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Luncheon Programs

Each month, on the first Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, you can join us at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House for our General Membership Programs. 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 $25 for members, $30 for non-members but you can save $5 by making a reservation by the day before the meeting. (Click on the coffee cup above to reserve or get more info)

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN

The Connie Passmore Scholarship was established in 1993 to honor a long-time BPW member. The scholarship makes awards directly to women, age 21 or over, who live, work or go to school in Pinellas County, and who demonstrate achievement, need and well-defined educational goals. The next application deadline is October 15. Since 1993, we have awarded nearly $58,000 to more than 120 students. (Click on the envelope icon above to learn more.)

2019 Working Women's Forum

October 22, 2019 5:30-7:30pm - Feather Sound Country Club Our annual celebration of National Businesswomen's Week culminates with this great evening celebrating two local women who have built successful businesses here in the Tampa Bay Area. Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Perfect Copy & Print, Brandi Image Photography, Janssen & Igar, Suncoast Center, Inc., Let Amy Handle It, Community Cremation. Robert Ladimir. Shollenberger Public Relations Admission includes one drink ticket, complimentary appetizers and free parking. Click the star Icon for info and tickets

News & Events

October 3rd: Current Insights in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

On Thursday October 3 BPW welcomes Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO of the Embarc Collective, the innovation hub in downtown Tampa backed by business mogul Jeff Vinik and whose mission is to foster startup talent by providing a range of services and support to build thriving companies. Her experiences with hundreds of emerging businesses in Chicago and […]

Sept 5th: Work-Life Reset: Fawn Germer visits BPW

We’re delighted to welcome renowned author, Fawn Germer, to our September Luncheon meeting where she will discuss the principles of her latest book, Work-Life Reset. If Fawn Germer didn’t live by the Japanese proverb, “Fall down seven times, get up eight,” she probably would have given up years ago, when a bad boss told her […]

Wine Tasting Social September 12th

Join BPW on Thursday, September 12 at American Spirits 280 3rd St S in St. Petersburg from 6 to 8pm. Guests are welcome and there will be a an opportunity to win a gift certificate for at least $20. Each attendee of the August and September luncheon meetings will receive a ticket to win and […]

Show Up and Show Your Support for the ERA

BE A PART OF HISTORY!  With the ratification of Nevada in 2017 and Illinois in 2018 there is a renewed effort to get the ERA passed in the remaining 3 states needed. Here in Florida, BPW is joining forces with the League of Women Voters and the Athena Society to get this key element of […]

August 1st: Women’s Rights to Reproductive Healthcare in Florida

Talking about sensitive social issues, such as unintended pregnancy, can be tough. Knowing the facts can help in conversations with those unsettled by topics like teen sexuality or abortion. Amy Weintraub, Reproductive Rights Program Director for Progress Florida, will lead a discussion on the state of women’s access to reproductive health care, including abortion care, in Florida […]

July 18: Cathie Perkins, Director of Pinellas County Emergency Management

Join us on Thursday, July 18 when BPW welcomes Cathie Perkins to our luncheon meeting to discuss how to prepare our businesses and our homes in the event of an emergency. Responsible for emergency preparedness countywide, Cathie will share with us important information regarding resources that are available to us throughout Tampa Bay.  Click Here […]

June 6: Margie Manning speaks on the Media’s Portrayal of Women

BPW is delighted to welcome back renowned journalist Margie Manning on June 6 to speak about the media’s portrayal of women.  The visibility of women in leadership roles has long been touted as a key to getting an equal number of seats at the table. With national campaigns among advertisers such as the #SeeHer initiative, […]

May 2nd: Renee Dabbs, Seeing Your Business Potential More Clearly

BPW welcomes Renee Dabbs for our May luncheon meeting.  She is the principal and founder of Renee Dabbs, LLC, a management consulting firm that focuses on helping organizations become metrics focused on their key deliverables. Her clients include national corporations, education, associations and not for profits. She provides sustainable operating expertise on subjects including sales, […]

April 2: 16th Annual BPW Unhappy Hour in Observance of Equal Pay Day

Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas will hold its 16th annual “Unhappy Hour” on April 2, 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 […]

Annual Meeting on April 4

Join us on April 4 for our annual meeting at which time reports summarizing the year’s activities shall be given and officers for 2019-2020 shall be elected and installed. Elections are always an exciting time for our organization. The installing officer will be BPW/FL President Jerri Evans. We are fortunate to have a diverse and […]

March 7: The State of the County

Make your reservation now as BPW welcomes back Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice for what has become an annual update to the members and guests of BPW. He’ll share the commission’s successes and challenges and how we can participate in countywide efforts to improve our community. Approachable. Compassionate. Home town boy. All words used to […]

February 7: Learning From History

What can we learn from history about today’s issues? Terri Lipsey Scott, Executive Director of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum, will address that very question when speaking about the museum and its importance to our community. A native of Savannah, Georgia, Terri has been a resident of St. Petersburg since 1981. […]

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