Rawalt Online Resource Center

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 Users can access a growing archive of current and historical documents and articles on issues affecting workingwomen and their employers including dissertations, issue papers, bibliographies, conference presentations and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

webiconThis 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.

Young Careerists Research Project

An ongoing BPW Foundation research project exploring the career challenges, choices and needs of Generations X and Y.

Women and the Workplace Links

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.