State Programs

YBPW and all other state chapters are supported by BPW/Ohio. BPW/Ohio offers a variety of state programs, meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars that provide training, skill building and networking. The Allen Endowment Fund offers scholarship opportunities for women to achieve their full potential through education. BPW/Ohio is an affiliate of BPW Foundation, an organization that advocates for the rights of working women on a national level.

Since 1920, BPW/Ohio has promoted equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, personal and professional development and access to information. Over 550 women and men belong to BPW/Ohio through local chapters, representing every congressional district in the state, as well as every age, race, religion, political party and socioeconomic background.

BPW/Ohio monitors federal and state legislation that affects working women and educates its members so they can become involved in public policy development in their own workplace and at the local, state and federal levels. A legislative platform, approved annually, includes planks that call for economic equity, equal educational opportunity, quality dependent care, access to reproductive health, research on and funding for women’s health, victim’s rights and affirmative action.