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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)

Working Women's Forum: Gender Equity in Action

October 24, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, The Club at Treasure Island. The 2018 BPW/SPP Working Women's Forum will showcase organizations in Pinellas County that have demonstrated a commitment to achieving gender equity.  The organizations will be a mix of for-profit, non-profit and government and of varying sizes.  Confirmed organizations participating are: Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Sabal Trust Company and Tech Data. (Click on the star icon above to learn more.)

Message from the President

September 2018 - Even though I have not been in school in many years, September to me always represents a new beginning. Elizabeth Acevedo says it quite eloquently: “Probably because the majority of my life has revolved … around the school calendar, autumn always feels like the beginning of the year; an opportunity to analyze past actions; to decide to forge a new path. That duality, of being on a precipice where you can return or move forward, or do both at the same time…” I choose to move forward; what about you?... for the rest click on the word bubble in the upper left of the message

News & Events

October 4: Know Before You Vote

Twelve proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution remain on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot, eight more than appeared on the 2016 ballot. Of the twelve amendments, seven were proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), three by the Florida Legislature and two by citizen initiative. To pass, each of them must receive at least 60% […]

September 20: Why the Internet of Things is Important to You

Why is the Internet of Things (IoT) important to you professionally and personally? Come find out from Laura Malavé, a Tampa Native, leads the St. Petersburg College (SPC) College of Computer & Information Technology Center for Cybersecurity. Laura joined SPC in July 2015 as Academic Chair for the Midtown and Downtown campuses and successfully grew a […]

September 6: Voting and Cyber Security

It’s election season and Julie Marcus, Pinellas County Chief Deputy Supervisor of Elections, representing Deborah Clark, is the perfect person to tell us about voting and cyber security.  She is committed to conducting fair, accurate and secure elections for Pinellas County. Marcus ascended to her position in 2007 after having served in other capacities in the […]

August 16: Freedom of the Press and Truthful Reporting

Freedom of the press and truthful reporting are in the news all the time lately.  What do each of those mean and why are they important to us as citizens and to our country?  Come hear Katie Sanders, the deputy editor of PolitiFact, the nonpartisan fact-checking website started by the Tampa Bay Times, discuss these issues. […]

August 8: Ladies Night

Join us for “Ladies Night” at MidiCi, 2424 Tyrone Blvd, #524B, St. Petersburg, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  The evening will feature an all-you-can-eat and drink package, raffles including designer handbags, jewelry, spa packages, hotel stays and more.  Admission is $20, which includes a tasting buffet, bottomless drinks and a raffle ticket to win prizes.  […]

August 2: Urban Sustainability

Ramona Madhosingh-Hector is the Bushnell Endowed Faculty at the Urban Sustainability Center located at Pinellas County’s Extension office. Since 2010, she has served as the Regional Specialized Agent developing educational programs that support and advance the county’s commitment to sustainability. She currently manages education programs focused on resource efficiency including energy, sustainability, and food systems. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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