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Upcoming events

North Carolina Business & Professional Women’s Clubs (BPW/NC) 

is a network of North Carolina local clubs committed to empowering working women  to fully achieve their potential in their careers.     We are a multi-generational, nonpartisan organization with a mission to provide personal and professional growth opportunities  and to promote equity in the workplace.

Upcoming events

    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 11:00 PM
    • Rocky Mount, NC

    BPW/NC 2017 Annual Convention

    The two-day event, which takes place on June 23 and 24, 2017, includes dynamic speakers, interesting stories, and thought provoking discussions.

    This event is an amazing opportunity for business and professional women to expand their network, enhance their professional skills, and explore new ideas. Learn more about yourself and what Business and Professional Women (BPW/NC) can do for you.

    You can’t miss one moment of this event!

    BASIC Frequently Asked Questions for State Convention


    Building Powerful Women: Making Connections


    June 23-24, 2017


    This is a tentitive schedule, subject to change.

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    6pm Dinner with board members, not included in the convention fees. Then, Downtown Live @  Imperial Center, Rocky Mount featuring "Spare Change" of Mount Olive, NC.

    Convention Starts Friday!

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    8:30am - 11:45am Pre-Convention meetings

    9:00am-9:30am Board of Trustees Meeting, Stonewall Room

    9:30am-10:00am Federation Board of Directors Meeting, Stonewall Room

    9:45am-11:45am Young Careerist Interviews, Suite 106

    10:00am - 11:45am - Check-in at Registration Desk

    10:15am-11:15am Foundation Board Meeting, Stonewall Room

    11:15am-12:00pm Break

    12:00pm-12:05pm President's Welcome/Host Club Welcome

    Posting of the Colors by the ROTC

    Pledge of Allegiance Assembly

    Collect Assembly

    Welcome to Rocky Mount, The Honorable David Combs, Mayor of Rocky Mount

    12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch 

    1:00pm-1:20pm Young Careerist's speeches

    1:20-1:30pm Break

    1:30pm-2:45pm Civic Involvement, Pat Adams

    Being a Female Candidate, The Honorable 

    Dr. Bobbie J. Richardson

    2:45pm-3:00pm Break

    3:00pm-4:00pm Federation Business Meeting

    4:00pm-6:30pm Break, relax by the pool, go shopping, take a nap!

    5:25pm-6:25pm First timers meet with the President and Vice President in the Hospitality Suite

    6:30pm-9:00pm Pig and Chicken Picking Dinner by the Gazebo, with Entertainment by Linda Ripke Front Porch Music, Hosted by Nashville BPW

    9:00pm-11:00pm Hospitality suite open

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    7:00am Walk for Women Warriors

    8:00am - 9:00am Check-in at Registration Desk

    8:00am-9:00am Lite breakfast included with your room rental in the Chavis Room

    8:00am-9:00am Golden Key Breakfast (Past State Presidents) Stonewall Room II

    9:00am-9:05 Welcome, President and Host Club 

    9:05am-10:05am Foundation Meeting

    10:10am-10:30am Memorial Service

    10:30am-11:20am Finances, Sherlon Page of Edward Jones

    11:20am-11:30am Break

    11:30am-1:30pm Keynote Speaker, Dr. Patrice Alexander 57th BPW/NC President, Introduction by Mary P. Wells, 67th BPW/NC president

    1:30pm-1:45pm Break

    1:45pm-2:15pm Speaker-Cyber Risk Management

    2:15pm-2:30pm Break

    2:30pm-4:00pm Officer Training

    Presidents and Vice Presidents-Varnell Kinnin

    Secretaries-Michelle Evans

    Treasurers-Linda Hardy

    Marketing, Membership, and Public Relations-TBD


    4:00pm-6:30pm Break, Relax, take a dip in the pool, go shopping!

    6:30pm-8:30pm Banquet at Benvenue Country Club

    7:30pm-8:30pm Installation Ceremony, Announcement of Young Carrerist and Career Woman of the Year winners

    8:30pm-8:40pm Invitation to 2018 Convention

    9:00pm-11:00pm Hospitality Suite Open

    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Breakfast is included with your room rental for up to 4 people.

    Transition meeting time and location to be determined.   


    Join us! for a weekend filled with rich opportunities to grow both as an individual and as a BPW/NC member!!

    Overnight Accommodations:

    The link below will take you to the hotel registration page.

