Our History...

YBPW was established in 1920, and is affiliated with the Ohio BPW and BPW Foundation. Our organization is rich in history and rooted in tradition.

Our Vision...

To be the leading advocate for all working women and to continue changing the lives of women throughout our nation by furthering the opportunities for women in the workforce.

Our Meetings...

The Youngstown BPW meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m., with networking beginning at 5:30. Meetings include dinner and interesting programs presented by local speakers. These monthly programs are not only informative, but personally and professionally rewarding as well.
We meet at a different area restaurant each month within Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, making it convenient for all of our members to attend.

Our Members...

Our members consist of some of the finest women in our area, spanning several different fields, creating a diverse background for our group. We are all dedicated to our professions, but we are all dedicated to a greater cause than our own careers—to advance the opportunities for all women in the workplace.

Legislative visibility

Lobbying on your behalf, the BPW keeps you informed and up to date on important legislative activity that may affect you, both as a woman and as a professional.
Important aspects of the national agenda include:
       - Equal pay
       - Workplace advancement
       - Stronger pensions
       - Better child and elder care
       - Stronger social security


BPW local, regional and national representatives keep members well informed of legislation affecting women and their families, economic, educational and health issues.

Giving Back to the Community in Which we Live.

The members of the BPW are actively involved in the communities in which we work and live. Our Youngstown group not only participates in charity events throughout the year, but each year we also provide scholarships to women attending Youngstown State University.
Our goal is to contribute as much as possible to our communities so that we can prepare them for future generations of women and their families.