Would you like to be part of a dynamic, diverse, high-profile organisation at the cutting edge of issues facing women in business? The BWA gives a voice to all women in business, inspiring them to dream big, personally and professionally.

The Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa has played an active and key role in inspiring, connecting and developing women in South Africa for almost 40 years. Our events, programmes and workshops are a reflection of the powerful change that can occur when we work together for a common goal – to lift, grow and help others.

In a globalised and rapidly changing business environment, we are constantly looking at how we can add more value to our members by further enhancing our development, training and capacity building programmes and to ensure we play a more instrumental advocacy role in terms of driving gender inclusivity – thereby contributing to 3 pillars important to us – transformation, nation building and socio-economic growth.


  • Be part of a professional network that brings you the latest information from the business arena, to ensure you have the competitive edge in the market.
  • A national platform to give a voice to all women in business on all topical issues
  • You will become part of an enriching, caring environment that supports the ‘whole person’.
  • Recognition and profile-building (BWOYA and RBWOYA).
  • Advice on corporate governance and gender advocacy through accessing gender transformation strategies.
  • Access to research and lobbying businesswomen’s issues (advocacy).
  • Networking - generate referrals and high-quality leads for your products or services.
  • Brand stimulation and public awareness for your business during BWA events.
  • Preferential procurement – referral within membership base.
  • You can choose to be involved in rewarding projects that benefit the community and make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Exposure to a new clientele,
  • Receive discounts on all our events
  • An environment in which to market and grow your business,
  • Become a mentor, or be mentored

Businesses and businesswomen are invited to contribute their professional skills, talents, time and sponsorship to the BWA

Join the Conversation! Become a BWA Member!