Member Socials

Wine Tasting Member Social

bpw-ywca-pcJoin 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

Unhappy Hour in Observance of Equal Pay Day

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.

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Wine Tasting benefitting YWCA

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.



2016 Equality Day Tea was a success!

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.

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SAVE THE DATE – Working Women’s Forum

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.


BPW State Conference

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.

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Professional Women’s Night with the Rays

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:

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E-mail and phone number are required for coordination/confirmation purposes only.

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If you are purchasing more than 2 tickets, please place and additional order so that we can have the First and Last name of all attendees.

National Equal Pay Day with 13th Annual “Unhappy Hour”

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.

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BPW FL – 2016 “Let’s Get Away From It All” Cruise

BPW FL – 2016 “Let’s Get Away From It All” Cruise
Carnival Paradise
November 17-21, 2016

We invite you and your family and friends on a 4 night cruise departing from Tampa to Cozumel.
$125 deposit due May 25th, 2016 to reserve your cabin.
Final payment due by September 12, 2016
If you want to set up a monthly payment plan, contact Cynthia Grant

BPW Member Social and Wine Tasting

Cheers to the New Year!

American Spirits is hosting a special Wine Tasting benefiting BPW St Pete-Pinellas. Proceeds from the $10 entry fee (paid at the door) will be donated to our local organization. Relax, unwind, visit with old and new friends and perhaps discover a new favorite wine! In addition to being open to BPW members and guests, American Spirits will promote this wine tasting in their Monthly Newsletter, so we expect a lively group perfect for networking!