That’s a wrap for the 102nd Annual BPW/FL State Conference: Energizing the Future Today! We were true to our mission throughout. Monday featured three workshops relevant to our mission (using parliamentary procedure effectively, how to lobby, the resources of the Dept. of Labor’s Women’s Bureau) followed by an open discussion of Tuesday’s business items. Tuesday morning saw a workshop on strategic planning and Tuesday afternoon combined Federation and Foundation business meetings that were chock full of meaningful dialogue and informed decision making, while the annual BPW/FL awards recognized local organizations for their yearlong efforts. The BPW/Florida Education Foundation raised funds through its annual Hawg Callin. Finally, the 2023-24 elected Federation officers were installed at the banquet. Executive committee and board of directors meetings ended the conference on Wednesday morning. What an engaged group of women!
We were also pleased to introduce 12 conference first-time attendees to the annual state conference experience.
Kudos to 2023 Conference Chair Jerri Evans and her planning committee, State Business Manager Cindi Irwin, outgoing and incoming Executive Committee members and Board of Directors for making this conference relevant to our mission. It was a springboard for opportunity to make BPW even more vibrant and valuable to our members statewide.
Enjoy these moments from the 2023 State Conference!