BPW Port Moresby was established in 1982 and is a local Non Government Organisation operating under the umbrella of the National Council of Women in Papua New Guinea. The overarching aim of the club is the empowerment of women through education.

BPW Port Moresby is proud to have assisted hundreds of Papua New Guinean girls and women who would otherwise not have been able to continue with their education by providing scholarships.

Dame Carol Kidu, our patron and a founding member of the club, is Papua New Guinea's only female parliamentarian; she is also recognised for her untiring and passionate campaigns to alleviate poverty, eliminate domestic violence and child abuse, and empower women.

BPW's members meet monthly to discuss topics of interest such as health issues and law reform and guest speakers are frequently invited to address the club. Activities such as workshops and panel discussions are also organised to promote a better awareness of current issues affecting women and society.

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Business & Professional Women's Club of Port Moresby
Our aims are:
to promote the interests of and to encourage cooperation among business and professional women in Papua New Guinea and other countries

to work for equal opportunities and status for women in the economic, social and political life in Papua New Guinea
What is BPW
The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International), founded by Dr Lena Madesin Phillips in 1930, is a network of business and professional women with affiliates in eighty countries in five continents. BPW has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and participatory status with the Council of Europe. Its members include influential women leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, professionals and young career women.

BPW affiliates contribute to society by enabling women to sustain themselves economically. In addition, BPW offers personal development programs for members such as mentoring, leadership training and e-Business training. Since 1996, BPW affiliates worldwide have helped over 45,000 women to become economically empowered.

BPW projects assist women to:
- Enter and re-enter the workforce;
- Start up and advance their business or profession;
- Protect their rights;
- Overcome their limitations; and
- Create a nurturing environment in work, education, health for women development.
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to encourage women and girls to further their education at every level