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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)

Working Women's Forum

The 2017 BPW Working Women’s Forum: Women of Influence held on October 17 was a huge success in so many ways. The panelists (Dr. Tonjua Williams, Molly Moorhead and Alizza Punzalan-Randle) were skillfully guided by moderator Cathy Unruh in a lively discussion of their careers, obstacles overcome, lessons for others and how best to exert influence. It was an evening filled with insight, humor and honesty. The site of the forum, Lynn Pippenger Hall at USF St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business, was amazing.

Message from the President

October 22nd, 2017 Before we look forward, HUGE KUDOS to Co-Chairs Sheila Barry-Oliver and Jerri Evans, as well as their committee for putting on a seemingly flawless Working Women’s Forum this year. I’m sorry if you were unable to attend-I walked away inspired and a bit awestruck at the accomplishments of our fine panelists. Women of Influence, this year’s theme, was demonstrated in action as our own Local Organization (LO) Member and State President of BPW Florida, Alizza Punzalan-Randle filled in for a panelist with less than two-hour’s notice. Leading by example, stepping up when necessary, speaking out

News & Events

Charlie Justice Shares His Annual County Commission Update With BPW

Make your reservation now as BPW welcomes back the Chairman of the Pinellas County Commission for what has become an annual update to the members and guests of BPW. He’ll share the commission’s successes and challenges and how we can participate in countywide efforts to improve our community. Approachable. Compassionate. Home town boy. All words […]

Join us at Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant in St. Pete for Happy Hour!

All members and guests of Business and Professional Women are invited to join us to indulge in free appetizers and a cash bar. Cocktails will be on special and include $6 Ketel One Mules, Tanqueray Cucumber Gimlets and Don Julio Margaritas or a Bulleit Old Fashioned. November 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Ceviche is […]

Outreach to Special Communities – Lariana Forsythe, CASA 

As Domestic Violence Awareness month draws to a close the work goes on. Join us on November 2nd when we welcome Lariana Forsythe, Interim CEO of CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) to speak about the ongoing efforts that this vital organization makes in our area and specifically reach special communities that may be underserved by […]

Meet the Candidates: St. Petersburg City Council, District 6

Join us on October 5 as we welcome the candidates for St. Petersburg City Council: District 6. This district which includes the core of downtown St. Petersburg from I-275 east to the water stretching from Old Northeast south to Colony Point has been served by outgoing city council member Karl Nurse. In an incredibly close […]

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