2018 BPW/FL Annual State Conference:

Thursday, June 14 – 17, 2018
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Register for Conference – Early Bird Pricing Ends May 31!

Join us on Clearwater Beach, Florida, for State Conference June 14-17, 2018! State conference is a great time to: motivate and energize around BPW’s mission, connect with BPW members from around the state, receive recognition for your LO (Local Organization), and grow your network. With the theme of “Equity Rising,” this year’s state conference will feature a mix of professional, personal and political development sessions and activities focused on equity issues affecting women. Register today!

Reserve Your Room

Reserve your hotel room early for State Conference at the special rate of $179/night.
Click on this link to book your group rate for Business and Professional Women of Florida

All rooms are suites–sleeping up to six–with a balcony and water view. The group rate is applicable from June 11 to June 20. The last day to book a room at the special rate is May 24. Parking is available on the property at no charge.

Equity Panels on Friday

Educational programming on Friday, June 15, is designed to Build Attendees Personally, Professionally and Politically. One-day registration rates (lunch included) are available. Through May 31: BPW Members, $55: Non-Members, $80. After May 31: BPW Members, $60; Non-Members, $85.  Click on this link for Friday’s schedule and for a printed version of the registration form

Preview the five panels addressing equity issues that impact women:

Beyond the Hashtag: Finding Your Voice in the Wake of #MeToo and #TimesUp
Panelists (L-R): Lariana Forsythe, CEO, Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA); Pamela Goodman, Executive Director, Ruth’s List Florida; Maria Martinez, former Chief Human Resources Officer, HSNi; Moderated by Sheila Barry-Oliver, Ed.D., Past BPW/Virginia State President

You, Me and She: Why Achieving Health Equity Matters for Everyone
Panelists (L-R): Kimberly Brown-Williams, Healthy Start Manager, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital; Dianne Clarke, Ph.D., CEO, Operation PAR; Carrie Hepburn, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative; Delquanda Turner, Community Engagement Officer, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg; Moderated by Alizza Punzalan-Randle, BPW/FL State President


From Not Making Enough to Not Saving Enough: How to Narrow the Gender Pay and Investment Gap
Panelists (L-R): Molly Auld, President, Project Prosper; Robyn Crane, Money and Business Growth Expert, Author; Kristie Kindstrom, VP, Raymond James’ Wealth Solutions Division; Moderated by Kristin Smith, Associate VP, Investments, Raymond James

An Evolving Workplace: Blending Creativity with Convention
Panelists (L-R): Kristina Alspaw, VP of Tourism, Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce; Maghan Morin, Co-Founder, The Doyenne Company; Michelle Turman, CEO, Catalyst Consulting Services; Moderated by Tami Simms, Past BPW/FL State President

Harnessing the Power of the Female Collective in City Hall
Panelists (L-R): St. Petersburg City Council Members Brandi Gabbard (Dist. 2), Darden Rice (Dist. 4), Gina Driscoll (Dist. 6), Council Chair Lisa Wheeler-Bowman (Dist. 7), and Amy Foster (Dist. 8); Moderated by Nikki Gaskin-Capehart, Director of Urban Affairs, City of St. Petersburg

Show Your Support

Sponsor, vendor, and advertising opportunities are now available.

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What would your Local Organization (LO) like to host at conference?

  • A shout-out to BPW Hernando for hosting the Hospitality Room!

Thank You to Our Sponsors


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