Women have played a significant role in St. Petersburg’s history. From C. Bette Wimbish’s fight for desegregation and equal civil rights as a private citizen and councilwoman to Margaret Acheson founding the Museum of Fine Arts, women have made their mark on our community. They continue to do so today in local government leadership, education, arts and culture, and business.
Across racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., larger shares of undergraduate degrees and certificates are awarded to female students than to male students. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is in line with national trends – 62% of students are women and 38% are men. The disheartening fact is that wages for women with degrees lag behind men with similar credentials.
If you have a dream, idea or tentative plans for a business, please check out the resources that the St. Petersburg Chamber offers. Chamber Membership gives you support and a voice to advocate for business and commerce as well as perks like promotional and marketing opportunities, business savings and discounts on services, and networking events. The Greenhouse, a collaboration between the Chamber and the City of St. Petersburg, is a one-stop facility to help start or grow your business, offering business counseling, training, networking, access to capital and credit for startups, and more.
To get involved in the Chamber's Diversity & Inclusion efforts, please contact Matt Lettelleir, Advocacy Manager at (727) 388-0682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.