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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. 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)

Unhappy Hour for Equal Pay Day

The 15th Annual BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas Unhappy Hour for Equal Pay Day Join us from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Xchange in the Warehouse Arts District, 515 22 nd Street South, St. Petersburg for a ceremony, information sharing and networking.The public is invited to attend this free event. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. No RSVP is necessary.

Message from the President

February, 2018 - Sisters, Friends, Colleagues: In a few weeks, we’ll all be re-setting time as we spring forward, and I find myself thinking a lot about the concept of moving forward, too. Two months ago, we were all thinking about how to make 2018 the best it can be for ourselves, our families, and our community. Have you made any progress in moving forward on those goals? If not, maybe now is a good time to rethink how you’ll do so. ..

News & Events

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 […]

March 15: Your Role in Preventing Sexual Assault

Rose Harris is the Sexual Assault Services Manager at Suncoast Center, a non-profit organization that provides services such as counseling and psychiatric evaluations to individuals throughout Pinellas County. This includes the Sexual Assault Victim (SAVE) Exams, which are available 24/7. Prior to joining Suncoast Center in 2017, Rose managed residential foster homes for 50 children […]

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 […]

Lessons from a Female Florida Pioneer

March is Women’s History Month and on March 1, BPW welcomes Elizabeth Coachman, MD, who will discuss “Mary Jane Safford, MD: A Rediscovered Feminist”. Dr. Coachman will present a short biography of Mary Jane Safford and how she relates to the modern woman. Elizabeth lived outside Chicago before attending Moore College of Art and Rutgers […]

Lives Intersected

In the 19th Century four important women’s  lives were intertwined.  The key woman in this foursome is largely unknown today.  In her lifetime she was the second most well known woman in the world only Queen Victoria of the British Empire was better known.  These 19th Century women each made important individual contributions but their […]

Advocating for Teenage Girls

Join us on February 15 as BPW welcomes Judith Artis, the new Executive Director of PACE in Pinellas County. Founded in 1985, and started in Pinellas County in 1997, PACE began as a community response to the lack of female-specific programs for girls involved in the juvenile justice system, at risk of dropping out of school, or facing other […]

What’s It Like to Manage a Mall in These Turbulent Times for Retail?

Chains are closing and online shopping is taking business away from brick and mortar stores. On February1, come hear Shannon Brzuchalski, Director of Marketing and Business Development Tyrone Square Mall, which is owned by Simon Property Group, the largest owner and manager of malls worldwide. Shannon has been in retail for eight years, with both Simon […]

Bubbles and Business

Do you like your business card? Is it projecting the image of you or your business that you desire? Let’s meet up and talk about it with experts. On January 31, you are invited to The Melting Pot (2221 4th St N, St. Petersburg) for an event that is a little social, a little practical […]

Successfully Balancing Your Career and Your Community

On January 18, BPW welcomes Amy Foster, St. Petersburg City Council, District 8, who will discuss how working women can succeed, how to get involved in the city and how the small business enterprise ordinance has changed. Amy is a Past Chair of the City Council.  Professionally, Amy is the Executive Director of the Guardian Ad […]

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