BPW is an innovative organization of working women that provides leadership opportunities for personal and professional growth along with opportunities to create change in your workplace and community.
Our diverse group is made up of seasoned and young professionals and includes business owners, executive directors and entrepreneurs. You’ll find our members at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital, Baker College, and Lloyd Ganton Retirement Centers. Members are active leaders in the community and can be found supporting dozens of Jackson’s fine nonprofit organizations.
BPW Members participate in Equal Pay Day and the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive. We provide scholarships to support professional growth and development for women and contribute to the BPW Cancer Fund.
Our local organization is part of one of the largest working women’s organizations, the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C. and BPW Michigan.
Leadership: Current Officers (June-May)
Marie Bonkowski, President | Retired
Robin Vafiadis, Vice President | Sales Rep. for Mary Kay
Lori Masters, Treasurer | Retired
Angela Machnik, Secretary | Corporate Events Consultant
Members support the work of BPW through committee service. Committees include: programming, publicity, legislative, finance.
We meet the first and third Monday from noon to 1:15 PM at Cascades Manor House with a business and program meeting featuring various speakers on topics of interest to our members. Information about upcoming programs are included on our Facebook page. Like us! It’s the best way to stay in touch and informed.
We are members of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce.
Learn more about membership on the Join page.
History of Leadership
We recently celebrated our chapter’s 95th Anniversary. That’s quite a milestone.
Jackson BPW won the 2016 Michigan BPW Membership Award and the Anna Howard Shaw Award for Excellence in Programming.