Helping Women succeed...
Professionally, Personally and Politically
Bozeman BPW held its first meeting on September 18, 1930 in the Baxter Hotel. The 25 charter members envisioned an organization that would elevate standards for women, promote business and professional activities, and encourage a spirit of cooperation, fellowship and friendship among members. Over 80 years later, our mission remains true to this original vision.
Jessie Aiken was elected to be the first president, and many prominent women have been members over the years, including US Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin and Montana state legislators. Bozeman BPW has also participated in numerous important projects in its long history.
During the depression, Bozeman BPW members gave two hours of work weekly to unemployed women. The first scholarship was awarded to a Montana State University student in 1937. Early members also observed National Business and Professional Women’s Week each fall and named a Woman of the Year.
Photo: 1936 Membership (27 members gather in Gallatin Canyon)
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