The Business and Professional Women Alberta (BPW Alberta) is a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-partisan organization that promotes the interests of working women in the Province of Alberta. It is part of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada) which was founded in 1930 with a vision to achieve just and equal status of women at all levels of society where decisions are taken in true partnership with men based on mutual respect for a more balanced and peaceful world.
BPW Alberta is an incorporated and registered society with clubs in Calgary and Edmonton. Members come from diverse occupations and industries with a broad range of work and educational experiences. We are also part of an International Federation of Business and Professional Women dedicated to improving the lives of women globally. Our local clubs in Calgary and Edmonton have regular monthly meetings with guest speakers who inspire and motivate us to fulfill our mandate and our passions.
BPW Alberta’s Mission is to develop the business, professional and leadership potential of women in Alberta at all levels through advocacy, education, mentoring, networking, skill-building, and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world. Our focus on business leadership skills allows us to learn from women in positions of influence and power to learn about current practices and challenges in many areas of Alberta businesses and the professions so that more women can be empowered to occupy decision making roles.
Our priority areas are focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). To advance our work, we have joined the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation and continue to collaborate with the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
Both of our local clubs have active Advocacy or Resolutions Committees that assist BPW Alberta in formulating future policies and lobbying on important issues affecting women and their families.
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