BPW/AZ is a statewide organization consisting of several local chapters. Membership is open to any individual who is willing to endorse the objectives of BPW/AZ. BPW/AZ promotes full participation, equity, and economic self-sufficiency for working women. We are the leading advocate for today's workingwoman, and additionally support our cause through advocacy, education and information
Jan will be speaking at 9:15 a.m. in Section 6B at the Tempe Library, Desert Willow Room in the lower level of the library.
Her topic is: The Struggle of Arizona Women for Equal Rights: Lobbying Congress for Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment From 1938-1972.
This paper focuses on the 1938-1972 lobbying effort by BPW/AZ for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment but Congress and the positions/actions of Arizona's federal legislators for ERA. It"s not about the ERA ratification process!
Introduced 100 years ago in Congress, the struggle for ERA ratification has now lasted longer than the struggle for women's suffrage.
The talk contains lots of quotes from Carl Hayden, Barry Goldwater, and Paul Fannin about their ERA positions as well as numerous quotes from BPW/AZ legislative chairs and leaders.
She has managed to pull together a lot of incredible information from our BPW/AZ convention reports, state magazines, committee reports, etc., and it's a great talk.
Please share information about this talk which discusses the largely unknown account of the early years of ERA lobbying in Congress with other BPW/AZ members.
For further information, check the Arizona History Convention schedule at their website: arizona history.org or the Arizona History Convention page on Facebook. You can view and download copies of the convention schedule at both sites. Schedule
Saturday April 29,2023
Wyndham Phoenix Airport Hotel
1600 S. 52nd Street, Tempe AZ
It is with great sadness that we learned of Dorine's passing on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. She was 88.
Memorial services for Dorine will be conducted Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Safford by Pastor Corby Johnson. Dorine will be laid to rest in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Kentland, Indiana.
Dorine was a member and officer of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs. She joined the local club in Clifton in 1960 and over many years she rose through District, State and National officers to become the President of BPW/USA in 1980. Dorine campaigned vigorously for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, not only in Arizona but in Washington, D.C. and across the country. She continued her membership with Safford BPW, sharing her time and experience with working women closer to home.
April 23, 2022
Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Foundation and Scholarships
The Arizona Business and Professional Women's Foundation promotes the advancement of Arizona's working women through scholarships, research, and education. Scholarships are awarded to women 19 years or older (by May 1) who are returning to school at a community college or 4 year college to acquire better job opportunities or advance their current careers. All scholarship recipients are required to attend one Arizona BPW Foundation event per year.