The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Calgary (“BPW Calgary”) is a supportive network of professional women from diverse industries whose focus is developing the leadership potential of women in Calgary. Through education, awareness, advocacy and mentoring, we strive to improve the economic, employment, political and social conditions for all working women.
Our monthly events, held on the second Wednesday of each month, feature guest speakers who discuss topics of local and global importance. We also offer a free, year-long mentorship program for our members and host quarterly professional development sessions exploring issues that matter most to women.
Our club is rich in history. Originally formed in 1927 by Nellie McClung, a member of the “Famous Five,” BPW Calgary became one of the six Charter Members of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women’s clubs established in 1930. Today, we are proud of our nearly 90 year history of developing the leadership potential of women in Calgary, as well as across Canada, as a member of BPW Canada, and the world, as part of an International Federation of Clubs now established in more than 88 countries. Globally, we have Consultative 1 status with the United Nations.