2022 BPW/FL Annual Conference

When: May 19 – 22, 2022
Where: Wesley Chapel, FL
Hotel: Saddlebrook Resort


This year’s theme is Pearls of Wisdom!  The conference committee is planning an informational and fun conference at the beautiful Saddlebrook Golf Resort.  Per the membership’s request we are going to go back to some of our more familiar things this year, with plated lunches on Friday and Saturday, as well as our installation banquet on Saturday evening.  So that you can plan early, we also think everyone is ready to dress up, so the banquet will be a formal event.


Pricing:  1 bedroom, 1 bath suites at $179 per night (sleeps up to 2) and 2 bedroom, 2 bath suites at $249 per night (sleeps up to 4).  These rates are inclusive of resort fees and 1 car per room being valet parked, if available, at no cost. Click HERE to register at the hotel.  Based on availability, these room rates are good for three days before and three days after conference.  The sooner you make your reservation (no deposit necessary), the easier it will be for the resort to place us as close to each other as possible.  Cutoff for the room block is April 19 but the block may be sold out before then.


We look forward to seeing everyone in May 2022. In the interim if you have any questions or would like to participate in planning, please reach out to Jerri Evans, 2022 State Conference Chair, at jerri0679@gmail.com.


Click HERE for the Conference Schedule.


There are multiple ways to support the conference:

  • Click HERE if you would like to be a sponsor.
  • Click HERE if you would like to be a vendor.
  • Click HERE if you would like to place an ad in the Conference program.

Details About Education Programs

On Friday, May 20, 2022


“Know Your Voting Rights”, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Julie Marcus

Julie Marcus will discuss recent voting law changes made by the Florida Legislature and their impact on upcoming elections this fall. Learn the facts about when and how you can vote and what to expect when you are ready to do so. Julie will provide informative, practical guidance for voters, answer your questions and give insight into how the office of the Supervisor of Elections operates.


“Building Your Business by Building Relationships”, Mary Owens

In this inspiring and informative presentation, Mary shares the 3 sure-fire ways to build connections–the same techniques that have helped Mary’s clients create successful and lasting relationships with clients, prospects and teams as well as personal and professional networks. Learn about behavioral styles, mistakes to avoid and the magic formula for success.



“Public Speaking Secrets Revealed”, AmondaRose Igoe

During this presentation, you will learn the 3 Step Proven Success Formula to Double and Even Triple Your Presentation Results”, so you can start to achieve the level of speaking success that you truly desire and deserve now. Say goodbye to what doesn’t work and say hello to Public Speaking RESULTS!



“Women, Wealth and Equality”, Renee Baker

Knowledge is power. Beyond income inequality, the gender wealth gap highlights the dispersion between how much money women keep and grow versus men. What do you think has happened to gender economic equality since 2020?  Spoiler alert: The financial facts are stacked against women. Are you ready to change it?



“Advocating for Equity”, Dawn Hunter

Ms. Hunter will talk about different forms of advocacy and how advocacy can impact health and well-being. As part of this discussion, participants will learn about the role of law and policy in creating healthy communities, the movement to achieve health and racial equity, and ways effective advocacy can be used to advance organizational goals and policy priorities.




Healthy Pinellas Foundation (Sun Coast Osteopathic)


Sheila Barry-Oliver, Ed.D.
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas, Past State President


Tami Simms
The Simms Team, Coastal Properties Group

Jerri Evans
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas, Immediate Past State President


Kristin Smith, WMS, RICP
Raymond James & Associates