An all-female executive panel will discuss how women are managing transition and change during challenging and uncertain times.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 7, 2021) – If the past year and a half has taught women anything, it’s that professional and personal pivots can be planned or happen in a moment’s notice. Managing a job transition, dealing with loss of income, and ensuring social equity for those most affected by hardship will be at the heart of the annual working women’s forum hosted by Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas, “The Great Reset” on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Museum of History (335 2nd Ave NE). The BPW forum, which will be in a panel format, will be held during National Business Women’s Week.
Dr. Keesha Benson, Chief Learning and Evaluation Officer for the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, will moderate a panel of executives whose backgrounds span the human experience: Belinthia Berry, Acting Dean of Workforce Development at St. Petersburg College; Donna Manion, Vice President of Human Resources at GSP Retail; and Jennifer Yeagley, Chief Executive Officer at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with networking, followed by a panel discussion with Q&A at 6:00 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and one drink ticket are included in the ticket price ($31 for BPW and St. Petersburg Chamber members, $36 for guests and non-members, $40 at the door). Register at www.BPWForum.com.
“BPW’s mission—achieving equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information—is more timely than ever,” said Michele Cavallo, 2021-22 President of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas. “Conversation at the BPW Working Women’s Forum will reveal valuable resources, insight, and tips that attendees can access and apply to their own situations immediately.”
Major supporters of the event include Platinum sponsor Duke Energy, Gold sponsor St. Petersburg Museum of History, and Silver sponsors Hancock Whitney Bank, The MPetty Group, and Perfect Copy & Print.
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 Thursday 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 2021-22 include the Equality Day Celebration in August, the Working Women’s Forum in October, and the Unhappy Hour observing Equal Pay Day in March/April. Michele Cavallo, Customer Empowerment Director at Duke Energy, serves as the 2021-22 BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas President.
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.
About Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation
BPW Foundation is a 501(c)(3) research and education organization. The work of BPW Foundation supports workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses. For more information: https://m.facebook.com/BPWFoundation/.