ST. PETERSBURG, FL (November 12, 2018) – Domestic violence often intrudes into the workplace in a myriad of ways, either directly or indirectly. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Gabriela Lopez, the Community Education and Awareness Manager at CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse), will help us better understand these dynamics and how businesses can best respond. Gabriela is responsible for delivering professional domestic violence training to the workplace. Her professional background includes working with victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and financial exploitation.
Join us on Thursday, November 15 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. To make a reservation, go to http://www.bpwstpetepinellas.org/luncheons/
“This event helps to bring community awareness and media attention to how the workplace is impacted by domestic violence and how we can best respond,” said Sheila Barry-Oliver, 2018-2019 President of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas. “The statistics are staggering: one in three women and one in four men are victims of domestic violence.”
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: http://bpwstpetepinellas.org/.
Signature activities for 2018 included 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.