    The rooms  are $99 to $129/night plus tax. 

    Deadline to reserve a hotel room is May 26, 2017. 

    Reserve your room today here

    Register for Convention by clicking the blue button below

    Register for Convention today!

    Convention Registration Policy:
    Registration on-site will be open only if space is available.

    Convention Refund/Cancellation Policy:

    Individual cancellation requests must be made in writing to the BPW/NC President, Marsha Riibner-Cady, 103 Weir Point Dr. Manteo, NC 27954 or Email: no later than June 15, 2017. 

    Cancellation requests received after June 15, 2017 will forfeit all fees. Please note that your registration may be transferred to someone else if you find you are unable to attend convention.

    By attending this event you acknowledge and understand that photographs and video may be taken during the event and acknowledge and understand that you hereby grant the North Carolina Federation of Business & Professional Women's Club, Incorporated a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right to use your image or likeness for any lawful purpose relating to marketing of future events, in any media, without right of prior approval of the use.

Past events

04 Apr 2017 BPW/Triangle Virtual Business Meeting - April
24 Mar 2017 BPW/NC Women Empowered and Enlightened Event
07 Feb 2017 BPW/Triangle Virtual Business Meeting - February
21 Jan 2017 Women's March on Raleigh
13 Dec 2016 BPW/Triangle Virtual Business Meeting - December
01 Nov 2016 BPW/Triangle Virtual Business Meeting - November
06 Sep 2016 BPW/Triangle Virtual Business Meeting - September
24 Jun 2016 BPW/NC 2016 Annual Convention
12 Mar 2016 BPW/NC Spring Board Meeting
19 Oct 2015 BPW/NC Virtual Club - October Event
03 Oct 2015 BPW/NC Summer 2015 Board Meeting (Cancelled due to weather)
23 Jul 2015 Women's Professional Empowerment Alliance (WPEA) 2015 Conference
20 Jun 2015 Fayetteville BPW invites you to "Honoring Our Father's Motorcycle Ride"
28 May 2015 BPW/NC 2015 Annual Convention
21 Apr 2015 Women's Advocacy Day 2015
30 Mar 2015 MBPW invites you to the Charlotte Hornets Women in Business Night
06 Mar 2015 BPW/NC Women Empowered and Enlightened Event
21 Feb 2015 BPW/NC Winter Board Meeting
16 Feb 2015 BPW/NC Virtual Club - February Event
20 Nov 2014 BPW/Concord-Cabarrus Fundraiser: The Marvelous Wonderettes
14 Nov 2014 BPW/Virginia Dare Hosts 2014 Symposium
09 Oct 2014 BPW/Sanford Hosts The Women's Exchange Symposium
20 Sep 2014 BPW/NC Board Summer Meeting
11 Sep 2014 MBPW After Hours Event Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
24 Jul 2014 Women’s Professional Empowerment Alliance (WPEA)
20 Jun 2014 BPW/NC State Convention!
18 Jun 2014 BPW/Metropolitan Hosts Luncheon Event
10 Jun 2014 BPW/Virginia Dare Hosts Final Dinner Event Of The Year
31 May 2014 Tar Heel Woman Published
31 May 2014 Deadline for Club and Member Awards Entries
23 May 2014 Tar Heel Woman Article Deadline
21 May 2014 BPW/Metropolitan Hosts: Board Installation Luncheon
12 May 2014 BPW/Virginia Dare Hosts: Real Women, Real Stories
30 Apr 2014 BPW/Raleigh Hosts Seminar Fundraiser: Responding to Rapid Change and Disruption
22 Apr 2014 BPW/Raleigh Hosts: 3 Steps to Extraordinary Productivity
16 Apr 2014 BPW/Metropolitan Hosts Luncheon Event
09 Apr 2014 BPW/Raleigh Hosts Seminar Fundraiser: Powerful Presenting!
08 Apr 2014 BPW/Outerbanks Hosts: Aspire Program
08 Apr 2014 BPW/Metropolitan Hosts: Equal Pay Event
08 Apr 2014 Equal Pay Day
