Coordinator's Message


Dear members,

Welcome to the North America and the Caribbean Regional website. I am proud to serve as the Coordinator of our wonderful Region, which covers Canada and the US in the Continent, and the Affiliate Clubs of Barbados, Bermuda, Grand Caiman, Haiti, Jamaica, and St. Maarten in the Caribbean. We are in the process of welcoming new members from Dominica and St Kitts and Nevis.

We are a very diverse group of women working in unison for the same goal - that of empowering women to reach their full potential in the business world, the community, and government. We are advocates for equality under the law in all aspects of our lives, seek equal pay for equal work, and strive to eliminate domestic violence.

For our members in the other regions of the world, if you ever dreamt of visiting the beautiful Caribbean with its crystalline waters and white beaches, marvelous rain forest, and some of the most friendly people, this is your chance to make it come true.

With the theme Empowerment to Lead – Raising the bar, the triennial Regional Congress will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Save the date! It will be at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino in San Juan on April 26 – 28, 2013. The Congress will have the Regional meeting of the Young BPW members, a Presidents’ Council, the Leadership Summit and several outstanding presentations.

We are looking forward to meeting with all of you at our Regional Congress.

Bessie R. Hironimus
BPW International Regional Coordinator
North America and the Caribbean Region