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To Promote the economic self-sufficiency of America's working women through Education, Participation and Advocacy.
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We were chartered in 1946 and are still going strong for the betterment of women in our community.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION


In 1956 Business and Professional Women's (BPW) Foundation became the first 501(c) (3) research and education institution of national scope solely dedicated to issues that affect working women.

BPW Foundation's work influences, informs and educates Presidents, members of Congress, state officials, policymakers, employers and working women-making research and resources available that accurately portray the challenges faced by and the important role of working women.

BPW Foundation is headquartered in the Washington,DC metro area for a reason - to provide members effective national representation on issues critical to workingwomen.

WASHINGTON STATE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

The purpose of the Washington State BPW Foundation (WSBPWF) is to expand employment opportunities and career development through scholarships and education for working women.

Education, training and retraining is crucial to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology advanced economy.

The Foundations goal is to provide opportunities for business and industry to work more closely in training the future workforce.

The Foundation funds women's education through traditional accredited universities and colleges, including online classes.

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