ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 28, 2018) – In recognition of Veterans Day (November 11), CMSgt. Shelina Frey, USAF, Ret, USAA Military Affairs Representative, will address the challenges faced by female veterans upon separating from the military and entering the civilian sector. Shelina joined the USAA Military Affairs Team in February 2018 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a Command Chief Master Sergeant with 34 years of service. Shelina’s last position was as principal advisor to the commander on matters of health, welfare and morale, development, and effective utilization of 38,000 active duty and 71,000 Air Force Reserve Command/Air National Guard enlisted personnel assigned to the command.
Join us on Thursday, November 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, 400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg for lunch, networking, and information sharing. The public is invited to attend this event. Cost is $30 with a $5 discount if reservations are made by the day before. Reservations are necessary. For more information, visit www.bpwstpetepinellas.org.
“This event helps to bring community awareness and media attention to some of the unique challenges faced by women veterans,” said Sheila Barry-Oliver, 2018-2019 President of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas. “Of the 1.5 million veterans in Florida, 10% are women.”
About Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas is the local chapter of BPW/FL. 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 2018 include the Unhappy Hour observing Equal Pay Day in April, the Equality Day Tea in August, and the Working Women’s Forum (“Gender Equity in Action”) in October. The 2018-2019 BPW local organization president is Sheila Barry-Oliver.