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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 Save the date of April 10th when we will gather to commiserate about the wage gap and advocate for Equal Pay. This years event will be held in the Warehouse Arts District so stay tuned for details and plan to attend.

Message from the President

January, 2018 - Maybe it’s me. Is anyone else having a hard time readjusting to “normal” after the holidays? Every year, I want to extend that holiday spirit of goodwill towards (wo)man. Call me an optimist… I often wonder what our lives could be like if we all felt that special, happy glow of the holidays that makes ...

News & Events

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 […]

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 […]

Successful Career from Sales to Art

To kick off the 2018, BPW welcomes Carla Bristol to share her story in creating a Successful Career from Sales to Art. Carla Bristol, is the Owner and Creative Strategist behind Gallerie 909 and her private label clutch and clothing line, Jamii and the founder of the Annual Black Arts and Film Festival.  License Realtor […]

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