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To elevate the standards of
business and professional women

To promote the interests of
business and professional women

To bring about a spirit of cooperation
among business and
women of the United States

To extend opportunities to business and
professional women through education along the lines
of industrial,
scientific and vocational activities


Since our founding in 1945, Berea BPW has established a long-standing tradition of being of service to working women. Over the years we have expanded our outreach to include the enrichment of all women.

As a proud supporter of such organizations as SCAN Hunger Center, The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, The Domestic Violence and Children’s Advocacy Center, The YWCA’s NIA Program and Buckeye Girls State, to name a few, Berea BPW actively contributes to the betterment of the community. Never forgetting our roots in promoting equality for all women, Berea BPW proudly stands upon a firm legislative platform.

Membership is open to all women and men who subscribe to the objectives of the organization.

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Consider joining us! After all…..

As a member of Berea BPW, you will have access
to these and other benefits




Monthly Meetings and Programs

Berea BPW meets the second Thursday of every month (excluding July and August) for dinner, fellowship, and exciting programs. Examples of past programs include gender differences in communications, staying fit through light exercise, women’s leadership styles, as well as programs featuring women active in the political arena.






Multi-level MembershipWhen you join Berea BPW, you automatically become a member of Region 2 of BPW/Ohio, our state organization.
Each provides its own membership benefits. That’s a lot of value for your membership dollar!







Exciting Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter, the Aileron is filled with upcoming events, member information, state and national news, and community events. The newsletter is a great way to stay in touch with all the activities of Berea BPW.  You will also receive our state newsletter, the Ohio Business Women (OBW)










Membership Directory

Every member receives a membership directory which includes the schedule of
programs, a listing of the executive board, as well as both home and business addresses, phone numbers and emails for each of our members.






Networking Opportunities

Every Berea BPW event affords you the opportunity to meet new women and learn more about your fellow BPW members. The diversity of our membership, which spans all occupations and includes retired members, provides a great way to make personal and professional connections!






Being Involved in the Community

Berea BPW supports many projects that directly assist women and that have a positive impact in the community. For example, Berea BPW is a regular benefactor of local women’s shelters. Additionally, the members support fund raising activities every year to sponsor scholarships for non-traditional women students returning to school. The community is  enhanced by Berea BPW’s annual support of the Berea Arts Festival, the Berea historical Society and other volunteer opportunities. We are also a member of the Berea Chamber of Commerce.

Also, Berea BPW encourages active participation in legislative issues by sponsoring political awareness events and promoting political involvement by our members. The results of Berea BPW’s commitment to women’s issues and to the community are far reaching and important to our mission as an organization.


  Ready to join us?
Download the membership brochure
and application here
 or use our online application



It’s an organization where you will
make friends…make connections…
and make a difference

Meet the Berea BPW 2013 – 2014 Officers:


Nancy Jirousek

Contact Nancy



1st Vice-President

Sharon McTigue

 Contact Sharon



2nd Vice-President

Nuha Nawash

 Contact Nuha



Colleen Byers

Contact Colleen





Kathy Kellums
Contact Kathy







General Meeting Information:

Generally our Monthly Dinner Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month (September thru June) at the Colony Room  Baldwin Wallace Student Union located at 120 E Grand St, Berea, OH 44017. Occasionally we will hold events/meetings at other venues.  Be sure to check the Event Schedule Page to verify the time and location.

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Networking begins at 6:00 pm; Dinner at 6:30 pm followed by a short business meeting. Programs begin at approximately 7:30 pm. Cost is $18. Reservations are required.

You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings…GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Sharon McTigue at

Visit our Event Calendar page for a list of this year’s programs