Friday May 17th

  • 2:00 –2:30 | Registration and Welcome
  • 2:30 –3:30 | Colleen Drake: Period Poverty and Statewide Announcement video
  • 3:00 –4:00 | Rick Evans: Regional Director for Sen, Cantwell
    Challenges to Social Security and Medicare and other Federal Issues
  • 4:00 –4:30 | Mariachi Band, Dancers and Singers
  • 4:30 –5:30 OPEN TIME | Visit with friends and check out the Market
  • 5:30 –7:30 | Wine Tour! Wine Tasting with Hearty Charcuterie Boards
  • 7:30 + | Traditional Mexican Game: Fundraiser benefits Republic BPW Scholarships

Saturday May 18th

  • 8:00 - 12:00pm | 103rd BPW WA Annual Meeting
  • 12:00 | Lunch—Salads with custom dressing and all the fixin’s
  • 1:00 –2:00 | Rural Health Care Crisis: How are we working together?Panel of Speakers including: Mike Martinoli, Head of Nursing at the Republic Memorial Hospital; Jennifer Reed, CEO/CFO of RMH; Staff from Confluence Hospital
  • 2:00 –3:00 | How the Apple Industry Impacts Our State’s Economy: Rebecca Lyons, Former Head of International Marketing for the Apple Commission
  • 3:00 –3:30 | Pros and Cons of the State Capital Gains Tax: State Representative Larry Springer
  • 3:45 OPEN TIME | Visit with friends and Visit the Market

Sunday May 19th

  • 8:00 - 1:00pm | Planning with the new Board of Directors for 2024-2025

Upcoming Meetings

Aerial view of Seattle Washington

Campus

Monthly Meeting

Campus BPW offers great programs for learning and enriching the lives of our members and community.  Our members represent diverse backgrounds and life lessons who want to share and mentor others. Our programs are arranged a year in advance so you can pick what you are interested in.  We support the Elizabeth Gregory Home, a day shelter and some transitional housing in the University District, that gives women a safe place with resources and basic needs. 

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Eastside

Monthly Meeting

Eastside's major goal is to provide speakers and programs to enrich, educate, entertain, and support members personally, professionally and politically. Our in-person gatherings promote closer friendships, more direct networking opportunities, and FUN! Community service is often key to enriching life; we currently support the nonprofit Helen’s Place in Kirkland that strives to feed, clothe, and find permanent housing for homeless Eastside women. Eastside also supports the Joyce Kelly Scholarship. Won’t you join us to meet some amazingly awesome women?

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Republic

Monthly Meeting

Republic BPW is a proud part of the Ferry County Community and of BPW Washington. We are a network of service minded people who believe that great things happen when dedicated minds come together. We are community and business leaders representing different professions, experiences, and perspectives with a shared desire to positively affect our community. Join us in our mission to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through mentoring, advocacy, and education.

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SW Seattle

Monthly Meeting

SW Seattle's program meetings bring speakers from our local communities to share their knowledge. We strive to support women in our community.  Our main focus is to fund our scholarships for women and female high school graduates annually.  We support the H Eileen Henry Scholarship offered through the BPW WA Foundation and the SW Seattle and Gerry Sorensen Scholarships which are offered through the Des Moines Dollars For Scholars Program. SW Seattle also supports Hospitality House, a local shelter for women in the Burien area. We invite you to join us at our monthly meetings.

Upcoming Programs

Woman of the year award candidates and winner

Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year is usually presented as a local program during BPW’s Business Woman’s Week and usually in the month of October.

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National Business Women’s Week

The National Business Women’s Week is a salute to the achievements of all working women. It is celebrated during the last full week in October every year.

Women posing with a Today is Equal Pay Day sign

Equal Pay Day

The symbolic day was first observed in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity, a coalition of women’s and civil rights organizations, labor unions, professional associations...

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YWCA Luncheons

Past guest speakers include Misty Copeland, Anita Hill, and Stacy Abrams. We always look forward to these educational and inspiring luncheons.

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Considering Joining BPW?

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