Business and Professional Women of River City


The BPW Network

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. was organized in July 1919 for the purpose of promoting the interests of business and professional women.  The

Kentucky Federation was organized in March 1921. 

Business and Professional Women (BPW) works to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information; and provides professional development, networking and career advancement opportunities for working women.

BPW local organizations are active in every congressional district throughout the 50 states, the

District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa. BPW includes among it members women and men of every age, race, religion, political party and socioeconomic background.

BPW offers you . . .

¨       Networking opportunities

¨      Leadership experience

¨      Friendship and fellowship

¨      Personal and professional skills development

¨      Information on critical issues facing women in the workplace

¨      Participation in the legislative process


The BPW Structure

Local organizations are the basic units of the state federation. The purpose of the local is to pursue the objectives of the Federation by promoting Federation programs and projects. 

As a member of a local Business and Professional Women's Organization, you are also a member of the Kentucky Federation (KFBPW) and the National Foundation.  All of the chartered local organizations within the state of

Kentucky make up the Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women. Through its affiliation in the Kentucky Federation, each local organization is also automatically affiliated with the BPW/USA Foundation.

The Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women (KFBPW) is a state federation that promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.  KFBPW is a powerful network of workingwomen seeking to advance their career goals, earn higher salaries, build stronger business, achieve pay equity and equal opportunities, and establish rewarding careers.  As all women gain earning power and spending power, they are reshaping

U.S. consumer trends.  And KFBPW members are on the leading edge of that trend.  KFBPW means business for you!

When you join the Kentucky Federation, you become a part of an association that is dedicated to meeting the needs unique to workingwomen!  Membership is open to all women and men who want to help further the Kentucky Federation’s commitment to helping women in the workplace.

The Kentucky Federation is divided into three regions, which provide an important link between the local organization and the state federation. The chief purposes of the region meetings are to:

¨      Promote state and national programs;

¨      Increase membership, retain continuing members, organize new local organizations, assist existing local organization; and

¨      Conduct training workshops for local organization officers, chairs, and members.

As a member of the state board of directors, the local president has a vote and voice in all decisions of the board, speaks for the local organization, and is responsible for interpreting and implementing state policy and programs through the local organization.

KFBPW is composed of members in 19 local organizations and members-at-large as defined in the state bylaws. Its elected officers constitute the executive committee, which transacts the business of KFBPW  between meetings of the board of directors.

There are 42 voting members of the state board of directors:

¨      The state officers;

¨      The chairs of the following committees: aspiring professional, bylaws, finance, issues management, legislation, membership, public relations, and professional development; and

¨      Regional Directors

¨      The 19 local organization presidents


Kentucky Cardinal Editor

¨      BPW/KY Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees

¨      Immediate

Past State President

¨      Past National President -

JoEtta Wickliffe from Kentucky

¨      Board Member Emeritus - Ledean Hamilton


Address: PO BOX 36004 Louisville, KY 40233-6004


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