International Federation of Business and Professional Women

Organization's name: International Federation of Business and Professional Women
Organization's acronym: IFBPW
Former Name(s): International Federation of Business and Professional Women
Headquarters address  
Address: Rue de Rothschild 22
1202 Geneva

Switzerland
Phone: 0794485968
Email: catherine.bosshart@bpw-international.org
Web site: www.bpw-international.org
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
Languages:
  • Italian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Activities

Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Aging
  • Agriculture
  • Business and Industry
  • Children
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Coorporate Accountability
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Family
  • Financing for Development
  • Food
  • Human Rights
  • Industrial Development
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour
  • Micro-Credit
  • Peace and Security
  • Population
  • Private Sector
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Development
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation Policy
  • Torture
  • Trade and Development
  • United Nations Reform
  • Violence
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Indigenous women
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Policy advice
  • The girl child
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and armed conflict
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the economy
  • Women and the environment
  • Women in power and decision-making

Social Development:
  • Conflict
  • Employment
  • Indigenous issues
  • Poverty

Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Freshwater
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Information for decision-making and participation
  • Rural Development
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Belgium
  • Philippines
  • Uruguay
  • Benin
  • Mongolia
  • Argentina
  • Nigeria
  • France
  • Jamaica
  • Sweden
  • Ireland
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Estonia
  • Switzerland
  • Iceland
  • Bulgaria
  • Nepal
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Burkina Faso
  • Sudan
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Netherlands
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Russian Federation
  • Romania
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Panama
  • Bangladesh
  • New Zealand
  • Cambodia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Slovakia
  • Israel
  • Austria
  • Chile
  • Japan
  • Barbados
  • Uzbekistan
  • Canada
  • Jordan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Republic of Korea
  • Hungary
  • Togo
  • China
  • India
  • Spain
  • Pakistan
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Thailand
  • Ecuador
  • Ghana
  • Mexico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Türkiye
  • Haiti
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • State of Palestine
  • Indonesia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Croatia
  • Singapore
  • Poland
  • Finland
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Improve maternal health
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1930
Year of registration (YYYY): 1947
Organizational structure: The President and Executive are tasked with the management of the organisation under the direction of the International Board which meets at the Triennial Congress and consists of representatives from each affiliate. The affiliates are grouped into 5 regions each of which holds a Regional Meeting during the triennium. Affiliates may be either federations, with a minimum of 3 clubs, or associate clubs.
Number and type of members: 100,000 members with affiliates in 90 countries
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Indigenous people
  • Business and industry
  • Children and youth
  • Women
  • Non-governmental organization