Dr. Minnie Miles, past president of the USA organization, meeting with President John F. Kennedy
National Federation Of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs-USA
“Leaning in and Leading: Bridges to Equality”
NFBPWC-USA is a national network of Business and Professional Women with global affiliation to the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, BPW International, and implements the international mission on a nationwide level. NFBPWC represents women in the workplace, market-place and community through government advocacy, networking and education.
Founded by Dr. Leana Madesin Phillips, a lawyer and women’s advocate in the United States.
Initially, five state and local affiliate federations/chapters joined:
- Pacific Rim International State Federation (with members in Oregon and Washington)
- New York
- Paso del Norte Affiliate Chapter, El Paso, TX
- LaGrange-Chicago Affiliate Chapter, Illinois
NFBPWC-NYC is in existence and an affiliate federation of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW) since the 1920’s. It is also part of the North America & Caribbean Region of BPW International.
Develop the professional, business and leadership potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects.
As a member of BPW International, NFBPWC-USA has consultative status with the United Nations and works closely with many NGOs (non-governmental organizations) throughout the world. Most of the NFBPWC-USA UN Representatives are members of NFBPWC-NYC.
Virtual Chapter formed to allow individual membership to those not living near a state or local affiliate. The Virtual Affiliate hosts educational webinars (open to all NFBPWC-USA members) throughout the year and participates in NFBPWC-USA’s Biannual Assembly, North American and the Caribbean Regional’s Biannual Conventions, BPW International’s Congresses and all other activities of NFBPWC-USA and BPW International.
Pennsylvania Affiliate Chapter formed.
Colorado Affiliate Federation formed.
NFBPWC-USA continues to advocate for women’s equality and is very involved with the movement to pass CEDAW and the ERA.
To learn more about NFBPWC-USA visit www.nfbpwc-usa.org