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Luncheon Meetings

Twice each month, on the first and third Thursdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, 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. Anyone may attend by simply making a reservation. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Reservations are required by the Tuesday before the meeting. (Click on the coffee cup above to reserve or get more info)

2018 BPW/FL Annual Conference

The 2018 BPW/FL Annual Conference was held June 14-17 at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key. This year’s theme was Equity Rising. Friday was a day of educational panels while BPW/FL business was conducted on Saturday. BPW/SPP received ten awards for: programming, public policy, women's history events, public relations, monthly newsletter, website and financial management. Seven BPW/SPP members accepted BPW/FL leadership positions.

Message from the President

June, 2018 - June is designated as LGBT Pride Month. St. Petersburg will celebrate on June 22-24 (https://www.stpetepride.com/en) and BPW/SPP will honor the month with both our programs: the impact of LGBT consumers on June 7 and transgender social acceptance on June 21. In between those two program meetings, BPW/FL will hold its 2018 Annual Conference in Clearwater Beach. ... for the rest click on the word bubble in the upper left of the message

News & Events

July 5: Multi-Generational Caregiving Roundtable

Women care for others in many different ways.  As mothers, they care for their children.  As “caregivers”, they care for family members or acquaintances who have physical, psychological or development needs.  Women spend as much as 50% more time on parenting and caregiving than men.  Working women have even greater challenges due to lost wages […]

June 21: Stand Up For Yourself: You Teach People How to Treat You

SueZie and Cheryl Hawkes met in 1997 and fell in love. For the love of Cheryl, SueZie gave up all she had and knew in England to be with her in the USA. They married in 2000 as husband and wife. SueZie spent the following years still struggling with her gender identity and Cheryl was […]

June 7: LGBT Consumers

Join us on June 7 to hear Rachel Stevenson discuss “The Growing Impact of LGBT Consumers in American Business Today”. Rachel is an award-winning speaker, writer, diversity consultant and LGBT advocate. In Pennsylvania, she was the Founder and first President of LGBT Equality Alliance, an organization that creates safe spaces for the Chester County LGBT […]

May 17: The Effects of the Opiod Crisis on Women’s Health

We have all heard about the opiod crisis in America today but how does that relate to women’s health? Come hear Sandnes Boulanger, MSW, LCSW, MSAP, CET, Clinical Director of Operation PAR explain the connection. Sandnes has more than 20 years of experience working in residential and outpatient settings specializing in: substance use disorders, trauma, […]

May 3: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and what should you do if confronted by it? Jeffery Dewayne Lorick, Equal Opportunity Coordinator, Pinellas County Office of Human Rights, will address those questions and more when he discusses sexual harassment in the workplace. The Pinellas County Office of Human Rights administers Chapter 70 of the Pinellas […]

April 19: Installation of Officers

Join us on April 19 as we install the 2018-2019 officers: President Dr. Sheila Barry-Oliver, retired management consultant and educator; President-Elect Jane Byers, President, Perfect Copy & Print; 1st Vice President Christine Weigle, retired private banker and entrepreneur; 2nd Vice President Tiki Bates, Owner, Community Cremation; Secretary Diane Dewey, Writer; Treasurer Amy Dinovo, Contract Manager […]

Annual Meeting on April 5

Join us on April 5 for our annual meeting at which time reports summarizing the year’s activities shall be given and officers for 2018-2019 shall be elected.  Elections are always an exciting time for our organization.  We are fortunate to have a diverse and strong membership who believe in the mission of BPW and the importance of […]

15th Annual BPW Unhappy Hour in Observance of Equal Pay Day

Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas will hold its 15th annual “Unhappy Hour” on April 10, the symbolic day that the average woman in the United States finally earns the same amount of pay that her male counterpart earned in the previous calendar year. According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in September […]

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