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Luncheon Meetings

Twice each month, on the first and third Thursdays, you can join us at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House for our General Membership Meetings. Enjoy a wide variety of interesting speakers and meet BPW members while enjoying a delicious lunch.

Member Socials

Almost every month, our membership committee will organize an opportunity for members and guests to get together socially. Events are held at different venues throughout the area. Join us!

Message from the President

I am honored to have the faith of the membership to have been elected last year to the position of President-Elect, knowing that I would take the reigns as President in April 2016. We have had a good start as we have already passed our budget for 2016-2017 and I am looking forward to the strategic planning meeting, on May 14 where we will set our goals for the year. ....More

News & Events

Shelby Willis – Issues facing women firefighters

GUEST SPEAKER for November 17th. Firefighting tends to be a male-dominated, physically challenging profession. Female fire chiefs are exceedingly rare. Shelby Willis is 5 feet 4 inches tall. But that didn’t stop her from climbing up the ranks to become Largo’s first female fire chief and the only female fire chief in Pinellas County. Willis […]

Sophia T. Wisniewska, Ph.D., Regional Chancellor of the USF St. Petersburg

GUEST SPEAKER for November 3rd. Sophia T. Wisniewska, Ph.D., began her tenure as Regional Chancellor of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in July 1, 2013. As Regional Chancellor, Dr. Wisniewska oversees all aspects of the institution, including the academic, administrative, and external relations. U.S. News & World Report currently ranks USF St. Petersburg as […]

Representative Dwight Dudley

GUEST SPEAKER for October 20th. Dwight Dudley is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 68th District, which includes southern Pinellas County, since 2012. His other public services include Legislative Assistant to Florida House Representative George Sheldon and Legislative Analyst for House Governmental Operations Committee. Mr. Dudley’s current committee assignments are: Energy & […]

Annual Forum Delves Into Concept of Effective Government During 2016 National Business Women’s WeekTM

An all-female panel will discuss what makes democracy work the same night of the third presidential debate. ST. PETERSBURG, FL (September 21, 2016) – Election years tend to spur questions about effective government. What does it take to make democracy work? How can citizens impact government policies, programs and representation? How do the three branches […]

Alisa Savoretti – Breast/ess in America

GUEST SPEAKER for October 6th. Alisa Savoretti is a Madeira Beach native, serial entrepreneur, a traveler, a visionary and a doer. She is a breast cancer survivor and the Founder and CEO of My Hope Chest. Her first career training began at age 4 with paten leather tap shoes that lead her to a successful […]

Strategies for Success is BACK!

Strategies for Success., a professional development workshop series based on BPW’s long running Individual Development curriculum is back by popular demand. This year we’ll have 4 monthly sessions held on the second Saturday of each month at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Outpatient Care Center.  This workshop series is for you if you are… Employed or […]

Pinellas County, Florida, Commissioner Charlie Justice

Commissioner Justice, the Chairman of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners will speak to the Business and Professional Women of St. Petersburg – Pinellas organization on Thursday, September 15th. Commissioner Justice is a long-time supporter of the BPW and most recently joined them for Unhappy Hour in April and presented the organization with a proclamation […]

BPW/ST. Petersburg-Pinellas Scholarships – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1st!

Are you or a woman you know going to school or continuing or starting a certification program?  The Connie Passmore Scholarship makes awards directly to women, age 21 or over, who live, work or go to school in the Tampa Bay area, who demonstrate achievement, need and well-defined educational goals and who are attending an […]

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