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Luncheon Meetings

Twice each month, on the first and third Thursdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, 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)

2018 BPW/FL Annual Conference

The 2018 BPW/FL Annual Conference was held June 14-17 at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key. This year’s theme was Equity Rising. Friday was a day of educational panels while BPW/FL business was conducted on Saturday. BPW/SPP received ten awards for: programming, public policy, women's history events, public relations, monthly newsletter, website and financial management. Seven BPW/SPP members accepted BPW/FL leadership positions.

Message from the President

July 2018 - July 4th is a day to celebrate our democracy. To be effective democracies require an informed electorate, open and fair elections, and a free press. We have much to be thankful for but must always remain on guard to ensure that our democracy survives, in fact, that it thrives. The 2018 primary election date is August 28 (with early voting from August 18 to 22 in addition to voting by mail), when there will be primaries for parties that have multiple candidates for an office plus elections for offices that are non-partisan. ... for the rest click on the word bubble in the upper left of the message

News & Events

July 19: Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business

Sandra Fidelis is a Speaker, Business Coach, Digital Marketing Consultant and Bestselling author. She’s had tremendous success teaching coaches, holistic practitioners and client-based businesses practical steps to creating a successful business so they can make more money while making a big impact. Her programs focus on teaching clients how to charge what they’re worth, double […]

July 5: Multi-Generational Caregiving Roundtable

6:00-7:30 pm, R’Club, 4140 49th Street N, St. Petersburg      Women care for others in many different ways.  As mothers, they care for their children.  As “caregivers”, they care for family members or acquaintances who have physical, psychological or development needs.  Women spend as much as 50% more time on parenting and caregiving than men.  […]

June 21: Stand Up For Yourself: You Teach People How to Treat You

SueZie and Cheryl Hawkes met in 1997 and fell in love. For the love of Cheryl, SueZie gave up all she had and knew in England to be with her in the USA. They married in 2000 as husband and wife. SueZie spent the following years still struggling with her gender identity and Cheryl was […]

June 7: LGBT Consumers

Join us on June 7 to hear Rachel Stevenson discuss “The Growing Impact of LGBT Consumers in American Business Today”. Rachel is an award-winning speaker, writer, diversity consultant and LGBT advocate. In Pennsylvania, she was the Founder and first President of LGBT Equality Alliance, an organization that creates safe spaces for the Chester County LGBT […]

May 17: The Effects of the Opiod Crisis on Women’s Health

We have all heard about the opiod crisis in America today but how does that relate to women’s health? Come hear Sandnes Boulanger, MSW, LCSW, MSAP, CET, Clinical Director of Operation PAR explain the connection. Sandnes has more than 20 years of experience working in residential and outpatient settings specializing in: substance use disorders, trauma, […]

May 3: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and what should you do if confronted by it? Jeffery Dewayne Lorick, Equal Opportunity Coordinator, Pinellas County Office of Human Rights, will address those questions and more when he discusses sexual harassment in the workplace. The Pinellas County Office of Human Rights administers Chapter 70 of the Pinellas […]

April 19: Installation of Officers

Join us on April 19 as we install the 2018-2019 officers: President Dr. Sheila Barry-Oliver, retired management consultant and educator; President-Elect Jane Byers, President, Perfect Copy & Print; 1st Vice President Christine Weigle, retired private banker and entrepreneur; 2nd Vice President Tiki Bates, Owner, Community Cremation; Secretary Diane Dewey, Writer; Treasurer Amy Dinovo, Contract Manager […]

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 […]

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