In case you missed it, the following appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Florida Business Women, the 2019 60-day Legislative Session began on March 5 and is expected to end on May 3.
Two of the issues highlighted by the League of Women Voters Florida (health care and reproductive rights) overlap with BPW/FL's Public Policy. Find more information at lwvfl.org.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Florida derives its priorities from the national public policy platform and two of the issues coincide with ours: economic self-sufficiency for women and equality for a diverse society. You can sign up for Two-Minutes Activist legislative alerts at aauw.org
The BPW/FL Proposed Legislative Platform for 2019-2020 includes the following Items - more details on each item will be included in future newsletters.
ITEM 1: Equality for All
ITEM 2: Economic Equity, Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency
ITEM 3: Safe Workplace
ITEM 4: Health Care
ITEM 5: Environment
The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) are pleased to announce that they are offering 4 Adult Learner Scholarships in 2019. The four scholarships available are $1,000.00 each.
Female applicants must reside in either Sarasota or Charlotte County. Adult Learners are those women pursuing advanced education or retraining in college or vocational schools. BPWEV applications, instructions and contact information are accessible at www.bpwev.org
The deadline for submission of the application is April 30, 2019. BPWEV is engaged in the national program “Joining Forces with Women Veterans and Military Spouses”. The program provides resources and online connections to veterans and military wives to assist in their successfully obtaining meaningful employment and a career or their interest. BPWEV encourages Women Veterans and Military Spouses to apply.
BPWEV has been a leading advocate in promoting education and equity for women. Englewood BPW was charted in the early 1990’s and since then has each year offered scholarships to help women advance their education.
As the chair of the BPWEV Scholarship Committee for the last 10 years, I would like to announce that Katie Malloy and Natalie Bloom have volunteered to assume the responsibilities scholarship chair. Other committee members are Carol Kouba and Esther Bird. I will also remain on the committee.
The Adult Learner scholarship applications and information/instructions will be available on www.bpwev.org as of January 15, 2019. The deadline for postmarking the scholarship application is April 30, 2019.
All members are asked to promote this important part of our organization. Female applicants must reside in either Sarasota or Charlotte County. Adult Learners are those women pursuing advanced education or retraining in college or vocational school. Each scholarship is intended for a woman who has had an interruption in her education and is now returning to school. (Or entering college or vocational school for the first time to advance her education). Single mothers are encouraged to apply.
BPWEV is engaged in a national program Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses. The program provides resources and online connections to veterans and military wives to assist in their successfully obtaining meaningful employment and a career of their interest. One goal is to help these women in completing advanced education or training and BPWEV encourages Women Veterans and Military Spouses to apply.
Business & Professional Women of Englewood and Venice is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.
The Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program (YC) was founded in 1964 by BPW National President Virginia Allan in order to recognize the professional, personal and political achievements of young professional women and men.
Participants, both BPW and prospective members, compete to represent BPW on the Local and State level by delivering a prepared 4-minute speech, interviewing with judges, and preparing a biographical statement and application.
BPW/FL has a long list of former Young Careerist participants and representatives who, by their participation, have developed a greater sense of self-esteem, and have gone on to more rewarding and fulfilling careers and have demonstrated themselves as outstanding leaders in their communities.
This program recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of young women between the ages of 21 and 35 for their endeavors at bettering themselves and others, professionally, personally and politically. The Young Careerist Program is about mentoring and building self-esteem and confidence. It is about giving recognition and acceptance and the celebration to all participants.
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