Welcome to BPW/PA

BPW/PA is a statewide organization of 1600+ members in 75 local organizations and 12 districts throughout the state.  BPW/PA is a leading advocate for working women in our state.  We work on all issues that touch women's lives and careers.

  • Organized in 1919, the Pennsylvania Federation (BPW/PA) is one of the Charter Members of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.
  • Our organization was one of the first women's organizations to formally endorse the Equal Rights Amendment in 1937, and we have led the drive for ratification ever since.
  • Since its inception, the Pennsylvania Federation has initiated programs such as:  Luncheon Honoring Women in Government, National Business Women's Week Projects, Workshops for Women, Youth Conferences, Leadership Training and Mentoring.
  • BPW/PA has endorsed many financial projects including:  purchase of cancer research equipment, victims flood relief, scholarships, interest free loans to members and MATHCOUNTS.

Why Join BPW? 

  • Impact                  
  • Networking
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Information
  • Leadership
  • Visibility
  • Helping Others
  • Member Discounts
  • Friendships

For membership information, please contact Denise Clawson, Membership Chair, at 724-422-5227 (cell)

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  • February 16, 2016 12:45 PM | Ginny Shultz (Administrator)

    What is it?  Why does it exist?

    WPEA stands for Women’s Professional Empowerment Alliance, a conference which has been held annually beginning in 2009.  BPW/Michigan will be hosting in Detroit in 2016.


               July 21-24, 2016



                Wyndham Garden Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus, Michigan 

                Phone: 1-800-996-3426 or (734) 728-2800                           

                Doubles and queens $89.99 +14% tax = $102.59

                Kings and handicapped $85.99 +14% tax =$98.03


    Reservation Code:  07216976MI      Reservation deadline:  June 20, 2016

    Other details on registration fees, programming, tours and other logistics are being worked on at this time with information forthcoming.

    If you have any suggestions, ideas, or questions please direct them to:

    WPEA 2016 Committee co-chairs:

    Jean Porter - (313) 885-8338 or at jporter@cmpassociates.com

    Linda Stright - Linda Stright (work phone (269) 925-2161 x340, home phone  (269) 983-0655 or at lstright@QTM.net


    Communications Committee Chair:

    BPW/Michigan secretary Susan E. Oser - asue78@aol.com


    We look forward to seeing you in Detroit and encourage you to invite your locals and other ladies who you feel should attend this great meeting.

    BPW/Michigan welcomes you with open arms!


Emily Holgash, BPW/PA President



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