Brisbane Women’s Club (BWC) was founded in 1908 by Margaret Ogg to make Brisbane a better place for women to live and work.
Over the last 114 years, the club has seen many successes, championing, and petitioning causes from zebra crossings outside schools, women’s rights to sit on juries to changing laws allowing women to be elected to local councils.
Today, BWC continues to support Brisbane women by funding a range of organisations, projects and events that unite, uplift, and uphold women to achieve their potential.
BWC run a series of both professional and fundraising events throughout the year as well as a grants program.
The Grants Program takes submission from the community and awards grants to organisations striving to make the lives of Brisbane women better. In the past, these grants have been awarded to charitable organisations trying to support women who need a helping hand.
The Club relies heavily on the revenue from memberships and events to provide the necessary support Brisbane women need, particularly, for their grants program.
In 2022, BWC obtained their charitable organisational status that will allow the Club to help more women and continue the grow our legacy in Brisbane.
For a full history of the Club, click here.