Thank you for checking out Bellevue Business and Professional Women’s organization. My name is Karen Granger. It is my pleasure to serve as president of this group, for 2013 - 2014.
Who are we? What do we do? Why would you want to engage with us? I am glad to share the answers.
Business and Professional Women (BPW) is steeped in some of the most important legislation ever enacted in our country – women’s right to vote! In fact, BPW was founded in 1919 specifically to work at all levels of society – personally, politically, and professionally – to pass the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
In August 1920, these vibrant, passionate women succeeded, when Congress voted for the 19th Amendment. Women of today are no less passionate; in fact, we are more enthusiastic than ever about moving forward with our lives while supporting the global world around us.
Bellevue BPW supports women wherever they are in their lives. Our members represent a melting pot of talent, capabilities, drive and ambitions. Along the way, they are seeking mentors, education, opportunities to innovate, to make a difference, and to find their purpose in life.
And this is our purpose, our mission. We are here to educate, inform, provide introductions, support, and celebrate successes. We do this by means of our “game-changers” lunch and learns; skills workshops; and networking opportunities.
Starting with July 2013, Bellevue BPW is taking July and August as planning months. Our regular lunch and learns return, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from September 2013 through September 2014. Our programs can be viewed in the Events page of our site.
Not a member? That’s okay. Come visit us any time. Learn for yourself why so many people are part of our organization. We think you’ll see that we are here to help each other succeed and to make all our lives better. Hope to see you soon!
All the best!
Karen J Granger
President – 2013-14
What Is BPW?
Founded in 1919, Business and Professional Women (BPW) promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. With 1,500 local chapters nationwide and members in every congressional district, BPW is the leading advocate for millions of working women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues.
We provide members with professional development programs, networking, participation in grassroots activism, opportunities to support scholarships for disadvantaged women and ways to support our community.
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