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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 $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

November 2018 -Election season is in its final stages. Be sure that you are fully informed on the issues and candidates and be sure to vote on November 6 (if not before). Free and open elections are a hallmark of democracy, so it’s incumbent upon all of us to vote and protect this precious freedom.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE 2018 WORKING WOMEN'S FORUM A SUCCESS!! ... for the rest click on the word bubble in the upper left of the message

News & Events

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% […]

September 20: Why the Internet of Things is Important to You

Why is the Internet of Things (IoT) important to you professionally and personally? Come find out from Laura Malavé, a Tampa Native, leads the St. Petersburg College (SPC) College of Computer & Information Technology Center for Cybersecurity. Laura joined SPC in July 2015 as Academic Chair for the Midtown and Downtown campuses and successfully grew a […]

September 6: Voting and Cyber Security

It’s election season and Julie Marcus, Pinellas County Chief Deputy Supervisor of Elections, representing Deborah Clark, is the perfect person to tell us about voting and cyber security.  She is committed to conducting fair, accurate and secure elections for Pinellas County. Marcus ascended to her position in 2007 after having served in other capacities in the […]

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. […]

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