BPW Lekki is an affiliate club of BPW Nigeria. BPW Nigeria is a member of BPW International, one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women, with affiliates in over 100 countries across five continents. Its members include influential women leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and politicians of all ages.
BPW Nigeria was started in 1961 by Mrs. Theodora Obafunmilayo Manuwa and a group of women in Lagos. The Lagos club became an associate club in 1962 followed by Ibadan and Enugu in 1964. In 1965 all these club became known as the Nigerian Federation of Business and Professional Women. Today there are 21 clubs with more in the process of formation.
BPW Nigeria is a member of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW) Also simply called Business and Professional Women (BPW) International. BPW was founded in 1930 by an American, Mrs. Lena Madesin Philips. The first club took off in Geneva, Switzerland. Today it has grown to include clubs in over one hundred countries around the world.
BPW develops the business, professional and leadership potential of women on all levels through advocacy, education, mentoring, networking, skill building, and economic empowerment programmes and projects around the world.
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