Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas honors National Business Women’s WeekTM with a Forum celebrating working women’s professional achievements.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (September 5, 2017) – Working women influence their environment in a myriad of ways. BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas (BPW) celebrates these Women of Influence in our community to build awareness for National Business Women’s WeekTM. Hear the stories of accomplished women in diverse business sectors and industries at different stages of their careers talk about their journey to success. Each will share how they influence their industry, their community, and their networks. The BPW 2017 Working Women’s Forum: Women of Influence will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in Lynn Pippenger Hall at USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business (700 4th Street South, St. Petersburg).
WEDU show host and author Cathy Unruh will moderate the panel of influential women whose careers span business sectors and industries: Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg, Dr. Tonjua Williams, President of St. Petersburg College, and Molly Moorhead, Editorial Writer at Tampa Bay Times.
Join us at USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business with Networking at 5:30 p.m. in the Ellen Cotton Atrium. The BPW Working Women’s Forum begins at 6:00 p.m. Complimentary appetizers, 1 drink ticket, and parking are included ($30 Members; $35 Non-members; $40 at the door). Register at www.bpwforum.com
“National Business Women’s Week™ provides BPW with a platform to showcase the achievements of professional women leaders from different industries and backgrounds,” said Liz Illgen, 2017-2018 President of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas. “The 2017 Working Women’s Forum features three accomplished women who will share their journey to success and how they individually influence their organization, community, and industry.”
The presenting sponsor of the event is Healthy Start at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Bronze level sponsors are Janssen and Igar, CPAs PA; Perfect Copy and Print; and Kristin Smith, Raymond James. Community partners are USFSP, Working Women of Tampa BayTM, and YWCA Tampa Bay.
About Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas is the local chapter of BPW/FL, which is affiliated with the national BPW Foundation. Founded in 1919 at the national and state levels, and in 1966 at the local level, BPW crosses generations, occupations and political parties. BPW’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. General membership meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House in Downtown St. Petersburg. Guests are welcome to attend and experience a meeting. For more information: www.bpwstpetepinellas.org
Signature activities for 2017-18 include the Working Women’s Forum on October 17, 2017, the Unhappy Hour observing Equal Pay Day in April 2018 and the Equality Day Tea in August 2018. The 2017-18 BPW President is Liz Illgen, Senior Cost Accountant, Ion Labs.
About National Business Women’s Week™ (NBWW)
To recognize the achievements of American working women, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation celebrates National Business Women’s Week™ during the third full week of October. Since 1928, NBWW has honored the contributions of working women and employers who support working women and their families. NBWW provides an opportunity to call attention to women entrepreneurs, facilitate discussions on the needs of working women, share information about successful workplace policies, and raise awareness of the resources available for working women in their communities. For more information: bit.ly/bpwfdnnbww
About Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation
BPW Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, works with women, employers and policymakers to create successful workplaces that practice and embrace diversity, equity and work-life balance. Through its research and unique role as a neutral convener of employers and employees, BPW Foundation leads the way in developing and advocating for policies and programs that “work” for both women and businesses. For more information: www.bpwfoundation.org