Business & Professional Women/Vermont


BPW is a bi-partisan organization that fosters the success of working women.

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs was founded on July 15, 1919. Throughout the years, three major issues shaped BPW’s legislative agenda: elimination of sex discrimination in employment, the principle of equal pay and the need for a comprehensive equal rights amendment.

St. Johnsbury was the first local organization in the Vermont Federation of Business and Professional Women. Founded on January 19, 1922, it is the longest continuously running Chapter in the State.

BPW promotes full participation, equity and economic self-sufficiency for working women through advocacy, education and information. Join us today!

BPW Objectives
  • To elevate the standards for women in business and in the professions.
  • To promote the interest of business and professional women.
  •  To bring about a spirit of cooperation amound business and professional women of the United States.
  •  To extend opportunities to business and professional women through education along the lines of industrial, scientific and vocational activities.

Vermont BPW Organizations

There are 5 Local Chapters within Vermont and UpState New York.  Please follow the link to each here: Local Chapters