Annual Convention – Held annually in June, the Convention allows BPW-NC a time to come together, receive annual reports, conduct business, elect and install officers, and present educational workshops pertaining to women’s issues.
BPW-NC Foundation – A foundation set up to provide scholarships to enable women in North Carolina to get the education needed to realize their full career potential.
BPW – Business and Professional Women. May be used to refer to members, a local club, or a State Federation.
CWOY – Career Woman of the Year. Using a set of guidelines, clubs submit candidates to receive this prestigious award.
ERA – The Alice Paul Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Green & Gold – Fund-raising activities for the BPW-NC Foundation including personal or corporate donations and special functions held during the annual conference.
ID – Individual Development. A structured course of study in public speaking and group interaction developed by BPW and available for use in Local Clubs.
Issues Management – The annual programs clubs use to promote women’s issues.
NBWW – National Business Women’s Week. Celebrated in October, usually the third full week, by all BPW clubs.
PR – Public Relations. The means of promoting your club, your members, and BPW through the news media and in local publications.
SLRP – (Pronounced ‘slurp’) Strategic Long Range Planning, a process of planning, organizing, and setting both long- and short-term goals for the BPW-NC Federation.
T&D – Training and Development.
THW – Tar Heel Women, the official publication of BPW-NC.
YC – Young Careerist. A program that recognizes outstanding young women (aged 21 to 35) in their field and introduces the Young Careerists to the ideals and standards of the Federation.