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Upcoming events

    • 10/17/2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano's Little Italy, Tampa Westshore


     Tampa Bay BPW and Working Women of Tampa Bay Present



    Lunchtime Lobbying



    Jenna Paladino      


     Driving public policy can be a full-time position, but it doesn’t have to be with the right tools and training. In this brief lunchtime discussion, bring your Twitter login, willingness to influence change and an open mind about the legislative process. Learn from a seasoned lobbyist, how to craft your message, rally the troops and educate your elected officials prior to the upcoming legislative session, beginning in January. Passion for change begins now.



    About the presenter: 

    Jenna Paladino inspires volunteers, motivates CEOs and drives policy with a coordinated communication plan, coalition building and advocacy. Her relentless passion made a seamless transition in opening her own business and governmental consulting firm, Paladino Public Affairs, LLC. Prior to starting the firm, she served as the director of communications and public affairs for Chapters Health System, headquartered in Tampa, FL. Chapters Health is the largest non-profit hospice provider in the state of Florida.

    Her experience as a legislative aide, campaign consultant, in-house lobbyist, non-profit lobbyist and adjunct professor provides her clients a well-rounded approach to make sure that the lobbying, advocacy and communication goals are all part of the plan. Jenna holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Political Communication and Bachelors of Science in Political Science and English from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL  


    At Tampa Bay BPW, our meetings always include valuable networking opportunities, thought-provoking topics and, of course, the great food at Maggiano's! 

    Register today to join us for this thought-provoking and inspiring event! 


    Register today to join us for this exciting event!

    • 10/17/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) Kate Tiedemann College of Business Lynn Pippenger Hall, 700 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Parking Lot #19)

    Presented by:

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    Working women influence their environment in a myriad of ways. BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas (BPW) celebrates these Women of Influence in our community to build awareness for National Business Women’s WeekTM.  Hear the stories of accomplished women in diverse business sectors and industries at different stages of their careers talk about their journey to success. Each will share how they influence their industry, their community, and their networks.

    Dr. Kanika Tomalin
    Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg

    Dr. Tonjua Williams
    President of St. Petersburg College

    Molly Moorhead
    Editorial Writer at Tampa Bay Times

    Moderator: Cathy Unruh
    WEDU Show Host and Author

    Visit www.bpwforum.com for additional details and registration.

Past events

09/19/2017 Rapid Transit in Tampa Bay
08/15/2017 Resilience: Finding Joy in the Midst of Chaos
07/18/2017 Meaningful Mentoring - A Joint Event with WWOTB
06/20/2017 Connecting American Women-Owned Businesses to Indian Markets, presented by Mentor on Road - USA
05/16/2017 Tampa Bay BPW May 16 Meeting ~ Positive, Personal Well-Being, Presented by Ellen Nastir
04/18/2017 Equal Representation - A Joint Event with WWOTB
03/21/2017 The Changing Tastes in Art - Irene Wright
02/21/2017 Life Interrupted: Taking Charge After Everything Has Changed
01/19/2017 Networking Night
01/17/2017 BPW General Meeting, Elections, & Networking - Open to All!
12/20/2016 Fulfill Your Destiny - Karen Mertes, Founder/President, Lt. Col. (Ret.) USAF
11/15/2016 Michael Ciminna, District Director for Gus Bilirakis
10/18/2016 Human Trafficking, Presented by Rita P. Peters, State Attorney's Office
09/20/2016 Florida Commission on the Status of Women - Susan Glickman
08/16/2016 2016 Political Candidates Forum, August 16, 2016
07/19/2016 What's New in Westshore? An Update on the Westshore Alliance!
06/21/2016 TampaBay WaVE - Building an Innovation-Driven Economy in Tampa Bay
05/17/2016 Computer Viruses and Malware - 15 Myths and Misconceptions!
04/19/2016 Building a Strong Women's Leadership Culture
04/12/2016 UnHappy Hour !
03/15/2016 How to Avoid Relationship Mistakes
02/16/2016 Human Trafficking in Tampa Bay
01/21/2016 Networking Night
01/19/2016 WOMENomics Program
12/15/2015 Philanthropy and Holiday Celebration
11/17/2015 Tampa Bay BPW Presents: Selfless Service - Dr. Deirdre Dixon, Tuesday, November 17, 2015
11/16/2015 50th Anniversary Celebration at the FSU BPW House
10/20/2015 State of the Union - BPW Florida
09/15/2015 Women in IT ~ Industry and Culture Challenges
08/18/2015 Empowering Women through Planning
07/21/2015 Surviving and Thriving on the High Seas of Life's Transitions
06/16/2015 Nutrition Your Weigh!
05/19/2015 Rapid Transit in Tampa Bay
04/21/2015 Why Do Kids Kill?
04/14/2015 Equal Pay Day Celebration !
03/17/2015 A Walk Through American Women's History
02/17/2015 Latest Updates on the Westshore Business District
01/20/2015 Networking Night
12/16/2014 In Support of the Spring
11/18/2014 Women Joining Forces
11/06/2014 Thirsty Thursday
10/21/2014 Building Relationships - the Bridge to Our Future
10/10/2014 2014 BPW/FL FALL CONFERENCE
09/16/2014 Legal Issues for Women in the Workplace, presented by Karen Buesing, Attorney
08/13/2014 Political Forum 2014
07/15/2014 Homeopathy and Women's Health
06/17/2014 Economic Opportunities for Women - Presented by Sandy Murman, County Commissioner for Hillsborough County
05/20/2014 Luncheon - May 20, 2014
04/15/2014 Luncheon - April 15, 2014
03/12/2014 Luncheon - March 12, 2014
02/12/2014 Luncheon - February 12, 2014
02/11/2014 BPW/FL 2014 Lobby Days
01/08/2014 Luncheon - January 8, 2014
12/11/2013 Luncheon - December 11, 2013
11/13/2013 Luncheon - November 13, 2013
10/26/2013 2013 BPW/FL FALL CONFERENCE
10/24/2013 21st Annual Networking Night Event
09/11/2013 Luncheon - September 11, 2013
08/14/2013 Luncheon - August 14, 2013
07/10/2013 Luncheon - July 10, 2013
05/08/2013 Luncheon - May 8, 2013
04/10/2013 Luncheon - April 10, 2013
03/13/2013 Luncheon - March 13, 2013
02/13/2013 Luncheon - February 13, 2013
01/09/2013 Luncheon - January 9, 2013
12/12/2012 Luncheon - December 12, 2012
11/14/2012 Luncheon - November 14, 2012
10/25/2012 20th Annual Networking Night Event
09/12/2012 Luncheon - September 12, 2012
08/08/2012 Political Forum - August 8, 2012
07/11/2012 Luncheon - July 11, 2012

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