Business & Professional Women of North Sarasota -         "Building Powerful Women"

"Building Powerful through Advocacy, Education and Information"

Welcome to Business and Professional of North Sarasota!

Business & Professional (BPW) is the oldest and largest organization of working in this country and is an organization that develops leadership potential.  Its goal has always been to achieve specific gains for under the : equal pay for equal ; equal representation in political organizations; removal of sex and gender discrimination and child and reforms. BPW has been the voice of the women's movement.
Founded in 1919, BPW promotes all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.  It is the leading advocate for millions of working women on work-life balance and workplace issues.    BPW organizations provide members with professional development programs, networking, participation in grassroots activism, and opportunities for disadvantaged women.
BPW North Sarasota is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women  (,  Jerri Adler is president of the Florida Federation. Our organization was organized in September 1972 by a group of women who wanted to help change the conditions of working women in Sarasota and Manatee counties. That continues to be our goal.  Anne Weatherington was our first president. Norrece Wright currently serves as president.