To connect and build women personally, professionally, and politically.
To empower women to use their voices to create positive change.
A meaningful logo for our organization’s future
The squares in the logo are an abstract representation of our organization’s diversity – that we are open to women of all ages and in various stages of their lives regardless of ethnicity, religion and/or profession. The colors are symbolic of NYS Women, Inc. as an organization. A strong blue provides continuity with the former BPW/NYS logo, denotes professionalism, and is a reflection of New York State’s official seal. The bright green is a modern, appealing color and reinforces a theme of renewal and future growth.
Our quarterly publication, NIKE, provides insight into our vision and mission by its offerings of articles of interest to women and its display of the activities and achievements of our local Chapters. Our advertisers also demonstrate their support of our goals and accomplishments. We also provide our members with our monthly Communicator, a newsletter that provides current information about the inner workings, plans and events of the organization. Communications and networking are ongoing through e-mail and on Facebook. Check out our membership categories, which are designed to meet the needs of any working woman. We continue to evolve as we try to expand our membership to e-member status to involve women with the greatest interest but the least amount of time to attend meetings in person.
The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs was founded in July 1919. While mobilizing for World War I, the U.S. Government recognized the need for a cohesive group to correlate women's skills and activities. A Women's War Council was established by the War Department to organize the resources of professional women.
Throughout the years, three major issues shaped BPW's legislative agenda:
- Elimination of sex discrimination in employment
- The principle of equal pay
- The need for a comprehensive equal right amendment