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

On March 20, 2024, Upper Keys BPW announced the "Give Hope a Home" campaign to raise $10,000 to create a business center at the soon-to-be-built emergency shelter for Middle and Upper Keys residents experiencing domestic abuse.

The business center will provide workspace, computers, internet access, printers, paper and other essential resources to help domestic abuse survivors search for jobs, find housing and more.


Congratulations 2023 Woman 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:  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.

2023 Woman of the Year Patricia Milian 

2023 Business of the Year Voyage Blue Travel/Ilja Chapman

Click here to read about them and all the amazing 2023 Nominees!

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

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

Click here for details.

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.


E-blast Advertising

Got a job opening you're trying to fill? A new location to promote? An event you want to get the word out?

Send an email blast to our active mailing list of over 400 members and others in the Florida Keys.
$20.00 - Members
$35.00 - Non-Members

Proceeds go to our Adult Women's Scholarship Program and other programs to support working women in our community!

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!

Check out our BPW Job Board

This service helps match employers and employees in our Upper Keys community while raising funds for our Scholarship program and other activities. 

Click here to learn more and see latest job opportunities.

2023-2024 BPW/FL


1. Economic Equity, Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency

2. Health Care

3. 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. 



Public Policy




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

Interested? Learn more here.

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