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President's Message

Dear BPW sisters from all over the World

I hope you and all BPW Members and all your loved ones are safe and healthy.

I’m delight to inform you that the XXX Virtual General Assembly will be held during 21-30 March 2021. As the XXX General Assembly (GA) was postponed from August 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic, BPW affiliates that are financial (up-to-date with International dues) as of the year 2020 will be eligible to submit names of delegates and alternate delegates to attend this Virtual General Assembly.

During 25 February – 10 March 2021, BPW affiliates are invited to submit credential form to name the delegates and Alternate delegates to attend the Virtual General Assembly. They must then register to attend accordingly. However, other BPW members are welcome register to participate as Observers and watch the live broadcast of the event.

Looking forward to meet you all online in March 2021.

Dr. Amany Asfour
BPW International President 

VIRTUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021



The XXX BPW international virtual general assembly will be held during 21-30 March 2021.


According to Constitution R10.1 the General Assembly is the meeting of

  • The voting delegates from each Affiliate Federation
  • One voting delegate from each country with Affiliate Clubs
  • The members of the Executive
  • Past International Presidents
  • Standing Committee Chairpersons **
(** No Standing Committee chairpersons this triennium, they are not a part of Virtual General Assembly 2021)

There will be 8 sessions of Virtual General Assembly to cover reports, debates or core business, election and budget. Each session will last approximately 2.5 hours. Names of voting delegates or alternate delegates must be specified in the “Credential form” to be submitted by each member country.

As BPW affiliates are located globally in all time zones, online voting will be held via a secure web-based voting platform. Voting delegates will be given at least 24 hours to vote per each batch.

There will be 2 International Board meetings, one before and one after, the XXX Virtual GA. The voting delegates for the International Board during January-March 2021 will be the same as those accredited to vote in the year 2020. For more detail information, please download Call for the Virtual XXX BPW International General Assembly

CREDENTIALS


  • BPW affiliates that are financial with BPW International dues of the year 2020 are eligible to submit “Credential Form” to specify names of voting delegates and alternate delegates to attend Virtual General Assembly.   Total number of voting / alternate delegates allowed are determined as follows:

National Federations

  500 or fewer paid members

3 delegates

  501 - 1000    paid members

4 delegates

1001 - 2000    paid members

5 delegates

2001 - 3000    paid members

6 delegates

and 1 additional delegate for every additional 3,000 members up to   a maximum of 15 delegates

Affiliate Clubs

Each country is entitled to 1 delegate.

Each of the above are entitled to equal number of alternate delegates

 

  • Credential forms were already sent to Presidents of BPW affiliates directly. Only 1 credential form per country should be sent to no later than 7 March 2021.

SCHEDULE


(Last update 21 March 2021)

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REGISTRATION


Registration forms for delegates and alternate delegates need to be verified that their names agree with those appear on Credential forms.  Registration forms and proof of payment can be e-mailed to 

  • Registration time:
    - Registration opens:  25 February 2021  (via e-mail)
                                             26 February 2021  (online)
    - Registration closes:    10 March 2021

  • Registration Fees:

 Delegates and Alternate Delegates (BPW members)

  • Can attend and speak at Virtual GA
  • Can observe Pre-and Post-GA International Board meetings via Live broadcast

80 Euros

Observers

  • Can observe Virtual GA via Live Broadcast.

20 Euros

Note: 

(i) Registrant’s e-mail must be UNIQUE, not a duplicate of any other registrants.
(ii) Names of delegates and alternate delegates MUST correspond to the names that appear on the credential form from each member country.
(iii) BPW International reserves the right to determine the eligibility of registrants.

Fully registered and paid participant will receive email confirmation. 

Regardless of the registration payment method, each registrant will be verified whether she is from a BPW affiliate and is financial as of the year 2020 and her name also appears in the signed credential form of that BPW affiliate.

ACCESSING THE VIRTUAL MEETING PLATFORMS


  • Each participant will receive a unique personal link to access the Virtual General Assembly platform at least 1 (one) week prior the beginning of General Assembly for all 8 sessions.   This link cannot be shared and can be used on 1 device only.
  • Unique links to access International Board meetings will also be sent to the voting delegates of International Board separately.

