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30 March 2021

Newly elected Regional Coordinator Latin-America

Diana Barragan was re-elected as Latin-America Regional coordinator 2021-2024 during Virtual XXX General Assembly on 30 March 2021. Congratulations!




Diana Barragan was selected as candidate for Latin-America Regional coordinator 2020-2023 at Latin-America Regional Conference in Quito, Ecuador on 15 Sept 2019.


JULY 2019

BPW Panama City's 50th Anniversary Celebration 

BPW Panama celebrated its 50th Anniversary / 1969 - 2019 on 6 July 2019 at Continental Hotel.

The Club was founded in 1969 by outstanding Panamanian professionals. It is a non‐profit organization whose main objectives are, among others, to promote high quality in the services of professional and business women, contribute to the overcoming of women of limited economic resources, as well as work in favor of better opportunities and conditions for women in general. In its mission to work for the development and integral improvement of women, it maintains a "Program of Scholarships for University Students" of low economic resources that reach high academic indexes. Through it, he has contributed to the development and training of more than 100 young women who today work as professionals in our country. For more than 10 years, she actively collaborated in helping women in the grassroots through training for women entrepreneurs started in 1992. Although that program has ceased, it left a legacy to more than 5000 Panama City and neighboring areas. In addition, it has developed other personal growth activities for its members, as well as community development.


JUNE 2019

Latin America Regional Conference on 13-15 September 2019

Registration is open at

Early Bird Registration ends 30 June 2019



JUNE 2019

Latin American Regional Coordinator visited Lima to meet, mentor and motivate, future members of the club that is being created in the capital of Peru. She was accompanied by member of BPW Tacna, Peru, Ruby Rospignoli.



MAY 2019

BPW Ecuador’s Celebrate Mother’s Day

Members of BPW Ambato, Ecuador celebrated Mother’s Day on 12 May 2019.



APRIL 2019

BPW Argentina’s National Conference

BPW ARGENTINA held its National Conference on April 2019.  Latina America Regional Coordinator was invited.  The Conference was a success.




BPW Argentina’s Activities

In the province of Mendoza the President Olga visited the Uspallata group who make an effort every week to attend the classes by paying the teacher.
This serves to strengthen friendship because it is the opportunity to get together, have fun, exchange, which is the true essence that holds them together over time. They are called THE DANCING QUEEN.






New Clubs in Affiliates:

BPW Brazil has six new Clubs, which takes the Membership to 20 clubs.
In BPW Argentina two clubs are forming.
In BPW Ecuador two Clubs are also in process.
Congratulations to BPW Brazil, BPW Argentina and BPW Ecuador!!


November 2018

CONFAM – Brazil

BPW Brazil organized the National Conference (CONFAM) with almost 300 participants from all over the country. The Regional Coordinator, Diana Barragan also attended this meeting. During their conference, all the Clubs reported about their achievements. New Clubs were welcomed to the Federation.
Photos (Above): Members of BPW Brazil;
Photo (Below): Regional Coordinator Diana Barragan with
BPW Brazil President Eunice Cruz


Affiliates also work toward BPW International goals.

BPW Santo Domingo organized a workshop for Small Businesses


26 August 2018

BPW Latin America celebrates BPW International 88th Anniversary

BPW members in various Affiliates in Latin America celebrated BPW International 88th Anniversary.

Photo (Left): BPW Brazil;
Photo (Right) : BPW Santo Domingo
Photo: BPW Mar del Plata


June 2018

Launching of Project “Quality School for Women”

BPW Tacna invited the Regional Coordinator to the official launching of the project “Quality School for Women” that took place on June 9, 2018. In the photos: Diana Barragan, Regional Coordinator, Milagros Pimentel, President of BPW Tacna and Tacna authorities.

Currently, the school has graduated two groups of women entrepreneurs.


April 2018

BPW Villa La Angostura Project, Argentina 

BPW Villa La Angostura in Argentina with the leading initiative of BPW member, Professor Arlette Neyens, has just launched the High Art Institute of Villa La Angostura known to date as "Women's Center" and which seeks to become "the first university of Villa La Angostura with social and humanistic imprint "as Arlette says. With the local support of the Provincial Council of Education and BPW International, the new center will grant official titles in eight artistic careers. Innovation lies in that students will receive some common subjects, which will allow them to learn techniques from other careers and receive the essence of art.  BPW International supports this project.


April 2018

New President of BPW Argentina

BPW Argentina has a new President, Olga Ahumada.
Congratulations to her and her new Executive


April 2018

New President for BPW Peru

BPW Tacna, Peru, has a new President, Milagros Pimentel.
Congratulations to her and her new Executive!


24 March 2018

BPW International campaigns: Equal Pay Day

BPW Argentina organized Equal Pay Day Campaign.  BPW Argentina celebrated Equal Pay Day by distributing red bags as the symbol of the red numbers in women's pockets.

Regional Coordinator



Una organización tan importante y grande como la Federación Internacional de Mujeres de Negocios y Profesionales, debe asegurarse de tener bases sólidas. De lo contrario, será como un gigante con pies de barro cuya fragilidad le pondría en peligro constante de destrucción.

No es el número de Afiliadas, lo que debemos buscar, sino la calidad y solidez de las mismas, así como la mística y ética de sus socias; sólo así aseguraremos la permanencia y el éxito de la organización.

Abogada Diana Barragán Medina
Coordinadora Regional América latina 2021 – 2024


An organization as important and large as the International Federation of Business and Professional Women must ensure that it has a solid foundation. Otherwise, it will be like a giant with clay feet whose fragility would put it in constant danger of destruction.

It is not the number of Affiliates that we should look for, but their quality and solidity, as well as the devotion and ethics of their members. It is only like this that we will we ensure the permanence and success of the organization.

Diana Barragan, Attorney at Law
Latin America Regional Coordinator 2021-2024