Since it's creation in 1928, National Business Women's Week has been celebrated for the purpose of recognizing and honoring the achievements of working women throughout history.
BPW/USA's members call attention to local women entrepreneurs, facilitate discussion on the needs of working women, share information about successful workplace policies and raise awareness of the resources available for women in their communities.
The concept of National Business Women's Week originated from Emma Cot Partridge, executive secretary of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs from 1924 - 1927. The first annual observance of NBWW was held April 15-22, 1928.
As BPW/USA has grown, so too has the scope of NBWW. In 1925 BPW/USA had 874 local organizations. Today, it has members in 53 state federations and over 2,000 local organizations - the majority of which hold events to observe NBWW. The celebration of National Business Women's Week has helped to promote leadership roles from women.
Storm Lake Business and Professional Women meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM for a dinner meeting at the Lakeshore Cafe. Membership is open to anyone who will uphold the ideals of the organization and is looking to improve themselves personally and professionally. You do not need to be employed to be an active member. If you would like more information please call Jody Call evenings at 732-1160.
Throughout the years, Storm Lake Business and Professional Women's Organization has celebrated National Business Women's week in a variety of ways. This year they will be hosting a Business After Hours at Abner Bells beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2001. Everyone is welcome to come learn about BPW.