Main Benefits


Local network

  • Receive support, mentoring and business (support) from club members
  • Meet interesting local guest speakers
  • Take the opportunity to be a guest speaker and promote your business

National Network

  • Meet members at national events such as regional meetings, leadership weekend, conference and projects.
  • Use your contacts for mentoring purposes or to expand your network further.
  • Meet high profile guest speakers

International network

  • Meet and network with international business women at Tri-ennial Congresses and Asia-Pacific Regional meetings
  • Join with BPW International and ITC in promoting your business if you own 50% or more
  • Take advantage of the opportunities such partnerships as those with UN Women, Commonwealth Business Women, ITC, etc offer
  • Friendship with like-minded positive business and professional women

Personal Development / Leadership

  • KTA, keys to achievement – your personal development programme (practice your “soft skills” and general leadership skills).
  • Leadership weekend
  • Mentoring programme
  • Women on Boards programme
  • Margery Toulson Scholarship; 1500 NZD scholarship awarded to a BPW member for the purpose of undertaking education and training relating to senior leadership and governance
  • Guest speakers
  • Opportunity to participate in executive committee, project teams and committees on club, National and International level. Receive training and mentoring along the way.


  • At International Level
  • Consultative status with the United Nations through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and participatory status with the Council of Europe.
  • Lobbied and provided statements at such international forums as APEC
  • Local community support projects
  • Submissions to advance the status of women and to effect change for families at a local and National level eg: paid parental leave, equal pay, flexible work, matrimonial property act, Alcohol Reform Bill.
  • Actively involved in Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) – in association with UN Women, EEO Trust and the Human Rights Commission.

Enquire about joining BPW Hawera today!

Aims & Ambitions

BPW develops the professional, leadership and business potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and our economic empowerment programs and projects around the world.

Our aims:
Develop professional and leadership potential for women at all levels.
Our Ambition:
Equal Participation of Women and Men in Power and Decision-Making Roles

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