02 Apr 2014 Tar Heel Woman Published
25 Mar 2014 BPW/Raleigh Hosts: 5 Steps to Prevent Burnout for the High-Achieving Professional Woman
23 Mar 2014 Tar Heel Woman Article Deadline
19 Mar 2014 BPW/Metropolitan Hosts: Lunch With Morgan Fogarty, Lead Anchor WCCB Charlotte
18 Mar 2014 BPW/USA Foundation Women's History Celebration
13 Mar 2014 BPW/Sanford Hosts: Shop Smarter Luncheon
11 Mar 2014 BPW/Virginia Dare Hosts: National Women's History Month Movie Screening
08 Mar 2014 International Women's Day
07 Mar 2014 BPW/Raleigh Hosts: Reality Store Simulation Game
07 Mar 2014 BPW/Virginia Dare Participates in International Women's Day
01 Mar 2014 March is Women's History Month
01 Mar 2014 State Board Candidate Application Deadline
25 Feb 2014 BPW/Raleigh Hosts: Not Your Mama's Networking Event
21 Feb 2014 BPW Federation Board of Directors Meeting
19 Feb 2014 BPW Metropolitan Hosts: Creating Career Outcomes
18 Feb 2014 BPW/Virginia Dare Hosts: Exploring Alternative Medicine
31 Jan 2014 Tar Heel Woman Published
25 Jan 2014 BPW/Nashville Hosts Nashville Opry!
24 Jan 2014 BPW/NC Women Empowered and Enlightened Event
23 Jan 2014 Tar Heel Woman Article Deadline
21 Jan 2014 BPW/Metropolitan Hosts After Hours
15 Jan 2014 BPW/Metropolitan Hosts Speaker Luncheon
07 Jan 2014 Women Veteran Conference: Cultivating Connectedness
10 Dec 2013 BPW/Virginia Dare to Host Holiday Gathering
07 Dec 2013 Member Appreciation Holiday Party - hosted by BPW/Raleigh
30 Nov 2013 Tar Heel Woman Published
26 Nov 2013 BPW/Raleigh Hosts "The Emerging IT Landscape"
23 Nov 2013 Tar Heel Woman Article Deadline
20 Nov 2013 BPW/Metropolitan Hosts Speaker Luncheon
08 Nov 2013 Breakfast Benefiting BPW Women Veterans Fund
01 Nov 2013 BPW/Virginia Dare Hosts 2013 Symposium
22 Oct 2013 BPW/Triad Celebrates National Business Women's Week
21 Oct 2013 National Business Women’s Week®
20 Oct 2013 BPW Documentary Screens at IMAX in Raleigh
16 Oct 2013 BPW/Metropolitan NBWW Celebration
10 Oct 2013 BPW/Sanford Hosts The Women's Exchange Symposium
08 Oct 2013 BPW Virginia Dare Hosts After Hours Social
01 Oct 2013 Tar Heel Woman Published
27 Sep 2013 BPW Federation Board of Directors Meeting
24 Sep 2013 BPW/Raleigh Hosts Professional Woman's Networking Dinner Event
23 Sep 2013 Tar Heel Woman Article Deadline
10 Sep 2013 BPW/Virginia Dare Hosts Status of Women in Eastern NC - FREE
27 Aug 2013 BPW/Raleigh Kicks Off Their Speaker Series
26 Aug 2013 Women's Equality Day
21 Aug 2013 BPW/Metropolitan Luncheon
31 Jul 2013 Tar Heel Woman Published
26 Jul 2013 Women’s Professional Empowerment Alliance (WPEA)
25 Jul 2013 Tar Heel Woman Article Deadline
19 Jul 2013 BPW/NC Federation Board Transition Meeting
21 Jun 2013 BPW/NC 2013 Annual Convention
21 Jul 2012 BPW/NC Board Transition Meeting
21 Jul 2012 Strategic Long Range Planning: BPW/NC
21 Jun 2012 State Convention 2012
21 Jan 2012 Individual Development Program: Lincolnton "We need to find the "Ruby" in us all"
14 Jan 2012 Individual Development Program: Sanford "We need to find the "Ruby" in us all"
02 Nov 2011 NC Governor's Conference for Women
21 Oct 2011 Fall 2011 WEE/CWOY Combined Event
17 Sep 2011 ID PROGRAM: Sanford "Are your Ruby Red Slippers losing their sparkle?
10 Sep 2011 ID PROGRAM: Lincolnton "Are your Ruby Red Slippers losing their sparkle?
24 Jun 2011 State Conference

Contact us
State President: Marsha Riibner-Cady


Call:  (252) 423-0819

Mail: BPW/NC Headquarters Building, PO Box 276, Carrboro, NC 27510

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