zz 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 2018-2019:

Local Organization of the Year – To the LO with the most well-rounded year of programs, community outreach, sound fiscal policies, and effective public relations.

Finance: Budgets & Comparative Financial Statement


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.

Susan B. Anthony Award – To the LO with the highest percentage of new members under 35.

Best Women in Transition Program Award

Public Policy:

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:

Best LO Website of the Year

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




Finance: Budgets & Comparative Financial Statement
Programs: Barnie Shuhi Education Award
Public Policy: Sacagawea Award, Giraffe Award, Hortense K. Wells Trophy, Red Purse Award, Eagle Award
Public Relations: LO Newsletter of the Year, Best LO Website of the Year, Public Relations Award


Local Organization of the Year
Barnie Shuhi Education Award
Best Young Careerist Program
Eagle Award
Hortense K. Wells Trophy
Plus 5 Recognition
Susan B. Anthony Award

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.