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2016–17 Officers at the Conference

Don’t keep BPW/OHIO a secret – T.E.A.C.H!

Welcome from the BPW/OH President

I am excited to be the 97th President of BPW Ohio and look forward to working with fellow members this year. During 2016-17 we are going to T.E.A.C.H.  We are going to Talk, Educate, Advocate, Change, and Help.

Membership continues to be the biggest topic and as an organization, we’ll maintain focus on membership. We need to Talk to our members, find out what they expect. Educate members on the traditions of BPW Ohio. Advocate what a great organization BPW is.  Change to meet the membership needs in 2016 and Help our members through this process. … T.E.A.C.H.bpwTEACH

BPW/OHIO supports the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and we need to be mindful of our Legislative platform.  We need to know about the legislation introduced in the Ohio Senate and House along with bills on the federal level.  We need to know who our legislators are and how to contact them.

As women we are naturally caregivers, and many times don’t take care of ourselves. Every day we need to take a few minutes for ourselves.mMaking small changes in our lifestyles leads to better health for ourselves and makes it easier to be there for others in our lives. Take the time for YOU!

I want to hear from the Locals this year. Share what you’re doing. Then watch for email blasts highlighting what other Locals across the state are doing. Sharing is Caring!

Don’t keep BPW/OHIO a secret – T.E.A.C.H others!

Mary Ann Dutro
BPW Ohio President



About BPW/Ohio

The Business & Professional Women of Ohio was established in 1920 and was part of the Business & Professional Women/USA. BPW has a proud history of working for women’s rights and issues. Over the years BPW has worked for the women’s right to vote, allowing women to serve on juries, pay equity, health issues, discrimination in the job market, etc. We are now a legacy partner of the BPW/Foundation based in Washington DC and continue to promote the legacy programs of BPW i.e. Young Careerist, Individual Development and National Business Women’s Week® Our locals work to better the lives of women by offering scholarships, donate to domestic violence shelters, food banks, rape crisis centers and the America Legion Buckeye Girls State. BPW is an organization dedicated to women helping women.

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Berea BPW Networking Event

On Sunday, August 21 Berea BPW hosted a networking painting event.  The Event was held at the Carolyn L. Farrell Art Studio, in Westlake, Ohio.  At this event we had an even number of members and guest as we painted a summer sunset.  Everyone had a great time, The...

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Berea BPW

Berea has been busy this summer planning events for the upcoming federation year.  We have some great speakers and outing planned in the next few months.   On July 31, Berea held their Summer Family Picnic.  Fun was had by all as we learned about the Hawaiian culture...

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