Supporting & Inspiring Women Professionally, Personally & Politically  


Who We Are

Welcome to Upper Keys Business and Professional Women (BPW). We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan, member-led organization open to all who support our mission.

As a local affiliate of BPW Florida, we come together for the benefit of our members and our community as a whole. For more than 50 years, Upper Keys BPW has made a tangible difference in the lives of working women and their families in the Upper Florida Keys.

Join Us at These Upcoming Events

Congrats to our Woman of the Year and Business of the Year!

Each October, we celebrate National Business Women’s Week by naming a Business of the Year and Woman of the Year. 

Congratulations to our 2022 awardees:
Woman of the Year -- Margie Smith
Business of the Year -- Sandbar Books

Click to learn more about them and the other member-run businesses and individual members that have inspired us and made particularly positive impacts on our organization and the broader community over the past 12 months.

Donate to the new BPW Scholarship Endowment Fund
and help us reach our $40,000 goal! 

For a limited time, all donations made directly to the endowment fund will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. Click here to learn more about the endowment fund.


Our Mission

The BPW mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. 

We seek to empower the women in our community to reach their full potential. We accomplish this by creating opportunities for personal and professional growth, providing scholarships to adult women in support of their education and career advancement, and advocating for issues that matter to working women and their families. 

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs was founded in July 1919 and has a long history of notable achievements on behalf of women. Every working woman has benefited from the organization's efforts in education, scholarship, public policy, equal pay and lobbying for women's rights.


What can Upper Keys BPW
do for YOU?

Business Contacts & Networking
Personal & Professional Development
Leadership Opportunities
Advocacy for Working Women

We meet monthly to build relationships,
educate and inform, and advance our goals.

We invite you to attend one of our events,
learn more and join us!


1. Equality for All

2. Economic Equity, Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency

3. Safe Workplace

4. Health Care

5. Environment

6. NEW: Voting Rights & Access

The BPW/FL Public Policy Platform is reviewed each year by the state Public Policy Committee and any proposed changes are presented for adoption at the annual state conference. If you are passionate about these issues and their impact on working women, consider joining the BPW Public Policy Committee at the local and/or state level. 



Several committees are looking to add members (no experience required):

Membership, Marketing, Public Policy, Scholarship, Endowment Fundraising, Hospitality and Financial/ Audit (Chair & members needed).

If you would like to get more involved with Upper Keys BPW and get more value from your membership, consider joining or chairing a committee!

Interested? Learn more here.

Empowered women empower women with
Upper Keys BPW Adult Women's Scholarships!

Application deadlines: April 15 and September 15
for scholarships awarded in May and October

Click here for details and application.

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