Who We Are

Founded as a non-partisan, grassroots organization, BPW/USA was formed in 1919 and merged with BPW Foundation in 2009. The BPW network includes thousands of members of diverse ages, races, occupations and politics. Our local organization (LO) was founded in 1966 to carry forward the BPW mission.

One of hundreds of LOs across the nation, BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas offers all the resources of BPW/FL and the national BPW Foundation, while concentrating on issues and concerns relevant to the local area. Our signature programs and committees focus on:

√ Diversity and Inclusion

√ Equal Pay

√ Individual Development

√ Legislation

√ Mentoring / Shadowing

√ Philanthropy

√ Public Relations

√ Technology

√ Women in Transition

√ Young Careerist



A number of special events are held throughout the year to raise funds for scholarships, local charitable organizations and other causes relevant to working women. We are committed to coalition-building with other like-minded organizations in the community, including the major educational institutions, the League of Women Voters, Girls, Incorporated of Pinellas, The PACE Center for Girls, YWCA Tampa Bay, and more.