- We work on issues of importance to women and families - issues that span from birth to end of life.
- Work-life balance
- Family leave
- Health care
- Pay equity
- Equal rights
- Workplace safety
- Elimination of violence against women and girls
- Retirement and nursing care
The National Federation of Business and Professional Women and Enterprising and Professional Women-USA, an affiliate of (IFBPW) also known as BPW-International, supports this initiative of the United Nations Women and the United Nations Global Compact known as The Woemen's Empowerment Principles. Subtitled Equality Means Business, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and input gathered from across the globe. They also reflect the interests of governments and civil society and serve to support interactions among stakeholders, as achieving gender equality requires the participation of all actors at all levels.
1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality.
2. Treat all women and men fairly at work - respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination.
3. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers.
4. Promote education, training and professional development for women.
5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.
6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.
7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.
Following the Women's Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business is our roadmap for advocacy and public policy.
Our collaboration with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP):
Many women's organizations are joining with dedicated groups to have a more powerful voice in public policy issues. We are partnered with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to address the many issues that face women and families today.
Information from September 28, 2015:
The Senate took the lead on government funding and Congress appears eager to avert a government shutdown.
Contracting officers are encouraged to use new rules before the official October 14 start date for sole source contracting in the women’s procurement program.
Regulations stemming from the Frank-Dodd Act have affected small lenders and their ability to provide small businesses with critical capital.
One hundred and seven Women’s Business Center teams gathered to discuss how to best serve women who are interested in starting businesses, growing their businesses or obtaining capital at the AWBC Conference in El Paso last week.
Long time small business friend and procurement expert, Emily Murphy, will oversee all policy for the House Small Business Committee as policy director.
Women-owned companies that have exceeded their size standards face a unique set of challenges in federal contracting according to Mid-Tier Advocacy.