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Luncheon Programs

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 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)

2018 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 showcased organizations in Pinellas County that have demonstrated a commitment to achieving gender equity.  The organizations were a mix of for-profit, non-profit and government and of varying sizes:: 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

January 2019 -This is the time of year to reflect on what happened in 2018 and to look forward to 2019 (maybe making a resolution or two, maybe not). BPW/SPP continues to be very busy. We have held and will continue to hold luncheon programs that relate to our mission of achieving equity for all women in the workplace. Wishing everyone a prosperous 2019, achieving whatever goals you set for yourself.... for full message click on the word bubble in the upper left of the message

News & Events

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. […]

January 3: The Business Side of the Arts

What does it take to open and run a museum? Jane Buckman, Deputy Director of the Imagine Museum, will share her insight on the business side of the arts. Jane received her MA in studio arts from Western Illinois University. She has been involved with the arts and arts administration throughout her professional life. From […]

December 6: Maximizing Your Personal & Business Insurance Options

Kristin “Kristi” Demers-Crowell has traveled the state of Florida handling commercial and residential building damage claims, including thousands of losses from hurricanes, fires, sinkholes, collapse, pipe bursts, water intrusion, theft, vandalism and other causes. Kristi pushes insurance companies to pay what they owe building owners. She also focuses on business interruption, bad faith litigation, and […]

Holiday Donations for CASA

At our luncheon meetings on November 15 and December 6 we’ll be collecting donations for CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) to assist in their mission of ending domestic violence.  This time of year is particularly difficult for those who find themselves in a shelter.  Here’s their “holiday wishlist.” 2018 Hope for the Holidays Wishlist

November 15: Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Domestic violence often intrudes into the workplace in a myriad of ways, either directly or indirectly. Gabriela Lopez, the Community Education and Awareness Manager at CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse), will help us better understand these dynamics and how businesses can best respond.   Gabriela graduated from The Florida State University with a bachelor in […]

November 1: Veteran Reintegration Into the Civilian Sector

In recognition of Veterans Day (November 11), Shelina Frey, USAA Military Affairs Representative, will address the challenges faced by female veterans upon separating from the military and entering the civilian sector. Shelina joined the USAA Military Affairs Team in February 2018 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a Command Chief Master Sergeant with […]

October 18: New Treatments for Breast Cancer

New treatments for breast cancer are happening all the time.  Dr. M. Catherine Lee, Moffitt Cancer Center, will bring us up to date. Dr. Lee graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University and completed her MD degree at the Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. After a general surgery residency at […]

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% […]

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