BPW was organized in July 1919 to promote the interest of business and professional women regardless of industry or position. The National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs’ (NFBPWC) is proud to continue with that vision of seeing women from different backgrounds be able to, and feel welcomed to, work cohesively and learn from each other -- all over the country and around the world. 



We believe that our organization will be more innovative and successful if we infuse DEI into all aspects of our culture, and have set our sights on:

  • Providing a clear understanding of what cultural competency is and what it is not,
  • Raising a greater awareness and sensitivity to diversity issues that go well beyond the assumed categories,
  • Recommending useful tools for fostering a welcoming and cohesive NFBPWC,
  • Discussing culture which is a strong part of people's lives. It influences our views, values, humor, hopes, loyalties, worries, and fears, and
  • Embracing, and being comfortable in, our dialogue and actions.


NFBPWC is committed to ensuring our clubs and affiliates attract, accept, and respect members from across all demographics. To us, diversity is the mosaic of people who bring a variety of backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values, and beliefs as assets to the groups and organizations with which they interact. It is the presence of a difference in each setting.


We are also committed to ensuring that our members have access to the same opportunities and require our leadership teams to understand the root causes of why disparities exist. NFBPWC members know there is a system of privileges and barriers at play. Because everyone is beginning their DEI journey at a different point, we strive to meet people where they are.


NFBPWC works to eliminate barriers to participation, too. We are committed to offering membership training programs for building inclusive environments, and inclusive practices for making people of different identities feel valued, welcomed, and invested within our groups.


TIPS for implementing DEI 

Equal Participation of Women and Men in Power and Decision-Making Roles

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