What We Do
We empower women: Personally and Professionally. We develop women, in all stages of their work lives, through education, awareness and connections within a supportive environment. We laugh and have fun. We build friendships and careers. We help each other rise higher. Check out what happens at our meetings:
Professional Networking Dinners
BBPW hosts business networking events September through June, with guest speakers addressing a variety of topics of interest to working women such as health and wellness, customer service, career management and work/life balance. In September, March and May, BBPW sponsors three special events – Scholarship Recipient recognition dinner, the Young Careerist Mentoring program, and Woman of Achievement Award dinner.
Woman of Achievement
Berkshire Business and Professional Women has been honoring a local woman with this award since 1965. All the proceeds from the Woman of Achievement dinner benefit the BBPW scholarship program, which provides annual career advancement scholarships to working women residing in Berkshire County.
Berkshire BPW annually awards career advancement scholarships to working women residing in Berkshire County. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, child care, uniforms, or other related educational expenses.
In March of each year, Berkshire BPW’s event is focused on mentoring. It’s a time for members to encourage and bring young business and professional women to our event for them to hear a panel of women discuss their career, challenges and how mentoring helped and supported them in that journey. Every women, regardless of age and point in one’s career, benefit from hearing the wisdom and experience of these women.