Our Mission: To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.


Has a Voice
Works at Overcoming Opposition
Show Leadership
Embraces Change
Takes Action
Conveys No Negativity
Thinks Outside the box 

Clue #5 2017-18 Volcano slogan

2017–18 BPW/OH Executive Committee


BPW OHIO will be accepting nominations from the floor during the Conference Friday Business Session for the 2018-2019 Executive Committee positions.  

BPW OHIO State Nominations Information
Exhibit B    BPW OHIO Candidate Data Form


Civil Duty or Civil Unrest?

Having voted in every election since the age of 18 should count for something, right? Feeling frustrated and dismayed, however, compels more action than any election results can provide.
Civic duty is defined as the responsibility of a citizen to their country or organization, to vote and maintain order. It is interchangeable to civil obligation to the citizens. Do we not have a responsibility to create and maintain safe environments for our families, children, and loved ones?
In light of the recent high school massacre in Parkland Florida, the teenage students are taking their responsibility and civic duty in their own hands. It is creating civil unrest and debates are taking place on every street corner coffee shop. They are protesting to the government and in the very first shock filled week have planned a National Event for March 24th 2018 entitled ”March For Our Lives”. It is very similar to the protests in the late sixties and early seventies against the Vietnam War.
It is a war of sorts. They (students) have a right to live without fear and without reprisals from anyone. Our government has to wake up. It seems there is a shooting with assault weapons every week and we are becoming desensitized to the drama. Horror and death are common place. Some say that stopping the sale of assault weapons will not make a difference but it has in other countries such as Australia. We are face to face with an epidemic!
The US has had more mass shootings and more people killed than 10 other countries combined. Canada, Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Mexico, Norway, and Switzerland to be exact.
It is outrageous to think the power of the lobbyists has that much power, but it all boils down to cold hard cash. They support our politicians who vote accordingly.
It is our civic duty to be part of the civic unrest; the unrest of all the mothers, fathers and loved ones of all the young lives that we have all lost. There have been over 200 lives lost since 2000 in shootings that were made possible because a few people believe in the uncontrolled sales of weapons meant for WAR! Stop the insanity and stop the murders! 7 out of 10 voters want sensible changes to our laws and that, my friends, is a majority. The constitutional rights of gun owners will not be affected by common sense changes in the sales of guns and background checks. No other country has more weapons per capita than the United States! Stop the insanity!!!____________________________________________________________________________

Clue #13 What is the date of this event


In conjunction with OAI, the NASA Glenn Chapter of BPW invites you to a


MARCH 28, 2018


In March of 1968, thirty women at NASA Glenn Research Center signed a charter to establish a Business and Professional Women’s Club. Fifty years later, the NASA Glenn Chapter of a national organization known as Business and Professional Women will celebrate its 50th anniversary golden jubilee.

Join NASA employees, local community leaders and BPW members for an inspiring event. Keynoting our lineup will be Dr. Janet Kavandi – Director, NASA Glenn Research Center and NASA Astronaut-Retired.

Other noted speakers will share thoughts on advancing women in science and leadership. The event includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a special Jubilee Celebration Toast with dessert and champagne. Parking is free of charge.

For information, or to reserve your space in advance, please contact Howard Thompson at howardthompson@oai.org.

Questions may also be directed to Nan vonDeak, President of the NASA Glenn Chapter of BPW at amanda.l.vondeak@nasa.gov.

Please click on the link below for more information




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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ID YC Program Course presented by Lancaster

BPW has another opportunity to attend an Individual Development/Young Careerist program Course on Feb 24, 2018. Please see the attached flyer for more information. ID YC Program Course Lancaster Feb 24, 2018 **Also checkout the Signature Program tab - Individual...

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