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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

As I sit here listening to the Country Music Awards speeches with all of the thank you’s to God and country laced between the myriad of ugly campaign ads, it occurs to me that I too have much to be thankful for as well. No matter which side of the political isle you are on, this election cycle has not ....More

News & Events

Hold your Breath and Think…

GUEST SPEAKER for January 19th. Join Isabelle Simon as she presents on “The Healing Power of Thoughts & Breath”. Isabelle is a Board Certified Nutritionist & Holistic Health Practitioner. She has been in practice in St. Petersburg for 17 years & uses her experience and expertise to educate her clients on how the body has the innate ability to […]

Yvonne Ulmer from YWCA

GUEST SPEAKER for January 5th. Yvonne Ulmer (President and CEO): Yvonne is a graduate of the University of South Florida who also holds a masters degree from Georgia State. She is the former Provost/CEO of St. Petersburg College’s Downtown campus and Midtown campus. Beyond her 26-year successful tenure at St. Petersburg College and running an […]

Strategies for Success 2017

Strategies for Success 2017, 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 fourth Saturday of each month at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center.  This workshop series is for you if you are… Employed or […]

December’s Philanthropic Endeavor: Christmas Toy Shop

December’s Philanthropic Endeavor: Christmas Toy Shop. Please bring a brand new unwrapped toy to either BPW Meetings in December 1st or December 15th. History: The Christmas Toy Shop originated in 1921. It was organized in 1952 at the request of The Community Welfare Council to coordinate the efforts of clubs, agencies, and individuals in toy […]

Linda Owen and Karen Hale from The Christmas Toy Shop

GUEST SPEAKER for December 15th. The Christmas Toy Shop originated in 1921. It was organized in 1952 at the request of The Community Welfare Council to coordinate the efforts of clubs, agencies, and individuals in toy giving. The Christmas Toy Shop was chartered by the City of St. Petersburg in 1959. Since then, many disadvantaged […]

Beth Houghton – Empowering Women and Good News from St. Petersburg Free Clinic

GUEST SPEAKER for December 1st. Beth Houghton, St. Petersburg Free Clinic Executive Director, has been involved in the community for many years. After years in both the for profit and non-profit world, she is thrilled to commit her talents to the amazing work of St. Petersburg Free Clinic. She has taken 15 mission trips to rural […]

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 […]

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