Speakers Schedule:


Tuesday, June 19th – Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring the 2018 BPW Scholarship recipients.  Melinda Means, Author, Speaker, and Certified Professional Life Coach, will be providing an inspirational talk regarding this transitional period in these young women’s lives.

July and August BPW will be on summer break.

Interested in becoming a BPW member?

To download a Membership/Renewal Application BPW Membership form May 2018

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

June 19, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Luncheon to honor our 2018 Scholarship Winners


Lunch Menu Options are:


        House Salad and Chicken Marsala: herb-garlic chicken breast, crimini mushroom marsala butter served over pasta



Vegetarian Meal


Members cost of lunch is $20 and Non members $25.  Cash/Credit/Check. 

There is no cost to scholarship winners and their guests.


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

Please RSVP with your lunch selection to bpwccfl@gmail.com by Thursday, June 14th.   Reminder that no- shows will be invoiced.  Please look for a reply to your RSVP. All RSVPs will receive a reply email.


The Scholarship Selection Committee chose 12 worthy recipients of our 2018 scholarships giving away a total of $7,500.  Members, doen’t forget to contact your Scholarship Winner to invite her to our June luncheon meeting.



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 VP of Membership, Jan Stephens at stephens420@gmail.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 BPW Membership form May 2018 are here!

Applications for 2018 Scholarships are now closed.  Please check back in Decemeber 2018 for the application for 2019.

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 &

Board Members

Co-President Holly Selders, AVP Residential Lending, Charlotte State Bank & Trust, hselders@csbtfl.com

Co-President, Jessica Cantwell, Business Development Director, Life Care Center of Punta Gorda Jessica_Cantwell@lcca.com

VP of Programs, Tina Mays, Partner, Mizell, Mays & Payne, PA  tmays@mizell-law.com

VP of Membership, Janis Stephens, Operations Leader, C.A.R.E,  stephens420@gmail.com

VP of Publicity & Promotions, Erica Radziewicz, Marketing Director, McCrory Law Firm,  erica@mccrorylaw.com

Treasurer, Jean Lewis, Owner, Harborside Aviation harborsideav@embarqmail.com

Secretary, Sharon Huck, Realtor, Five Star Realty sharonhuckrealestate@gmail.com

Board Members

Scholarship Chairwoman, Sue Strope, Realtor, Ocean Partners Real Estate, sueshomes@aol.com