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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.
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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Sharing Best Practices within BPW

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. Empowered Women Leading Business FROM THE TOP · AT ALL LEVELS · IN THE COMMUNITY Improve Communication - externally BPW Europe is on Facebook 11
  12. 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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