About Capital Region Women's Network



Our Mission: 


To Promote Personal and Professional Development for Women Through Advocacy, Education, and Information.

Capital Region Women’s Network (CRWN) was formed by merging two local women's groups: “State Street BPW” and the "Greater Capital Region BPW" in 1981.

CRWN (pronounced "crown") meets monthly from September through June for a dinner meeting that typically includes a speaker, networking opportunities, a brief business meeting and sometimes fundraising for our scholarship.

We are a local chapter of New York State Women, Inc. (NYSW) a statewide organization dedicated to promoting equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information and includes among its membership women and men of every age, race, religion, political party and socio-economic background. Formerly known as Business and Professional Women/NY (BPW/NY) which promoted workplace equity since 1919. When BPW/USA reorganized into the BPW Foundation, the state and local clubs adapted with name changes but remain vibrant and their mission continues to be critical to the lives of working women. 

Goals and Objectives:


CRWN together with NYS Women, Inc. fosters the success of women by providing career advancement resources, work-life strategies and personal and professional connections.  Organizational changes at the National level have changed our name, but has not changed our goals!    


Health:   As we move from raising families and retiring from our jobs, keeping active socially is an important part of keeping us healthy.  Health issues are addressed at some of our meetings as well as other community  happenings in our area.   

Workplace Equity: Pay Equity, Violence Against Women, Minimum Wage, Affirmative Action, Small Business Issues, Contraceptive Equity, Social Security, Long-Term Care & Retirement Security

Work- Life Effectiveness: Family and Medical Leave, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Healthy Families Act & Child Care

Civil Rights: Equal Rights Amendment, Title IX & the International Women's Rights Treaty (CEDAW)