BPW Caboolture to celebrate 35 years

Published 2:00pm 8 November 2023

BPW Caboolture to celebrate 35 years
Words by Nadia Chapman

Photo courtesy of Vicki Wood | Chris Knight, Loraine Wallace and Myrtle Green at a BPW conference in 1990 

Members and supporters of BPW Caboolture will celebrate 35 years of the dynamic and diverse club on November 13.

BPW Caboolture first formed in 1988 by a small group of local Caboolture businesswomen seeking networking opportunities.

The club quickly became successful, with recognition in the community and was respected by all levels of government.

BPW Caboolture club president Vicki Wood says the evening to celebrate the club's anniversary will be filled with plenty of excitement and entertainment.

“Throughout the event, we will provide a delightful array of refreshments, engaging activities, and inspiring conversations underscoring the importance of promoting gender equality and uplifting women in our society,” Vicki says.

“We will highlight achievements over the years, but most importantly we want to focus on the future. We have been around for a long time and want to show how we will continue that.”

During the celebrations, BPW Caboolture will announce two significant events on its calendar for the year ahead, one which is completely new to the club.

“The new event is a chance to give back to businesswomen and help them advance in their chosen path, which is what BPW is all about,” Vicki says.

“For any women in small business, this would be a great night to connect with like-minded people and hear about an opportunity to benefit you.

“But the night is not just for women, we have had so many people help us along the way and we always encourage anyone to attend our regular breakfast events as well as this significant milestone."

Life and Charter member Joy Leishman says BPW Caboolture has been committed to supporting women in the community but has done much more than that for the past 35 years.

“In the early 2000s, BPW Caboolture supported me as Mayor along with the Minister’s Fraternal in organising the Chaplaincy Support Breakfast, which went on to become so successful,” Joy says.

“BPW Caboolture started the BPW Career Woman award, which is now a national and international award with BPW Australia and International.

“The club is also committed to equal pay and runs a program every year on recognition, information and promotion.”

Some of BPW Caboolture's biggest achievements over the years include its International Women’s Day events, candle lighting ceremonies, BPW Caboolture expo and the BPW Australia conference coming to Moreton Bay.

Bookings are essential for the anniversary celebration. Tickets are $22.49 per person.

Find out more information here.

Head along

BPW Caboolture’s ‘Let’s Light Up 35’ event will be held from 5.30-7.30pm at Moreton Bay Lions, at Red Rooster Park, Aquatic Centre Drive, Burpengary.

To stay up to date with BPW Caboolture, follow the club on Facebook or visit the website.

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