Rawalt Online Resource Center is an online clearinghouse and the hub of BPW Foundation’s knowledge-sharing activities. Entering into the 21st Century, BPW Foundation knows that information is not enough…it is knowledge that drives change. BPW Foundation has expanded the scope of the resource center to meet the need for on-demand knowledge. Users can access a growing archive of current and historical documents and articles on issues affecting workingwomen and their employers including dissertations, issue papers, bibliographies, conference presentations and recordings of the foundation’s audio conference series.
Established in 1956, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation became the first foundation dedicated to conducting research and providing information solely about working women.
Women Veterans in Transition Research Project
This research provides information and resources about women veterans transitioning from the military into the civilian workplace. This project shines light on ways to support the unique needs of women veterans. WVIT results and recommendations can be applied to other workforce groups including non-veteran women and male veterans.
- Building Strong Policies and Programs to Support Women Veterans – an issue brief developed to assist employers and organizations working to recruit and aid veterans.
- First Impressions Matter – SW Digest article
- Untapped Talent: Women Veterans – SW Digest article
- Workingwomen Speak Out, Phase II: Women Veterans in Transition: BPW Foundation’s ground-breaking report on the experiences of transitioning women veterans and the workplace.
- Top 10 Recommendations for Employers to Support Women Veterans
- Joining Forces for Women Veterans Inaugural Summit, Summary Report, February 2011
- Employment and Careers Issue Brief
- Women Veteran Homelessness Issue Brief
- Military Spouse Employment and Career Issue Brief
Women In Small Business
Young Careerists Research Project
An ongoing BPW Foundation research project exploring the career challenges, choices and needs of Generations X and Y.
- From Gen Y Women to Employers: What They Want in the Workplace and Why it Matters for Business
- YC Central
- Snaphot of Generation Y (PDF file)
- Who is Gen Y?
- Critical Career Junctures that Direct the Career Life – Cycle of Young Careerists – an issue paper that explores the latest research on the impact of choices made at critical career junctures for workingwomen and men ages 18—35.
- YC Articles of Interest
- Understanding the New Generation: Myths and Facts About Young Careerists – SW Digest article
Women and the Workplace Links
- Women are Always On: Broadband Survey Result
- Presentation by BPW Foundation CEO Deborah L. Frett: Using Broadband Technology to Help People Find Jobs, Build Careers and Expand Their Businesses
- Moving From Red to Green: Working Women in the Green Economy
- Successful Workplaces Digest – a publication showcasing policies and best practices of employers that are improving the workplace.
- The State of Work-Life Effectiveness – an issue brief that explored public policy and voluntary workplace practices related to work-life effectiveness, the idea that employers and employees can collaborate to manage work and life demands more effectively.
- Workplace Flexibility – Recording of an audio conference.
- 101 Facts on the Status of Workingwomen – 2007 edition of working women statistics.
- Cost of Stress – Recording of an audio conference
Women and the Workplace
Dr. Marguerite Rawalt was both a successful attorney and longtime champion of women’s rights. Among her many accomplishments, she directed the incorporation of the first national foundation dedicated to providing information and research to and about working women around the world: Business and Professional Women’s Foundation. Learn more about the history of BPW Foundation – view our timeline.
In 2002, BPW Foundation made a donation of thousands of books to the Willard Wirtz Labor Library. Find information about these books in the Wirtz Library via the U.S. Department of Labor’s new e-card catalog. First dedicated in 1980, our online adaptation of our vast library continues to create one of the world’s largest collections of information about women and their work more accessible.