Speakers Schedule:

Tuesday, March 20th – Randy Cisne, LMHC from Peace River Counseling speaking about habit breaking and performance enhancing; dealing with trauma and anxiety through counseling and hypnosis.

Tuesday, April 17th –  Rebekah J. Fero, Certified Financial Planner will speak about How to Maximize Social Security Benefits.  Board Nominations will be held.

Tuesday, May 15th – Derek Morely from the FPL Solar Fields and Tim Selders from FPL Fort Myers to talk about Solar Power and FPL Operations in SW Florida.  Board Elections will be held.

Tuesday, June 19th – Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring the 2018 BPW Scholarship recipients.

Interested in becoming a BPW member?

To download a Membership/Renewal Application Click Here

BPW Scholarship

To view the BPW Scholarship Application click below Click to Apply

Renew your Membership

The standard renewal fee is $95.00, $75 for retirees.

Pay for Lunch

Lunch is $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

Fashion Show Tickets

$35 per person.

Monthly Membership and Social Networking


Next Meeting is on

March 20th 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn to break a habit, lose weight, or enhance performance with Randy Cisne, LMHC of Peace River Counseling


Lunch Menu Options are:

        Lasagne Bolognese


Turkey Cobb Salad – mixed greens, applewood bacon, grape tomatoes, bleu cheese, egg, and avocado


Members cost of lunch is $20 cash/check/credit.  Non members $25. 

Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, 4400 Lister Street, Port Charlotte FL 

Please RSVP with your lunch selection to bpwccfl@gmail.com by Thursday, March 15th.   Reminder that no- shows will be invoiced.  Please look for a reply to your RSVP. 


A special thank you to Sheriff Bill Prummel and CCSO for their models, to JC Penney for allowing to model their beautiful clothing and to all the models, committee members and guests.  Also thank you to the following sponsors for supporting our community and women entering or returning to secondary education.







Arthur Rutenberg Homes/Five Star Realty

Byrski Law

Charlotte State Bank & Trust

CeJay & Associates

Estate and Guardianship Services

Harborside Aviation

Hometown Title & Closing Services

Interiors By Design

Janine Smith

Joan Ehrman

Kindred at Home

McCrory Law Firm

New Hope Chiropractic

SW Florida Home Care

WeCare LLC

About Business and Professional Women of Charlotte County

Business and Professional Women (BPW) is an area nonprofit, non-partisan, nonsectarian, self-governing and member supported organization that helps to promote and foster the interest of business and professional women in Charlotte County, and to encourage future business and professional women of our community through scholarships. We encourage networking amongst our members and bringing in other business and professional women to network. We provide programs to encourage members in personal, career, leadership development and to learn about issues affecting the area. Our major fundraiser for the year is the annual Whacky Whiffer Women’s Golf Tournament. The money raised is given in scholarships to young women in Charlotte County who are looking to further their education, but need financial assistance. To learn more about BPW, we encourage your to attend our monthly luncheon and visit our website.


If you are not sure when your renewal is due, please contact Melissav@thespringatsouthbiscayne.com

BPW business and publicity updates

BPW business cards and name tags are available at no charge to paid members. Please email hselders@csbtfl.com for supplies. BPW brochures are available. Updated Bylaws and Membership Forms are here!

Applications for 2018 Scholarships are available now.  To apply, click the button.  Applications are due by April 1, 2018.

BPW Scholarship

To view the BPW Scholarship Application click below Click to Apply

Congratulations 2017 Scholarship Recipients!

Our Mission

To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information in our community.

BPW Officers

President Holly Selders Charlotte State Bank & Trust hselders@csbtfl.com

VP of Programs Tina Mays tmays@mizell-law.com

VP of Membership Melissa Vanderbilt-Bestor melissav@thespringsofsouthbiscayne.com

Treasurer Jean Lewis Harborside Aviation harborsideav@embarqmail.com

Secretary Sharon Huck Five Star Realty sharonhuckrealestate@gmail.com

Board Members

Past President

Tina Mays Mizell, Mays & Payne, P.A. Scholarship Chairwoman Cheryl Temple AAUW and Committee Chair