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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 will be held June 14-17 at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key. This year’s theme is Equity Rising. Friday is a day of educational panels while BPW/FL business will be conducted on Saturday. Conference registration is open, with separate rates for Friday, Saturday and the banquet, at reduced rates through May 31. The Friday Equity Panels address civic, health, financial, age and political equity.

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Message from the President

May, 2018 - May is filled with celebrations. We all know Mother’s Day and Memorial Day are in May, but did you know that May 13-19 is National Women’s Health Week 2018? To find out more about the steps women can take for better health (and how those vary by age), visit https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/. For BPW/SPP, it’s the beginning of the 2018-2019 year. We have two informative programs set for May 3 (on sexual assault) and May 17 (on the opiate crisis). ... for the rest click on the word bubble in the upper left of the message

News & Events

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 Opiate Crisis on Women’s Health

We have all heard about the opiate 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 […]

Annual Meeting on April 5

Join us on April 5 for our annual meeting at which time reports summarizing the year’s activities shall be given and officers for 2018-2019 shall be elected.  Elections are always an exciting time for our organization.  We are fortunate to have a diverse and strong membership who believe in the mission of BPW and the importance of […]

BPW / St. Pete Pinellas attended International Women’s Day Event hosted by USFSP

On Thursday March 22, Membership Chair, Tiki Bates and Equality Day Tea Chair, Lily Alcott attended Defending Women’s Reproductive Rights and Freedoms: The Curious Case of the Macedonian Abortion Law of 2013 at USFSP at the invitation of member and USFSP Professor, Judithanne McLauchlan. Tiki and Lily had a table where they had the opportunity to […]

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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