"To develop and empower women, in all stages of their work lives, through education, awareness and advocacy within a supportive network."
Iowa Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Iowa)
The Iowa Federation was organized April 5, 1920, with six (6) organizations and a membership of 48 members. The Waterloo organization was the first organization in the State to pay both State and National dues – others were Clinton, Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Boone and Des Moines. The first president was Mrs. W. D. Ives of Waterloo.The original Articles of Incorporation of the Iowa Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. were filed May 14, 1924 in Black Hawk County.
In 1974, the Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Iowa Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. are recorded in Book X of Incorporation Records of Floyd County, Iowa, on pages 56 – 61.
On May 21, 2021, newly Restated Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Iowa Secretary of State pursuant to Section 504.1006 of the Revised Iowa Nonprofit Corporation Act.
April 26, 2021, a Fictitious Name Resolution was filed with the Iowa Secretary of State adopting “BPW Iowa” as our business entity name.
The state BPW organization (BPW Iowa) Fiscal Year is June 1 to May 31.
The Executive Committee for the Business and Professional Women of Iowa guides and directs six local organizations (chapters) and the members at large who comprise the state organization. The officers are the face of the BPW Iowa organization that helps so many women develop leadership skills and advance their careers, while advocating for working women on the state level.