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.
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 South Sound meets monthly on the second Wednesday of every month (except July and August). We meet at IHOP at 7445 S. Hosmer, Tacoma WA 98408. Our meetings begin at 6:30pm and last until 8:30pm.
Our next networking meeting is Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Our speaker will be Sharon Chambers-Gordon.
Sharon Chambers-Gordon is the Founder & CEO of Raising Girls, a nonprofit organization that provides personal hygiene products for girls in our community.
Sharon has worked and volunteered for over 30 years in nonprofit organizations as a community advocate for students and parents, developing outreach and vocational programs and she’s been an active participant in each community she called home.
She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors with Hilltop Artists. She’s a Palmer Scholars Mentor, member of the American Leadership (ALF) Forum, volunteer with Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Member of Tacoma Rotary 8 Club, member of South Sound 100 Women, and member of the Women's Council of Realtors (WCR).
Sharon served on the Greater Metro Park Foundation Board of Directors for almost 9 years. In 2015 she was nominated and selected as Girl Scouts of Western Washington Woman of Distinction.
Sharon works fulltime as a real estate broker with Windermere Professional Partners and she is also a trained Washington State Housing Finance Commission Homebuyer Education Instructor.
She is a member of the Professional Women of Color Network in the Pacific Northwest, an organization of African American professional women rooted in friendship and service, and she is a member of the National Association of Professional Women.
Sharon loves the outdoors and enjoys working in her garden, teaching cooking classes, and tackling interior decorating projects. She’s an avid photographer and has a passion for travel, exploring parks, great cuisine, and the arts.
Save the date for our March networking meeting - March 11, 2020. Our guest speaker will be announced soon.