Building Powerful Women through Advocacy, Education and Information

What BPW/FL Can Do for You

Founded in 1919, BPW has a long track record of promoting equity for women in the workplace. Whether you are a business owner or an employee, BPW provides leadership through advocacy, education, and information within our communities, states, and the nation on issues important to all working women. Through BPW, you connect with mentors, colleagues, and friends who assist you in advancing your career and making the right connections. You also thrive professionally through exclusive membership development programs.

  • A network of motivated women – Connect with other motivated working women, network professionally, share contacts, and exchange information to enhance your business through local programs, as well as within the state of Florida and nationally.
  • Political awareness and community involvement – Participate in a wide range of activities and grassroots efforts to raise awareness of issues affecting working women at local, state, and national levels.
  • Personal and professional development – Attend workshops and programs designed to enhance professional skills and leadership abilities, such as Individual Development, Women in Transition, Young Careerist, and the BPW/FL Leadership Institute.
  • Scholarships – Assist women through scholarships to further formal education and through BPW/FL’s Education Foundation, which provides housing on university campuses in Florida.
BPW/FL 2017 State Conference - Saturday

2017 Annual State Conference

June 22-25, 2017
Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, vendors, attendees and conference committee for helping to make the 97th Annual State Conference a success!

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Picture of participants at Masquerade Ball
Our Priorities

Education Foundation of BPW/FL
Help us give young women an opportunity to pursue higher learning

Oct
24
Tue
BPW/Hernando Monthly Meeting @ Atria Evergreen Woods Assisted Living Community
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
26
Thu
BPW/Fort Lauderdale Membership Drive @ Coral Ridge Yacht Club
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hors d’oeuvres, wine and soda will be served

Nov
2
Thu
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas Membership Luncheon @ 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The General Membership of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas meets twice each month on the first and third Thursdays. Anyone may attend by simply making a reservation. Reservations are required by the Tuesday before the meeting.

Online reservations: http://new.bpwstpetepinellas.org/luncheons/

Nov
16
Thu
BPW St Petersburg-Pinellas: Red Red Wine and Your Heart @ Sea Salt Grill - Sundial
Nov 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Dr. Jack Pyhel, Wine aficionado and retired cardiologist…enjoying your life!
Silver Punch Bowl – The Kind Mouse $10 will feed a child for the weekend.

BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas Membership Luncheon @ 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House
Nov 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The General Membership of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas meets twice each month on the first and third Thursdays. Anyone may attend by simply making a reservation. Reservations are required by the Tuesday before the meeting.

Online reservations: http://new.bpwstpetepinellas.org/luncheons/

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