- Lobby group, Professional Association and Women's Rights Organisation
- Alternative Names
- Business and Professional Women's Club of Sydney
The Business and Professional Women's Club of Sydney (later BPW Sydney Club) was founded in 1939 with Dr Constance D'Arcy as its first president. Its general aims were to promote the interests of business and professional women; to alert them to their responsibilities in their own country and in world affairs; and to raise or maintain standards of education for women.
Like other such clubs, it was explicitly founded to provide a space for (largely elite) women's networking, and to work for their professional interests. It has also worked for equal pay and employment opportunities for women. The club continues to work to elevate the status of women generally, remove discrimination and to present the views of business and professional women to government. It still also operates to provide a space for women's networking.