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 26, 2017, from 2 – 4pm, at Sweet Tea Celebrations, located at 5325 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707 (located in The Boulevard Shoppe).
Join us for refreshing home-brewed teas, hot or cold (or bring your wine of choice) and a wide selection of pastries and finger sandwiches, as well as good old-fashioned girl talk on a Saturday afternoon. (Don’t forget to wear your hat!)
Advanced reservations and payment will be required. Click here for details.
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas invites you to a Fashion Mix & Mingle at Necessories BFF Boutique, located in the heart of St. Petersburg’s famous Central Avenue EDGE District. Necessories is a women centered boho funk gem with one of a kind designs in clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories. Come have a glass of wine, some cheese and lots of good company!
We’d like to extend a special invitation to our BPW sisters from around the state who will be arriving for our annual state conference taking place at the nearby Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort.
There is no cost to attend so you have more to spend!
Thursday, June 22nd
6PM – 8PM
Necessories Boho Feme Funk is located at
953 Central Ave
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For transportation call Round the Town,
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Join BPW on Friday March 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at American Spirits – 230 3rd St S for member social with proceeds benefiting the YWCA of Tampa Bay. The cost is $10 to attend so please bring your friends, colleagues, clients any anyone who enjoys wine. If you need further details, please email info@BPWStPetePinellas.org
To recognize National Equal Pay Day and to raise awareness of pay equity and wage discrimination, Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas will hold its 14th annual “Unhappy Hour” on April 4, 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.
Join Business and Professional Women of St. Petersburg-Pinellas on March 24th for a Wine Tasting at 5:30 pm, location at American Spirits. This will benefit YWCA Tampa Bay.
YWCA Tampa Bay: Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, equality and dignity for all, the YWCA Tampa Bay has served women, girls and families in our community since 1919. Our local organization is a private, accredited, non-profit, 501(c)(3) member affiliate of the YWCA of the USA.
During our more than 90-year history, YWCA Tampa Bay has built a legacy of providing leadership for social change, advocating for women and families, striving to eliminate racism, helping to economically empower women, building hate-free communities, providing second chances – and creating generations of hope.
Some of the ways we have made a lasting impact on our community include:
Offering licensed, accredited, and affordable childcare
Developing initiatives that explore solutions to various challenges and issues that face women and girls in our fast-paced, ever-changing society
Providing leadership opportunities and social connections to diverse groups of women
Designing youth development programming to strengthen educational, leadership, social and community service skills in a safe, girls-only environment
Providing financial-education camps and workshops for women and girls.
Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. at Sweet Tea Celebrations, celebrating Equality Day, BPW St. Pete-Pinellas had an old-fashioned tea party. We had refreshing home-brewed teas, hot or cold (or bring your wine of choice) and a wide selection of pastries and finger sandwiches, as well as good old-fashioned girl talk on a Saturday afternoon.
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 p.m. at The Melting Pot.
Join your BPW sisters (and brothers) for a fun-filled weekend of building powerful women professionally, personally, and politically. BPW/Florida Annual State Conference is a time to reconnect with other members from around the state, exchange ideas an best practices, gain insight and knowledge into issues important to today’s working women, and above all else, HAVE FUN! This year’s conference is at the beautiful Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg surrounded by ample activities, restaurants, and shopping. The conference has developed an action packed agenda with fabulous professional development speakers balanced with fun networking activities.
Wednesday, June 15th verses Mariners
First Pitch: 7:10 pm
Event Starts: 5:00 pm
Lower Level Tickets with a Rays Hat are $30 ($50 value)
Come out with your colleagues and friends for our Professional Women’s Night at Tropicana Field. Join us for a pre-game Q&A session with:
- Rafaela Fink, Senior Director, Corporate Communications
- Amy Miller, Director, Marketing
- Karen Sanborn, Senior Manager, Accounting
Deadline to purchase is Wednesday, June 8. If you plan to go with BPW, complete the form and pay using paypal here:
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas held our 13th annual “Unhappy Hour” to mark Equal Pay Day on April12, 2016 at the St. Petersburg Museum of History on downtown St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront.
Approximately 70 people attended this year’s Unhappy Hour, including students from the University of South Florida Womens’ Empowerment Club. Part of our event’s mission is to make younger women aware of the ongoing relevance of BPW’s platform issues, particularly pay equity.
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas was presented with a proclamation from the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, declaring that April 12th was officially “Equal Pay Day” in Pinellas County, and the proclamation was read to the assembled guests by Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Charlie Justice, who also pledged the county’s full commitment to working towards equal pay for women. A second proclamation came from the city of St. Petersburg, and was presented by Sally Everett, the mayor’s Director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, who spoke of the city’s commitment to partnering with organizations like BPW to make economic empowerment for women and their families a priority in St. Petersburg.