This international fellowship organization composed of over two hundred Baptist unions, conventions, fellowships, and other organizations is not an authoritative agency that determines orthodoxy for the participating groups, but it has throughout its history addressed many important doctrinal topics. One of the challenging issues addressed by the BWA is the role of women. Whether it is discussing the role of women in the workplace, the church or on the mission field, the BWA has not failed to tackle this controversial topic that has been the subject of much debate in many churches and in many denominations during the past one hundred years. This article examines the role of women and women's issues in the BWA from three different angles, each of which provides a unique perspective. The first section focuses on the speeches, messages, and sermons delivered by women to the Baptist World Congress audiences. The second section focuses on the activities of the BWA's women's committee. The third section pays particular attention to women's involvement in BWA leadership at the administrative level. After presenting the three different levels of participation on the topic, the article concludes with an assessment on the subject.