VOTING


  • All voting Delegates for the Virtual General Assembly must be registered as Delegates and their names must appear in the signed “Credential form” as Voting delegates from BPW affiliates, which are financial (paid dues for 2020 as of 7 March 2021).
  • Voting platform for the Virtual General Assembly:
    Voting at the General Assembly will be conducted via a secure web-based online voting system for the General Assembly. The link to this platform will be announced by mid March 2021.  Voting will be divided into batches.  Voting delegates will have at least 24 hours to vote for each batch in order to accommodate voters from difference time zones. 
  • Voting platform for the International Board (January – March 2021)
    This voting platform will be located at www.bpw-international.org/online-voting
    Voting delegates for the International Board are the same as the voters since year 2020.  It is not the same group of voters as for General Assembly and username and password will be difference. 


NOMINATIONS for
New BPW International Executive
(in Alphabetical Order)

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Catherine Bosshart-Pfluger

BPW France (Switzerland)

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Helen Swales


BPW New Zealand

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Candidate for International Vice President, United Nations

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Chularat Israngkool Na Ayutthaya

BPW Thailand

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Marie-Claude Machon-Honore

BPW France

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Candidate for International Vice President, Memberships

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Giuseppa Bombaci

BPW Valetta, Malta (BPW Italy)

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Giuseppa Seidita

BPW Italy

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Candidate for Executive Secretary

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Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla

BPW Canada

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Bessie Hironimous

BPW USA

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Candidate for Executive Finance Officer

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Iguehi Adetiba

BPW Nigeria

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Eufemia Ippolito

BPW Italy

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Candidate for Regional Coordinator Africa

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Hadia Gondji

BPW Nigeria

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Candidate for Regional Coordinator Asia-Pacific

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Narudee Kiengsiri

BPW Thailand

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Candidate for Regional Coordinator Europe

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Anu Viks

BPW Estonia

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Candidate for Regional Coordinator Latin America

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Diana Barragan

BPW Mexico (BPW Ecuador)

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Candidate for Regional Coordinator North America

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Candidate for Young BPW Representatives

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Tomi Odunsi Fadina

BPW Nigeria

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Otoha Hayashi

BPW Japan

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Sheerah Yuhee Kim

BPW Switzerland

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Bendetta Palermo

BPW Italy

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NOMINATIONS for
New Standing Committee Chairs
(in Alphabetical Order)

Candidate for Agriculture

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Cristina Gorajski Visconti

BPW Italy

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Candidate for Arts and Culture

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Sher Singh

BPW USA

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Candidate for Business, Trade and Technology

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Manjul Batra

BPW USA

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Paz Martin Lozano

BPW Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Christine Walwyn 

BPW St. Kitts

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Candidate for Development, Training and Employment

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Francesca Burack

BPW USA

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Nasreen Mahdi

BPW Pakistan

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Candidate for Environment and Sustainable Development

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Laurie Dameron

BPW USA

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Angela Donato

BPW Italy

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Candidate for Health

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Luisa Monini

BPW Italy

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Candidate for Legislation

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Naheed Ahmed 

BPW Pakistan

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Stella Kammitsi

BPW Cyprus

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Candidate for Projects

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Caterina Reda

BPW Italy

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Naphaphen Vejjajiva

BPW Thailand

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Candidate for Public Relations

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Stephanie Falzon 

BPW Malta

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Silvia Vigata Gonzalez

BPW Spain

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Dana Marcela SAS

BPW Romania

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DOCUMENTS

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Proposed Resolutions

Proposed Amendments to the Constitution and Regulations 2020

Proposed Procedure Manual Amendments

Call for the Virtual XXX BPW International General Assembly

Group Registration Form

Individual Registration Form

CONTACT


  • Updates on the Virtual XXX BPW International’s General Assembly will be displayed on this page, which is accessible from www.bpw-international.org by clicking the blue button “XXX General Assembly”.
  • For other inquiries, please send email to