We build powerful women professionally, personally, and politically

Striving to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, information, and education

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, St. Petersburg. 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: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Sabal Trust and Tech Data. (Click on the star icon above to learn more.)

Message from the President

August 2018 - I was recently asked how do we address our mission of achieving equity for all women in the workplace.  We do so through advocacy, education and information.  Practically speaking that means having informative programs at our twice-monthly luncheon meetings and holding events such as the Equality Day Tea in August, the Working Women's Forum in October, and the Equal Pay Day Unhappy Hour in April, all of which have an educational component. ... for the rest click on the word bubble in the upper left of the message

News & Events

September 6: Voting and Cyber Security

It’s election season and Deborah Clark, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, is the perfect person to tell us about voting and cyber security. Deborah joined the Elections office in 1978, and served as Deputy Administrator 1982 through June 2000. Governor Jeb Bush appointed Deborah Clark Supervisor of Elections in June 2000; she was elected in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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