New Member Orientation. 1919 > 2009 > Present. In 2009, BPW NYS voted to change its name to New York State Women, Inc. To Build Powerful Women Personally, Professionally and Politically Is a membership organization with over 600 members. The National Organization was founded in 1919
In 2009, BPW NYS voted to change its name to New York State Women, Inc.
To Build Powerful Women Personally, Professionally and Politically
Is a membership organization with over 600 members
Women’s Equality Day
August 26, 1920
the Passage of the
granting them the
right to vote
In the 1970s, Women march in Washington supporting ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which BPW/NYSW first formally endorsed on July 17, 1937.
To underscore the economic inequity women face in their jobs, BPW launched its
Red Purse Campaign
with the theme
“Better Pay for Women” in 1987.
2003 marked the 75th Anniversary of National Business Women\'s Week™. In recognition of the vital role of women in business, leaders of BPW/USA and the BPW Foundation rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003.
This was the first time in the history of the NYSE that ONLY women were on the platform to ring the bell.
Is a state-wide membership organization with
Meetings are held throughout the year
Annual Conference in late May or June
Two Board meetings in the Fall and Spring
Fall and Spring Region Meetings
Most hold monthly meetings and special events throughout the year
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To Build Powerful Women