Benefits & Awards

Membership of BPW UK allows members to participate in driving change - not just in the UK, but throughout Europe and world-wide.

Through BPW International’s consultative status with UN agencies, the European Women’s Lobby and other international networks you can find yourself connecting with people at all levels.

Many people wish they could help and support women.

Joining BPW UK offers you a chance to actually do so.

BPW Benefits YOU with...


Sometimes our Members need tangible support to do what they really want, which is why BPW UK offers four ways to help:

As importantly, you’ll access decades of experience and advice and a wealth of new and exciting business contacts worldwide. Whether your thing’s the corporate world, the public sector, entrepreneurship or something else we’ll help you make your career far more than just your job.

The International Award

Presented every two years, this Award offers up to £1,000 to enable a member to either undertake an international research project relevant to BPW, or to assist her to attend a relevant major UN conference such as CSW - the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.

The June O’Dell Award for Training

This annual grant of £500 enables a woman returner to re-train or update her skills to improve her employment potential or enhance her career prospects.

The Members’ Emergency Fund

This registered charity was established in 1940 to assist members in time of need, and is financed by annual voluntary donations from Members. Eligibility is at the discretion of the Trustees.

The Ruth Tomlinson Memorial Fund

This registered charity helps women and men with disabilities to acquire aids, such as computer equipment and software, which will enable them to seek work and lead independent lives.