Speakers Schedule:

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

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

April 17, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Rebekah J. Fero, CFP, Integrated Financial Group, will show us how to maximize Social Security benefits.


Lunch Menu Options are:

        Beef and vegetable stir fry with Asian noodles


Blackened chicken & fried green tomatoe salad – mixed greens, corn relish, fried green tomatoes, blackened chicken & bacon served w/a roasted red pepper remoulade dressing


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, April 12th.   Reminder that no- shows will be invoiced.  Please look for a reply to your RSVP. 


Reminder: Scholarship Selection Committee Meeting on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Charlotte State Bank & Trust board room, Punta Gorda Branch.  The Committee will meet beginning at 1:00PM to discuss applications and select scholarship winners.


ELECTION OF BPW Board of Directors for 2018-2019

will be held at the monthly meeting on April 17, 2018

  Officer installation is scheduled for May 15, 2018

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