State Awards

Each year at BPW/FL’s annual State Conference, when members from all the local organizations come together, we share best practices. The awards program recognizes excellence in various categories. BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas received the following honors for 2017-2018:

Members Tricia Curry, Jerri Evans, 2017-18 President Liz Ilgen and Kristin Smith accepting some of the St Pete/Pinellas awards from BPW/FL President Alizza Punzalan-Randle (right). We accepted 10 honors, in total, at 2018 BPW/FL State Conference.


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Barnie Shuhi Education Award – To the LO developing the best program to extend educational opportunities which stimulate initiative, self-education, or retaining for the members in order to provide new skills and adopt new attitudes.

Public Policy:

Sacagawea Award – To the LO with the best women’s history month program/event

Giraffe Award – To the LO that sticks its neck out for pay equity

Hortense K. Wells Trophy – To the LO having the best program designed to create a continued overall interest in legislation and government.

Red Purse Award – To the LO having the best equal pay day program/event.

Eagle Award – To the LO that consistently advocates, educates and informs its members on our 2013/2014 focus issues of economic equity, healthcare, domestic violence and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Public Relations:

LO Newsletter of the Year

Best LO Website of the Year

Public Relations Award – To the LO with the best overall promotion of the year.




Previous Year Awards:

2013 – 2014

Best Video – As part of the first annual call for videos that demonstrate BPW, our LO won for its  “I Am BPW” video submission, a compilation of the faces and voices (members and friends) who make up BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas.