Watch: “Young girls need positive role models” – Catherine Bosshart, BPW International

The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International) has become one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women with affiliates in 95 countries in five continents. It currently has over 45,000 members from over 110 countries spread over five continents.

BPW, worldwide, works for the empowerment of young girls and women. It has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and participatory status with the Council of Europe. Its members include influential women leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, professionals and young career women.

This year, the federation is celebrating 90 years of history. spoke to Catherine Bosshart, a Swiss historian of contemporary and modern history, and a specialist in gender studies, who is BPW International Vice President United Nations.

Speaking about women who end up with no means of personal income for one reason or another, Bosshart said, “You have no guarantee nowadays that a marriage is going to work out, and then these women end up out on the streets, with no money of their own, nothing.”