About Indiana Business And Professional Womens Club
Indiana's chapter of BPW was organized on May 1, 1935. Our charter number is 2249. Indiana BPW is proud to be one of the active clubs in the Indiana Community. We participate in various charitable and community-oriented events during the year. We are also proud to offer our members the opportunity to socialize and network with other members of the Indiana community at our monthly dinner meetings. However, BPW is officially a legislative organization created to support political candidates who support the needs and goals of working women.
Our goal is to help women in the business world and the professions. Membership is open to working women, retired women, women seeking to enter the workforce, and anyone who supports the goals of BPW.
BPW continues to be branded as the premiere grassroots organization addressing the wage gap, with most of our Local Organizations participating in events to focus on Equal Pay Day, usually the 2nd Tuesday of April. In 2002, the "Take the Pay Equity Pledge" Campaign asked candidates for Congress to sign a pledge to support the Paycheck Fairness Act. As pledge cards came in, BPW's Local Organizations held press conferences and distributed press releases on those candidates friendly to BPW's focus issue-Pay Equity.