What are the benefits of membership in the California Federation?

  • Membership in the California Federation includes membership in a District, National, Regional and International organizations, all included in the dues.
  • Entitles to attend events at all levels, receive communications, contribute to policy development, work on committees and run for office.
  • Participate in activities at all levels of the organization; attend webinars, conferences, workshops, and any of its many events.
  • Opportunity to meet and collaborate with members from clubs in over 100 countries.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with the many partner organizations of BPW including several agencies of the United Nations.

What are the duties of membership?

  • Members in good standing have paid their annual fees and support the aims and objectives of BPW.
  • They are encouraged to participate in the activities of their Club, District and State Federation, and have the opportunity to also work at the National, Regional and International levels.
  • They are encouraged to attend meetings, participate in committee work and stand for office.

When and where are the meetings held?

  • Each club has its own calendar of events. Most clubs meet once a month.
  • Each District usually meets three times a year – Fall, Winter and Spring – with Spring being the Annual General Meeting.
  • The California Federation holds its Annual Conference usually in May and the Public Policy Conference in February/March. Meeting locations change every year, alternating North and South.
  • The National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NFBPWC) meets every two years – usually in July. Locations vary around the United States.
  • The Regional Conference is every three years and is held either in North America or in the Caribbean.
  • The International Federation holds its Congress every three years. The 2017 Congress will be in Cairo Egypt, the 2020 will be in Orlando, Florida – USA, and the 2023 will be in South America.

How much are the membership dues?

  • The dues for the California Federation are $80 per year. They include the dues to the National, Regional and International dues.   Individual clubs and Districts may add a nominal amount for their expenses.

BPW Membership allows you to increase your leadership potential and connects you with women through a global web of influence.


Districts and Clubs

Local California Clubs for Professional Women

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Current dues:
Member — $80/year + local club dues as applicable
Student member — $25.00/year + local club dues as applicable
All dues include membership in BPW International, NFBPWC,CFBPW,
and your closest local BPW club.
You may also be a Member-At-Large without club affiliation.

Northern California

Bay Capital District

Northern District

Southern California

Sierra Mar District

Valley Sunset District

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Print, complete and send with your check via mail to:
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