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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)

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 is May 1. Since 1993, we have awarded nearly $56,000 to more than 120 students. (Click on the star icon above to learn more.)

Message from the President

February 2019-February is both American Heart Month and Black History Month. With respect to the former, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. With respect to Black History Month, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)’s 2019 theme Black Migrations emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities.... for full message click on the word bubble in the upper left of the message

News & Events

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 […]

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 […]

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