Arizona Business and Professional Women
Arizona Business and Professional Women

"Working to achieve workplace equity for all women through advocacy, education and information."

AZ/BPW Executive Board (From left to right: Parliamentarian Katherine Peterson, Vice President Carol Comito, President Linda Duval d'Adrian, Corresponding Secretary Connie Dierks, Recording Secretary Terry Dolan and Treasurer Judy Mechura

Winter 2017           Arizona BPW Newsletter

We bring together women from all kinds of careers. To network. To share ideas and contacts. To build the leadership and management skills we can grow on.

Local Organization Meetings!

Arizona Business and Professional Women Local Organizations. "Call and visit a local organization near you."

Network and Learn Lunch!

2nd Friday of every month 12-1:30pm The Bluewater Grill 1720 E Camelback(north side) Phoenix, AZ.

News & Updates

Click here for more information -- 19th Amendment Celebration

Dear BPW sister,

We're now in August, and you know what that means: The 87th BPW Day is just around the corner!

In case you didn't know, this milestone event is happening on 26 August, and when our calendars turn to that date, we hope you'll join this worldwide celebration by... 

- Snapping a photo of you wearing something yellow and your BPW Pin
- Uploading and sharing the photo on social media with the event's official hashtags #BPWDay and #BPWPride

And since it's definitely much better if more people join, we do hope you'll share the good news. So go out there and spread the word online or offline so that your fellow BPW sisters won't miss out!  

For 87th BPW Day updates and BPW news, please visit our Facebook page. 

Kind Regards,

BPW International Executive Board 2014 to 2017


30th Anniversary of the ATHENA Awards Luncheon

When:                                  October 25, 2017 at the Westin Kierland Resort                                               & Spa 11:00 a.m.

Attendance Goal:              800+

Benefit Line:                  Recognizes outstanding businesswomen and offers professional development and networking.  This premier event highlights the impact of women in business and the community.

Event Summary:        For more than 30 years, the Greater Phoenix Chamber has been host to the ATHENA Awards, a premier event that has grown significantly in stature and prestige.  In our 29th year, we will honor two women with the ATHENA Award – one in the non-profit sector and one in the for-profit sector.  In addition, we will honor one woman with the ATHENA Young Professional Award.  


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We bring together women from all kinds of careers. To network. To share ideas and contacts. To build the leadership and management skills we can grow on.

Arizona BPW Foundation

BPW/AZ Foundation Scholarship Information

Arizona Business and Professional Women's Foundation promotes the advancement of Arizona's working women through scholarships, research, and education. Scholarships are awarded to women 25 years or older who are attending a community college in Arizona to acquire better job opportunities.
Arizona BPW Foundation

Help support the Arizona BPW Foundation by purchasing a AJ's or Bashas gift card! (Community Support Card)

Bashas’ Community Support Card is a great way to generate funds for our organization. Here’s how it works: Our organization purchases the Community Support Card and receives 6% back on every purchase. The Community Support Card offers our supporters a choice where to shop, as it is accepted at all Bashas’, Food City and AJ’s stores. Our organization then sells the Community Support Card to supporters at face value and receives a 6% profit. Our supporters can reload their Community Support Card at Bashas’, Food City and AJ’s Fine Foods stores and our organization will earn 6% of the reload amount. Earnings from reloaded Community Support Cards will be distributed once a month. If you are interested in getting a Basha’s Gift Card, please email Katherine Peterson

Why you should care about EQUAL PAY DAY 2016!

The Gender Wage Gap: Exploring the Evidence

National BPW Foundation Community Page


Upcoming Meetings and Events

Sign Up For WMW 10 Actions 100 Days:

Over the first 100 days, the organizers of the Women's March will share 10 collective actions. The first action is to print a Women’s March postcard and write a message to your member of Congress. You can visit our First 100 Days page to find out how to contact your representative.

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Help Us Spread the Word!

Application cycle for new applicants will open November 2017!

Do you know a low-income woman 35 or older working to complete her first associate's or bachelor's degree? For 40 years, Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund has helped more than 900 women attend college. In 2016, we awarded a record number of scholarships to 100 women across the United States. A JRF Scholarship is $2,000 and is renewable for up to five years.