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Sharing Best Practices within BPW
Sharing Best Practices within BPW
Sharing Best Practices within BPW
Sharing Best Practices within BPW
Sharing Best Practices within BPW
Sharing Best Practices within BPW
Sharing Best Practices within BPW
Sharing Best Practices within BPW
Sharing Best Practices within BPW
Sharing Best Practices within BPW
Sharing Best Practices within BPW
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Sharing Best Practices within BPW

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This is the presentation held at the Regional Conference Africa in Johannesburg 19/20 July 2013 by Sabine Schmelzer, Regional Coordinator BPW Europe. …

This is the presentation held at the Regional Conference Africa in Johannesburg 19/20 July 2013 by Sabine Schmelzer, Regional Coordinator BPW Europe.
BPW is the International Federation of Business & Professional Women, founded 1930 in Geneva with members in 96 countries. BPW Europe is the largest of 5 regions with 200000 members in 32 countries.

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  • 1. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Sharing Best Practices from BPW Europe Regional Coordinator Europe Sabine Schmelzer
  • 2. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Region BPW Europe ▸ Appr. 20000 Members ▸ In 32 countries ▸ 16 Federations ▸ Registered in Brussels as non-profit organization: BPW EC AISBL ▸ Representatives at Council of Europe and European Womens Lobby ▸ ECC – European Coordinating Committee ▸ Regional Coordinator, Finance Officer, Executive Secretary, Young BPW PEP Personal Empowerment Program 2
  • 3. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Congress Sorrento • 350 Partipants • 10 Workshop • 3 high level panels • Opening ceremony with video message from Viviane Reding • World-Cafe • Visiting tour Positano • Farewell-Party And Financial Win!
  • 4. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY The ECC 4 •Set up goals at retreat in December 2012 •Monthly Skype conferences •Organization of Presidents Meeting in Brussels and Networking Forum • Organization of Young BPW Symposium
  • 5. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Main Initiative: Equal Pay Day ▸ Started in 2008 ▸ In 2012 activities in 23 countries ▸ Standard EPD presentations delivered ▸ EPD fits to WEP No 2 5
  • 6. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Support Presidents with BPW Standard Presentation ▸BPW Europe Version 2011 and 2013 ▸Equal Pay Day 2013 ▸Womens Empowerments Principles (in Progress) ▸Available on Slideshare 6
  • 7. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Presidents Meeting and Networking Forum in Brussels ▸ Annual Presidents meeting in Brussels ▸ With Breakout sessions parallel on specific topics ▸ In 2013 1st priority Call for Proposal from EU commission 7
  • 8. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Training and Networking Day ▸ Open to all members ▸ Visits of EU entities in the morning ▸ Workshops and breakout sessions PEP Personal Empowerment Program 8
  • 9. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Young BPW Initiatives ▸ 10 Tipps for Young BPW (recruitement) ▸ Young Women on BPW Boards ▸ 1st European Young BPW symposium on 18 – 20th October in Lille, France: “Act on your Future” 9
  • 10. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Improve Communication in Europe ▸ Make BPW Europe visible to externals ▸ Website ▸ Blog ▸ Facebook ▸ Annual standard survey in 2012 and 2013 ▸ Facts & Figures of Federations ▸ Projects and Activities in Europe ▸ Organize webinars for special topics for members and presidents 10
  • 11. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Improve Communication - externally BPW Europe is on Facebook 11
  • 12. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Let us learn from each other and share experiences to move forward faster!

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