What is BPW all about?

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.  South Puget Sound BPW is a local organization under the state federation, Business and Professional Women of Washington State or BPW/WA.

BPW Foundation Initiatives

The focus of South Puget Sound Business and Professional Women is empowering women personally, professionally and politically.


About The BPW Foundation:

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW Foundation) was the first foundation dedicated to conducting research and providing information solely about working women. Since then, we have partnered with employers to create successful workplaces that embrace and practice diversity, equity and work-life balance convening employers, working women and policymakers to promote systemic workplace change.

Areas of research include women and non traditional jobs, Gen Y women and women’s use and access to the internet. In 2007 BPW Foundation conducted the first research on women veteran’s transition to civilian careers and in 2010, hosted a National Summit, Joining Forces for Women Veterans to identify the challenges women veterans face. Through information gathered at the summit, the need for mentors was identified and in 2012 BPW Foundation launched Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus a program recognized by the White House Joining Forces Military Family initiative. The mentoring program is built on our legacy of working women helping women work.

BPW Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) research and education organization. The work of BPW Foundation supports workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses.


To partner to create successful workplaces for women, their families and employers.


To empower working women to achieve their full potential and partners with employers to build successful workplaces through education, research, knowledge and policy.


The legacy of Business and Professional Women began in 1919. While the organization has transformed over time, the legacy and vision of Working Women Helping Women Work remains intact.


BPW Foundation supporters, Legacy Partners and grassroots activists are committed to our mission. Join us by engaging in our activities and programs. Use our grassroots tools to impact your community. Sign up to become engaged and take an active role.

You can also show your support for women veterans and military spouses by becoming a mentor through our Joining Forces Mentoring Plus™ effort.

BPW Foundation is transforming today’s workplace. Your participation is essential to provide information and resolution to the problems facing the workplace and workforce.