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BPW: A History, A Movement™

BPW historical filmInterested in holding your very own screening?

It's super easy. All you need to do is:

Step 1: Make a donation of $65 (or more if you can!) to the making of Pioneers in Skirts

Step 2: Contact Ashley Maria here to let her know your donation was for a BPW DVD. She will then send you a screening agreement to sign.

Step 3: After we receive the signed agreement we send a movie DVD to you in the mail!

Need ideas for your screening? Click here to visit the BPW/NC website for an easy-to-use resource for showing the film.

The peak emotional moments for me came as I realized the role of BPW in advancing the cause of women over time. I also loved seeing the diversity of women, even in the early years of BPW. Best wishes for great success as you move forward on your full-length film! — Mary Ann Bella, ICA President

BPW: A History A Movement screenings are ongoing throughout the world

This historical film was developed to empower BPW clubs to not only remind members of their legacy, but to unite and inspire! Several BPW local and state clubs screen the film during their conventions, new member orientation, Women's History Month, and during October in honor of National Business Women's Week.

Women's groups enjoy showing the film to demonstrate how a legacy group changed the world for working women, and continues to do so into the future.


Panel at IMAX

Panel Discussion After A Screening

Why do BPW's around the world screen the film?

Directed, produced and narrated by a young BPW member, BPW's all over the world show the film to not only educate and inspire, but also to lead a positive discussion about working women, what it takes to empower them to fully realize their potential in their careers, and achieve equity in the workplace. --more about why and how to screen the film--

BPW international logoWhat's not in this film? The story behind the BPW International organization. In 1928 and 1929, the BPW/USA Goodwill Tours of Europe initiated the founding of what's now called BPW International. BPW/USA President Dr. Lena Madison Phillips led the effort to found the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW) in Geneva, Switzerland on August 26, 1930. The founding member countries were Austria, Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy and the United States of America. Dr. Phillips was elected as the first IFBPW President and served until 1947. Today, BPW International has become one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women with affiliates in 95 countries in five continents.