Business and Professional Women of Upper Perkiomen

P.O. Box 212

Red Hill, PA 18076

2017-2018 Program Speakers:

October - Woman and Employer of the Year
November - Speed Networking
December - Holiday Party with Quakertown BPW - UP BPW hosting
January - John M. Samony - "Breaking the Glass Ceiling"
February - Mary Bontempo - "Women in Leadership"
March - Deborah Pietruszka - Meditation
April - Women in History Essay Winners
May - Peg Calvaro - "A Fresh Start to a New Finish"
June - Scholarship Winners and Installation of Officers
Woman of the Year - 2017 - Debbie Molina
2017 Employer of the Year - Upper Perk YMCA

Frontier Girls - 2017


Each month a high school girl from the Upper Perkiomen schools is chosen as "Girl of the Month" for their academic achievements, their volunteer activities to the community, their extra-curricular activities such as sports, clubs, etc.  
October 2017 - Girl of the Month - Lauren Ness

Scholarships

BPW Upper Perkiomen offers 3 educational scholarships and 1 adult educational grant to women living in the Upper Perkiomen Valley and or Members of UPBPW. 


 •  4 year college scholarship


 •  2 year college scholarship (Ruth Treffinger scholarship)


 •  Nursing scholarship (Miriam Sampayo scholarship)


 •  Adult educational grant


The scholarships are given during the month of June.  To apply contact a member of the leadership team in the Spring of each year.  

Individual Development Program

IDP was started in the 1960's.  It provides women with public speaking and presentations skills along with leadership workplace and life skills.  It is a 15 module program that takes approximately 17 hours of training.  Once completed graduates of the program may compete giving a 5 minute prepared speech at the BPW/PA convention. 


This years topic will focus on the PA State theme for 2016-2017 is "ERA...with a Stellar Future"

 

 

If interested in taking the Individual Development Program contact our ID Chair, Gerry Fioriglio,  or visit the  BPW/PA website for more information. 

Upper Perk Individual Development Class January 2015
Individual Development Class of January 2015. 

From Left to Right, Verona Rodenberger UPBPW, Avan Roberson UPBPW, Gerry Fioriglio UPBPW / Facilitator, Ashley Moyer UPBPW, Diana Trotter S-T BPW, Sue Dunn UPBPW, Vicki Lightcap UPBPW, Karen Kutzner S-T BPW, Nancy Panza UPBPW, Judy Cox UPBPW, Ali Shaeffer Lybacki UPBPW, Dina Corrado S-T BPW, Lucy Barnhart, Rose Hartle S-T BPW.

Young Careerist

The BPW Young Careerist Program began in 1964 by BPW National President, Virginia Allan.  In 1965 the first Young Career woman was selected from 11 candidates from across Pennsylvania to represent Pennsylvania at the BPW Conference in Washington, DC. Pennsylvania’s 2011 Young Careerist will be selected from candidates who participate from all 12 Districts of BPW/PA at the 2011 BPW/PA Convention.

Further information regarding the Young Careerist Program can be obtained using the www.bpwfoundation.org website.  As a YC Candidate, you benefit from the friendships that are formed, personal growth that takes place and the opportunity for networking.   Participation in the BPW/PA Young Careerist Program allows you to reach your fullest potential and can empower you to unlock your future!  The program celebrates the accomplishments of individuals in the beginning stages of their career paths.