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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

Join us on Tuesday October 17 at USFSP from 5:30-8:00 pm to celebrate “Women of Influence” in our community. Hear the stories of accomplished women in diverse business sectors and industries at different stages of their careers talk about their journey to success. Each will share how they influence their industry, their community, and their networks. Cathy Unruh, WEDU show host and author, will moderate a panel consisting of Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg; Dr. Tonjua Williams, President of St. Petersburg College; and Molly Moorhead, Editorial Writer at Tampa Bay Times. Registration is now open.

Message from the President

September 24th, 2017 The only way to begin this month’s message is to acknowledge what we’ve all been through physically, emotionally, economically, and in every other aspect of our lives; the devastation of Irma. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone affected in any way by this hurricane, especially our sisters and friends down in the Keys. Some have lost everything they had. Let’s all do whatever we can to help others during this crisis. If anyone If anyone is interested in organizing a relief effort, please contact me directly. Regardless of the degree to which - click the message bubble above for the entire message.

News & Events

Working Internationally

Successfully working internationally offers incredible opportunities but also requires patience and awareness and knowledge of cultural norms and differing legal environments. On September 21, come listen to the experiences of three women, who in different stages of their careers and in different industries chose to work outside the US (in different parts of the world). […]

MEETING CANCELLED: What’s It Like to Manage a Mall in These Turbulent Times for Retail

As with many events locally, today’s meeting has been cancelled due to preparations for Hurricane Irma. We hope everyone remains safe and we hope to see you all at our next scheduled meeting on September 21.  ********** Chains are closing and online shopping is taking business away from brick and mortar stores. On September 7, […]

Take Your Career in a New Direction or Further the One You Have

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 Pinellas County, who demonstrate achievement, need and well-defined educational goals, and who are attending an accredited program […]

St. Pete Innovation District: Creative Innovation in Our Own Backyard

On August 17, BPW welcomes Alison Barlow, the inaugural Executive Director for the St. Pete Innovation District, the professional home to thousands of scientists, doctors, educators and entrepreneurs working together to make life better. Four committees focus on business development, real estate, placemaking and branding, and research collaboration and innovation with the goal of expanding […]

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