About Us


BPW was founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1930. The founding member countries are Austria, Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy and the United States of America.

BPW has had Consultative Status with the United Nations through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1947. At present there are a total of twenty-one members serving as representatives of IFBPW at the United Nations and its subsidiary organs, specialized agencies and related organizations.  Today, BPW continues its representation at UN Headquarters in New York, Vienna, Geneva; UN regional offices (UNECA, UNECE, UNESCAP, UNESCWA, UNECLAC); UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO, WHO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, FAO, UN DPI; Council of Europe. BPW International, it has 100 branches and over 500 000 members worldwide.


BPW is an organisation which develops the professional, leadership and business potential of mid to senior business men and women.


The BPW South Africa services are targeted towards mid to senior business men and women  seeking to develop their skills and knowledge on their way up the corporate ladder.