• Impact
  • Networking
  • Advocacy
  • Education/Career Enhancement
  • Information
  • Leadership
  • Visibility
  • Helping Others
  • Friendships

1. Impact

Be part of a statewide movement and make a difference in the lives of workingwomen as we work together to create the changes needed for equitable work environments and supportive communities. Belong to a recognized organization whose legacy of success opens doors to other leaders and opinion makers.

2. Networking

Exchange ideas, explore business opportunities, and share common goals with professional women at the community and state national level. Connect with mentors, colleagues and friends who can assist you in advancing your career and making the right connections.

3. Advocacy

BPW/FL has local organizations throughout Florida. Learn how to be a successful advocate and lobby your representatives at the annual Lobby Day. Keep the workingwoman’s agenda – equal pay, worklife balance, better child and elder care, strong social security pension programs and workplace equity – at the forefront. Through BPW/FL membership you have a powerful voice on small business issues, with corporations and in Tallahassee, without doing all of the legwork yourself.

4. Education/Career Enhancement

Participate in BPW/FL programs that are specifically designed to provide personal and professional development, growth and opportunities. Through seminars, hands-on workshops and noted experts, BPW/FL members are given a vast array of opportunities to gain the skills they need to succeed and be successful. The BPW/FL Individual Development program has provided scores of women with the leadership, negotiation and professional skills necessary to reach their full potential. The Young Careerist program gives a "leg up" to young women and/or men new to the work force but full of potential.

5. Information

Have access to relevant up-to-date information about topics essential for workingwomen via the BPW/FL website. Members are also kept on top of developing issues and organization activities through the Public Policy News on the BPW/FL website and our print publication Florida Business Woman.

6. Leadership

Develop leadership skills at the Local and State National level with mentors to help you along the way. Maximize the career-boosting value of your BPW/FL membership by identifying volunteer opportunities that match your professional goals or strengthen your existing skills. Become a recognized leader by getting involved in programs that benefit your community.

7. Visibility

Gain visibility and prominence in your community through involvement in BPW/FL events -- locally and statewide. Meetings, newsletters and websites provide opportunities to showcase and promote you and your business.

8. Helping Others

BPW/FL has a proud tradition of “women helping women.” In 1965, the members of BPW/FL created the BPW/FL Education Foundation to:

  1. Make available to young women the opportunity to pursue higher learning through financial or other assistance;
  2. Cooperate with recognized scholarship and research foundations and organized colleges or universities to accomplish the purposes set forth.

Involvement in the Individual Development, Young Careerist, and Mentoring programs allows you to aid in the personal and professional development of women while raising awareness of issues affecting workingwomen.

9. Friendships

Membership in BPW/FL brings many rewards but the most lasting and meaningful are the lifelong friendships. Through participation in the many BPW/FL activities and programs, you will form supportive friendships as well as important business relationships. There is nothing quite like the feeling you get in a roomful of powerful women all focused and energized on current issues and a common cause. Whether it is laughing together, working together, or lobbying together, BPW/FL members know how to have fun and to get the job done!

Join BPW today!

Our Mission: To achieve equity for all women
through advocacy and education.

Our Objectives

  • Elevate the standards in our local communities for women in business
  • Promote the interests of business and professional women in our local community.
  • Create a spirit of cooperation among business and professional women in our local community.
  • Offer opportunities to business and professional women through local and state networking, informational resources, career positioning, and educational programs.

Business & Professional Women of Englewood and Venice
P.O. Box 611, Englewood, FL 34295
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