|BPW International Website (2005-2008)|
BPW International wins 2008 Award of Excellence
for its website – bpw-international.org
The Awards for Publication Excellence™ (APEX- USA) announced in 2008 that the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW) has won an Award of Excellence for its website under the category of “most improved web or intranet site”. Of special interest, is the microsite built for the BPW International Congress in Mexico (2008) and the mentoring web section which showcases the mentoring and skills training programs in over 20 countries. Chonchanok Viravan, president of BPW International led the virtual website team which was located around the globe.
Anna Fang, chair of the BPW International Mentoring Taskforce helped to provide the content from over 20 countries for the mentoring programs around the world. She also worked with the president and the webgrrl on editing and proofreading the website.
The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (also known as BPW International) was founded by Dr. Lena Madesin Phillips in 1930. BPW International was one of the first women's organisations to be granted Consultative Status with the United Nations in 1947.
BPW International has representatives at three UN Headquarters in New York, Geneva and Vienna, and at UN regional offices in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and West Asia. BPW International has over 25,000 members in 90 member countries and is known for its career development, leadership development, legislative, educational, personal development and capacity-building projects in each country. BPW affiliates and members have helped over 200,000 women to help themselves during the past 15 years.