First Lady commending BPW Foundation for its work with women veterans.

What Makes Us Unique

Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation is transforming workplaces with women and employers. Through its groundbreaking research and unique role as a convener of employers and employees, BPW Foundation strives to redefine today’s workplace. BPW Foundation encourages partnership to create successful workplaces. Successful Workplaces are those that embrace and practice diversity, equity and work-life balance.

BPW Foundation welcomes your financial support. For every gift given, 95% directly funds our programs supporting working women, their families and successful workplaces. Your donation matters.

BPW Foundation Partnering with California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
On Veterans Day, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation will hold a press conference to announce a job-building and mentoring effort to bring career opportunities to women veterans, military/veteran spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors. California-Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® will facilitate mentoring connections and provide tailored career development and employment resources to target tools, benefits, training, credentialing, education, and job opportunities for California’s women veterans, military/veteran spouses, and caregivers of wounded warriors.

Support Women Veterans
Join BPW Foundation in supporting those women who have given us so much by becoming a mentor in Joining Forces Mentoring Plus™. Carry on BPW Foundations legacy of Working Women Helping Women Work™ today. Learn more about what we have done and are doing to support women veterans: Watch a webcast, view us on YouTube, read our report.

What’s New
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BPW Foundation Joins STEM Mentoring Initiative “Million Women Mentors”
BPW Foundation and TAPS Partner to Offer Career Mentoring for Women Coping with the Death of a Service Member
BPW Foundation Receives $25,000 Grant from NBCUniversal Foundation
NBC 4 Features BPW Foundation and Joining Forces Mentoring Plus
BPW Foundation welcomes Diane Polangin to Board of Trustees
SHRM article reports that BPW Mentoring Program Helps Women Veterans Find Jobs
Great article on PBS Blog “Next Avenue” about benefits of mentoring and Joining Forces Mentoring Plus.
BPW Foundation Inducted as DoD Military Spouse Employment Partner
Article on Joining Forces Mentoring Plus featured in

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Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a national day of philanthropic giving. On December 3, Giving Tuesday, please support working women by considering extending your holiday generosity to include Business and Professional Women’s Foundation!

Women veterans, military/veteran spouses and wounded warrior care givers, need help to give your career a boost? BPW Foundation’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® provides free resources, including working women mentors, subject matter experts (SMEs), and online connections to assist you to obtain meaningful employment and a successful career. Check it out today at

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First Lady commending BPW Foundation for its work with women veterans.

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Established in June 2011 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) addresses economic recovery in the United States. CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI America participants have made more than 200 commitments valued at $13.4 billion when fully funded and implemented. To learn more, visit Learn more about BPW Foundation's CGI Commitment to women veterans and military spouses.

On Tuesday November 27, 2012 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday is a simple idea. Find a way for you, your family, your community, your company or your organization to join in acts of giving. Join a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

We hope during this day of giving you will include Business and Professional Women’s Foundation in your giving plans. You can contribute on line, by just clicking here and make a financial contribution in support of programs for working women, women veterans and military/veteran spouses or you can volunteer to be a mentor to a woman veteran or military spouse. Ninty-five percent of every gift directly funds our programs supporting working women, their families and successful workplaces. Your donation matters and no amount is too small.

Together we’ll create ways to give more, give better and give smarter.

Business and Professional Women's Foundation is proud to support Small Business Saturday on Novmeber 24. There are more than 7.7 million small businesses owned by women and their numbers are growing 50% faster than the total number of small businesses. Let's support them!