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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 application deadline was May 1. Since 1993, we have awarded nearly $58,000 to more than 120 students. (Click on the star icon above to learn more.)

Message from the President

April 2019-April is a month of transition in BPW at the local level. We elect and install new officers for the coming year. I’m pleased to learn that we have a full slate of candidates for our officer positions. It is with both melancholy and a sense of satisfaction that I will turn over the reins of leading this local organization to the new president. ... for full message click on the word bubble in the upper left of the message

News & Events

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. […]

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 […]

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