Business & Professional Women UK
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- with the confidence and connections to make a difference!

Useful Lynx (!)

Terrible pun, but what a gorgeous animal!

BPWUK is - obviously - connected to a wide array of women's and other organisations, collaborating at various levels to improve gender equality and tackle a wide range of other women's issues.

Some of our main connections are below - this list isn't comprehensive and we're always looking for new ways to connect, so if you'd like to add your group please do let us know!

The Six-O Group , comprising BPWUK and the other five leading women's organisations in the UK, meet regularly to discuss policy and strategy.

The British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) is the voice of women graduates in England, promoting  female education globally and supporting a range of overseas initiatives.


The National Council of Women of Great Britain (NCWGB) aims to raise women's interest in local, regional & national affairs and to increase their involvement in decision-making.
The National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to themselves and their communities.


The National Federation of Townswomen's Guilds plays a pivotal role in communicating important national issues to governmental bodies and the media.

Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) transforms the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.
We also work actively with:
The National Alliance of Women's Organisations (NAWO) works in partnership with other women's organisations:
- To ensure that women's voices are heard and attended to nationally, in Europe & internationally
- To ensure gender is mainstreamed throughout all government policies & in their implementation

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) champions the voluntary sector and volunteering because they're essential for a better society.
"Our vision is a society where we can all make a difference to the causes that we believe in."

The UNA Women's Advisory Council (WAC UNA) believes that a strong, credible and effective UN is essential if we are to build a safer, fairer and more sustainable world. We advocate strong government support for the UN - political and financial - and seek to demonstrate why the UN matters to people everywhere.
The Women's resource centre is the leading national umbrella organisation for the women's sector, working towards linking all aspects of the women's movement. We support our members to be more effective and sustainable through training, and we lobby the government on their behalf on a range of women's issues.
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The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) brings together the women’s movement in Europe to influence the general public and European Institutions in support of women’s human rights and equality between women and men. We are the largest European umbrella network of women’s associations representing a total of more than 2000 organisations in all EU Member States and Candidate Countries, as well as 18 European-wide organisations representing the diversity of women and girls in Europe.


The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an autonomous body of the European Union, established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all EU policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex, as well as to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality.


The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY), supports the work of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and UN Women. advocates with Member States for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls across the globe in support of the work of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and UN Women and also supports the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Security Resolution 1325, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.