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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 September 1st. 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 […]

Pay Equity in Sports

This past spring, the US Women’s Soccer team took a significant stand for pay equity by filing a wage discrimination lawsuit against US Soccer. Their actions brought the discussion to a new arena: sports fans. With the ever growing popularity of women’s soccer in the US, the team’s action brought to light the overwhelming disparity […]

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 […]

New (Old) Spin on Equality Day Tea

If you haven’t already saved the date for our Equality Day Tea, stop reading right now and put it on your calendar!  We are excited to go back to an old-fashioned tea party, to be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. at Sweet Tea Celebrations, located at 5325 Gulfport Blvd., […]

SAVE THE DATE – Working Women’s Forum

SAVE THE DATE for Working Women’s Forum SAVE THE DATE! The Working Women’s Forum will be held on Wednesday October 19 in the evening at the Studio@620, St. Petersburg. If you are interested in participating in the planning of the Working Women’s Forum the next meeting of the committee will be Monday, August 15 at 5:30 […]

Honoring Marie Stempinski

Honoring Marie Stempinski On July 20th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Business Professional Women St. Pete-Pinellas commemorated the life of our BPW sister Marie Stempinski. A dedicated brick lies at the Plaza of Honor at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The cost of the brick is $250 which includes six lines of print honoring Marie.    […]

Ashley Brundage – Inclusion for Business

GUEST SPEAKER for July 7. A highly regarded Inclusion Consultant for PNC Bank, Ashley was hired into her current position as a male to female transgender person, when she self identified during the interview. As a well known speaker about her transition, workplace equality, and diversity & inclusion, she has been interviewed and featured on […]

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