Advocacy

BPW Edmonton provides its members with the opportunity to shape and influence the world around us by speaking with one voice to advocate for effective change to improve the economic, employment, political and social conditions for all working women.  This includes the ability to influence local municipal governments, the provincial and federal governments and the United Nations by advocating to the benefit of women in our community and around the world.

Recent Resolutions:

We have partnered together with Suit Yourself Edmonton, a volunteer driven organization that increases the confidence and self-esteem of women facing barriers to employment by providing them with one-on-one service to help them create a work appropriate wardrobe through access to donated, high-quality work wear items.

At any of our upcoming events, we encourage attendees to bring a donation to Suit Yourself. There will be a donation box available to you. Every little bit helps! 

Suit Yourself accepts new and gently loved items suitable for the workplace, such as:

  • Suits (both pant and skirt)

  • Jackets, blazers and cardigans

  • Dress pants

  • Office appropriate skirts and dresses

  • Shirts/blouses

  • Camisoles and bras

  • Dress shoes and boots

  • Jewelry and accessories

  • Outerwear (dress coats and jackets)

  • Unused make up and skin products

  • Hair products and accessories

  • New women’s toiletries (deodorant, perfume, body spray/lotions, etc.)

BPW Edmonton has established a Bursary fund with MacEwan University, where each year a female student in good academic standing who is enrolled in a business program at MacEwan, and who has demonstrated a commitment to education, professional development and social change.

Funds from our events have been contributed to this Bursary, and to make it easier for you to donate to help a deserving student we have created a donation page. Please follow the link below to donate. 

Thank you! 

Donate here.