BPW Power to Make a Difference Awards


BPW Power to Make a Difference Awards

BPW Power to Make a Difference Awards was formerly called “Beyond 2000: Helping Women Help Themselves” awards. The original mandate was to recognize BPW projects that help women to sustain themselves in the long run. Giving out money is not allowed, but other things like offer skill training, give advise, time, opportunities, etc.

The competition name was changed in 2008 at Mexico City Congress in order to more comprehensively recognized and honor BPW International’s contribution through Leadership, Advocacy and Action. The project also allows contribution to the environment to count as “Action” that would help women.

Power to Make a Difference through Leadership

  • Excellent Business Leaders
  • Excellent Professional Leaders
  • Excellent Young Leaders

Award to individual BPW members whose work has significant positive impact on the world, environment, her country, her society and/or her business.

Power to Make a Difference through Advocacy 

  • Excellent Advocacy for Women

Award to Top 3 leading BPW Affiliates that successfully lobby for legislation, national policy, lobby CEO to support Women’s Empowerment Principles, or promote endeavor to improve the status of women.

Power to Make a Difference through Action

  • Excellent Projects

Award to Top 5 leading BPW Affiliates which help women to help themselves during the triennium with minimum of helping at least 200 women. 

Special Recognition 

  • Special Contribution to BPW to a BPW member who significantly contribute to BPW International.
  • Special Certificate of Recognition to BPW affiliates with past winning projects that are on-going and continue to submit report on their progress.

BPW Power to Make a Difference Awards Winners 2017-2019

Excellent Business Leaders Awards
  • Myrna T. Yao (Philippines)
    President and CEO, Richprime Global Inc, Richprime Group of Companies
Excellent Professional Leaders Awards
  • Dr. Nantarika Chansue (Thailand)
    Director, Veterinary Medical Aquatic Animal Research Center, Chulalongkorn University.
Excellent Young Leaders Awards
  • Angelina Sookoo-Bobb (St. Kitt)
    Attroney-at-Law, Senior Associate Atroney at Law office of Sylvester Anthony
Excellent Advocacy for Women Awards
  • 1st Place: BPW New Zealand

  • 2nd Place: BPW Japan

  • 3rd Place: BPW Egypt

Excellent Projects Awards
  • 1st Place: BPW Thailand,
    "The Financial Discipline Creation Project"

  • 2nd Place: BPW Nepal,
    "Empowering Women for Financial Sustainability" based on 4 projects

    1. Women's Expanded Coffee Production and Marketing Project (BPW Nepal)
    2. Empowering Women through Income Generation (BPW Kathmandu)
    3. Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women (BPW Banepa)
    4. Literacy class and skill development activities to the women in District jail, Moran (BPW Biratnagar)

  • 2rd Place: BPW Pakistan,
    “Economic Empowerment of Women through Accelerated Implementation of SDGs”

  • 3rd Place: BPW Korea,
    “Career Guidance for Young Women: Girls, Go Beyond Yourself! Challenge Yourself!”

  • 4th Place: BPW South Mumbia, India
    “Empowering women by improving health and environment”
    based on 2 projects

    1. Narmada project – Environmental & Cultural project at the sacred river Narmada
    2. WASH project – Women’s Sanitation and Hygiene

  • 5th Place: BPW Burkina Faso,
    “Fight against female Genital Mutilation”.

Beyond 2000: Helping Women Help Themselves
  • 1996-1998 winners
  • 1999-2001 winners
  • 2002-2004 winners

BPW Power to Make a Difference
  • 2005-2007 winners
  • 2008-2010 winners
  • 2011-2013 winners
  • 2014-2016 winners