BPW International

Making a Difference Through Leadership and Action.

Introduction to the opening ceremony

Liz Behnam, BPW International President, opens the Congress

BPW Finland President: Leena Roivas

BPW International, Executive Board, 2008-2011

They all were once BPW International President !

Video message from Tarja Halonen, President of Finland

Video message from Michelle Bachelet, UN Women

Finish dance

Opening ceremony : 625 BPW participants and friends

2 young Women Finnish Folk musicians

2 Young BPW’s carrying the BPW Finland Flag and the BPW International Flag

Leading Empowerment

The Women's Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact.

Leading Equality

Empowering women in the workplace includes ensuring that there is equal pay for work of equal value.  Women - regardless of which country they are living in - don´t get the same wages as men. Equal Pay Day marks the period of extra days in the current year that women need to work in order to achieve the same wages that their male counterparts earned during the previous financial year. More...

Leading Entrepreneurship

BPW International supports the Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors as a means to empowering women in business, particularly in the marketplace.  As an inaugural member of the Steering Committee for the Women Vendor Exhibition & Forum, BPW International works with the International Trade Centre to match vendors with buyers.