The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International) has become one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women with affiliates in 95 countries in five continents.
The root of BPW’s advocacy is embedded in the work with the United Nations. BPW lobbied for the formation of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and supported many women’s issues. BPW was awarded a Peace Messenger Certificate from UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar in 1987. Esther Hymer, BPW representative at the UN, was named as one of three women playing a significant role in the work of the UN Commission by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1997.
Develop Professional and Leadership Potential for Women at All Levels
BPW affiliates contribute to society by enabling women to sustain themselves economically. In addition, BPW offers personal development programs for members such as mentoring, leadership training and e-Business training.
Our founder saw the benefit of networking more than 80 years ago and what it could mean to our International organization and its members. Today, BPW International represents women in the economy and women, at all levels of decision making in, one hundred countries and five regions.
Help women Participation in many fields
While capacity-building and confidence-building enable more women to advance to executive positions, the goal of equal participation is still far from being a reality.
BPW Kuwait is giving high priority to create opportunities for women to rise to the level of top executives by collecting evidence on the return on investment when women become top executives. The aim is to use this testimony to persuade the relevant stakeholders such as companies, institutions, academia and governments that they would perform better if the percentage of females at top executive level increased and reached a par with men.
- Sheikha Hessa Saad Al Abullah Al Sabah
- Khayreya Abdullah Dashti
- Dr. Hessa Al Shaheen
- Jameela Al Dawas
- Najat Abdullah Dashti
- Hanan Al Refaie
- Bushra Al Hazim
- Shurooq Al Salmeen
- Shomook Al Musaeed
- Chairman of Board
- First Deputy
- Second Deputy
- Secretary Board
- Finance Secretary