Message from the President
Energize the Future Today
Greetings BPW/FL Members and Friends-
It is hard to believe but I am almost one-third of the way through my one-year term. Much of these first four months has been spent organizing and getting caught up to what last year's leaders had done.
However, your board of directors has been very busy as we energize the BPW/FL organization for the future. Florida Business Woman provides an update on how we are doing against the 2021 strategic plan recommended tasks. Two tasks have been completed: an annual program calendar with guidance on how best to succeed with local programming and a BPW/FL Resource Manual, which serves as a reference manual for state and Local Organization (LO) leaders and will be used in LO leadership training. These documents can be found in the members only area of the BPW/FL website and have been provided to all board members, which includes all LO presidents.
BPW/FL's next virtual event will be on October 17 during National Business Women's Week (the third full week in October--see below for details). Other events this year will include an in-person trip to Tallahassee at the beginning of 2023, a virtual event on Equal Pay Day (which should be in March or April), and of course our annual state conference.
We hope that you can join us on October 17 but if you are unable to attend due to work or personal commitments, be advised that it will be recorded but you would not have the opportunity to ask questions of our panelists then.
The monthly BPW/FL Newsletter is being distributed on the 19th of each month in honor of the year BPW/FL was founded (1919) and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
Sheila Barry-Oliver, Ed.D., BPW/FL 2022-2023 President