BPW INTERNATIONAL E-NEWS October 15, 2010 Issue 17
October 15, 2010 Issue 17
Dear giuseppina seidita
Dear BPW Members worldwide
From the Executive
From the President
History was made September 27-2010 in Las Vegas as the new BPW-USA Federation (known as EPW-USA) in the country, began its progress with the completion of a very successful General Assembly and Annual General Meeting (AGM) led by President Bessie Hironimus, electing a full board to begin the work on advancing the young Federation.
As a EPW-USA member and International President I was happy that International executives, 1st Vice President Gabriella Canonica, Executive Secretary Dr Jean Murray, Regional Coordinators Jill Worobec and Dr Yasmin Darwich as well as former International Presidents, Dr Pat Harrison and Dr Antoinette Ruegg were present to mark this wonderful occasion. Past President Yvette Swan was unable to attend and sent a congratulatory message. As a founding member of BPW International, BPW USA left in 1993 and recent circumst ances allowed the existing State Federations and Clubs to form the new country Federation (EPW-USA) which has taken its rightful place in the international organization. We are all very proud of this achievement.
Regional Coordinator Jill Worobec and Young BPW Chair Nadia Munawar completed the successful BPW International North American Regional Conference and Young BPW International Conference which were also held in conjunction with the General Assembly in Las Vegas. A record of 17 countries were represented, new memberships, new Friends and a Las Vegas platform for action commitment by the Young BPW’s present resulted in a great outcome for all! Congratulations to everyone!
BPW International initiatives (Women’s Empowerment Principles and Equal Pay Day Campaigns) are already into full launch and participation by many affiliates. Recent Workshops in Korea, Vienna and with Singapore to come on the 15th is giving our members all the tools and information to participate and realize full potential. There will be an update on these initiatives in each E-News enabling everyone to remain informed.
Check the BPW International website also for updates and news of all these important activities in this very busy month! Tremendous success and momentum is being realized.
President BPW International 2008-2011
The Official Inauguration of BPW Athens Took Place in Athens on September 12th, 2010. More
BPW International 1st Vice President.
The 63rd Annual United Nations Department of Public Information Conference for Non-Governmental Organizations, held in Melbourne, Australia on the theme “Advance Global Health: Achieve the MDGs” was a terrific success. More
BPW International 2rd Vice President
Would you like to contribute to this year's written statement for CSW 55 ? The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is calling for submissions to this year’s CSW55 priority theme. More
Calendar of Events including CSW 55 Planning Committee Meetings and other Sub-Committee Meetings is now available. More
Do you know what UN women should do in your country ? If the answer is yes, then we may wish to hear from you. More
BPW International 2rd Vice President
The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) have complied a complete NGLS E-ROUNDUP on outcomes of the 2010 MDG SUMMIT. More
World Wide Guide to Women in Leadership. Did you know that there are currently 28 female heads of State and Government leaders currently in office? M ore
European Union: Gender Pay Gap is holding Europe Back. More
UNIFEM Video Series on Gender and Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). UNIFEM (part of UN Women), in collaboration with UNTV, has produced a series of five videos highlighting select Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) from a gender perspective. More
Dr. Jean Murray,
BPW International Secretary
BPW Cotonou, Benin : the new deadline proposed by BPW Cotonou Forum is October 15, 2010 please ask your members to register for 50,000 CFA francs if they are more than 3 per country instead of a single-75000 f CFA. You can be assure of a welcome reception. More
Huguette Aklplogan Dossa
Regional Coordinator Africa
BPW Brazil: Elisa Guerra, chair of Peace and Intercultural Understanding Task Force, with the Campaign: “LET US BUILD TOGETHER AND SEE WHAT WE CAN MAKE”. More
BPW Brazil Federation and BPW Curitiba through their presidents Arlete Carminatti Zago and Maria Inês Borges da Silveira, organized the Convention of the Brazilian Federation of Business and Professional Women. More
Brazil, Young BPW Porto Alegre organized the event "New Attitudes, New Human, the Challenge of Developping Innovative and Growing Minds". More
BPW The Netherlands: Elke Wisseborn, president of BPW The Netherlands has the pleasure of inviting all BPW members to the 80th Anniversary Celebrations on 18th November 2010 in Amsterdam. More
BPW in the Media
BPW Canada in Support of Gun Registery, Northern Life. More
BPW Nigeria in Nigerian Bulletin. More
BPW Osttirol, Austria in Kleine Zeitung and Dolomitenstadt. More
Brazil: Top-ranked Female Footballer Joins UN Roster of Goodwill Ambassadors. More
A United Nations trust fund today announced additional grants worth $10 million to 13 initiatives devoted to supporting local and national efforts to end violence against women and girls in 18 countries across the world. More
United Nations: Trust Fund Makes Grants to Initiatives Against Gender-based Violence. More
United Nations: Efforts to Increase Number of Female Police bearing Fruit. More
Global Gender Gap Report 2010 by the World Economic Forum. More
The European Commission on 21 September 2010 released its five year Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2010-2015 to follow-up on the Roadmap 2006-2010. More
Australia: Minister for Women’s Affairs Maxine Morand Congratulated Janet Matton, Vice President of Operations at IBM for Australia and New Zealand, for being named the 2010 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year.
Australia: A move to encourage more women to become involved in municipal councils and put their hands up at election time was launched in Tasmania. More
Palestine: Ms. Janet Mikhael, the first female mayor in the Occupied Palestinian Territories was interviewed by iKNOW Politics.
USA: Michelle Obama First On Forbes 100 Most Influential Women. More
USA: Studies and events pointed to women's success in the business world, while programs are being implemented to further encourage that success. More
USA: Statement by the NSC Spokesman Mike Hammer on the Resolution on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women at the U.N. Human Rights Council. More
27th BPW International Congress,
Helsinki, Finland, June 17-21, 2011
Finnish people have a high standard of education. All children receive compulsory basic education between the ages of 7 and 16. There are 16 universities and 25 polytechnics in the country in the beginning of 2010. Nearly 85 per cent (2005) of the population have completed post-primary education and 25 per cent have a university degree or polytechnic qualification. According to PISA, Finnish children are top of the class in reading and maths among the OECD-countries.
27th BPW international congress in www.bpw-international.org
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