Interested in becoming a BPW member?

To download a Membership/Renewal Application BPW Membership form May 2020

Fashion Show Tickets

$35 per person.

Renew your Membership

For Membership questions, contact Jean Lewis:
Phone: (941) 639-0057 or (941) 624-6945.

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

Pay for Lunch

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

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

~ Maya Angelou


New Officers

Join Us for Our Monthly Meetings

Tuesday,February 18, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club
4400 Lister Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Guest Speaker

Jennifer French, owner of The Yoga Sanctuary


Mindful Body & Education for Women

Food Selections

Main Dish:

Trio Salad – Tuna salad, egg salad, chicken salad served with fresh fruit
Classic Caesar Salad – Romaine hearts, croutons, Asiago cheese, Caesar dressing & grilled chicken
Vegan Plate

Dessert – Angel Food Strawberry Shortcake


Pay for Lunch

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

BPW of CC presents
the 4th Annual FASHION SHOW

Chinese Auction – Lottery Tree – Door Prizes

Saturday February 29th 2020, 12pm – 3pm
at Visani’s Comedy Club,

Emcee: Stacy Deffenbaugh NBC2 News
Special Appearances by Sheriff Bill Prummell & Clerk of Court, Roger Eaton

Fabulous Fashion And Accessories Provided By HipNotique

Tickets: $35.00 Purchase online contact Holly Selders at (941) 205-2714

Download the Flyer

Let’s Grow Our Membership!

Bring a guest to a meeting and win yourself a free lunch at the monthly meeting following the date your guest becomes a member. 

No limit on new members and no limit on free lunches!

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 among 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 our area. Our major fundraiser for the year is the annual Fashion Show held in January. 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.


If you are not sure when your renewal is due, please contact VP of Membership, Jean Lewis at

BPW business and publicity updates

BPW business cards and name tags are available at no charge to paid members. Please email for supplies. BPW brochures are available. Updated Bylaws and BPW Membership form May 2018 are here!

Apply for a College Scholarship

Applications for 2020 Scholarships are open!

Applications due April 1st.

Click Here to Apply

Or click here for Printable PDF to apply by mail.

Our Mission

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

BPW Officers &

Board Members

President, Jessica Cantwell, Business Development Director, Life Care Center of Punta Gorda

VP of Programs, Amie Conti, Chelsea Place,

VP of Membership, Jean Lewis, Owner, Harborside Aviation

VP of Publicity & Promotions, Could be YOU – Who has a Heart for Media??

Treasurer, Jan Stephens, Operations Leader, C.A.R.E,

Secretary, Sharon Huck, Realtor, Five Star Realty


Scholarship Chairwoman, Sue Strope, Realtor, Ocean Partners Real Estate,

Fundraising Chairwoman,  Could be you!!!!


Picture of Jessica, pregnant with Baby Willow at her babyshower
BPW members at the Orange house for Baby Willow's Baby Shower
BPW members at the Orange house for Baby Willow's Baby Shower