BNC – the NYS Women, Inc. Buffalo Niagara Chapter – fosters the success of women in the workforce throughout Western New York; offering career advancement resources, work/life strategies, leadership development, and personal and professional connections.
BNC offers a unique network for women’s empowerment; insight into the balance of work and family; opportunity to build their leadership capability; and a forum to develop personal and professional skills to further their careers.
BNC holds its dinner meetings on the first Wednesday each month at 5:30 p.m. Join us for resources, connections, advocacy, inspiration, and friendship.
Who We Are
NYS Women, Inc Buffalo Niagara Chapter is a group of women of all ages representing a broad spectrum of employment fields. Since our Charter in 1934, we have promoted full participation, equality and economic self-sufficiency for all working women.
NYS Women, Inc Buffalo Niagara Chapter needs you to be a member of our team. Share your life experiences with us in helping to meet the challenges facing working women today. Together we can make a difference. Together we can achieve more. Get involved by attending our monthly dinner meeting. Serve on committees that interest you including: issues management, fund-raising, finance and grants, legislation, status of women, scholarships, and others. We invite you to make a difference for yourself, for our sisters and daughters, for working women everywhere. Make your membership in NYS Women, IncBuffalo Niagara Chapter work for you - get involved!
There's lots of talk about "family-friendly workplaces," but as women, we're doing more than talking - we're taking action. We're taking the lead in defining what "family-friendly" really means. Together, we're mapping out practical ways to implement quality work policies that benefit each of us and our families while positively affecting the company's bottom line, focusing on:
- Equal and fair pay issues
- Flexible hours and parental leave
- Policies for improved child care and elder care
- Social Security Reform
Working women in the WNY area have made dramatic strides over the last several decades. Today women populate the work force in greater numbers than ever before, and in position of increasing significance. Today we are making a difference for tomorrow.