Bozeman Professional Women

Bozeman Professional Women is a diverse group of over 75 professional women working to ensure that women in the Gallatin Valley have the tools to succeed. Our mission is to connect, educate, and celebrate Bozeman’s professional women. Our members come together for regular meetings where they pool their talents and resources to create innovated professional, educational, and networking opportunities for women. We honor local women who are making outstanding contributions to our community and helping women succeed.

History of the Bozeman Professional Women

Bozeman Professional Women 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 many women Montana state legislators. Bozeman Professional Women has also participated in numerous important projects in its long history.

During the depression, BPW members gave two hours of work weekly to unemployed women.  The first BPW educational 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. 

Bozeman BPW, 1936

Photo: 1936 Membership (27 members gather in Gallatin Canyon)

Bozeman BPW, 2023

The BPW 2023 Board of Directors.
Bozeman BPW has over 75 active members.

Become involved with Bozeman Professional Women:

If you would like to join a committee, or become a board member please email the committee member through the link on each individual’s name below.
You may view the minutes from our board meetings here:  Board Meeting Minutes and Board Policies

You can also contact us through our BPW Facebook Page.

Our mailing address is:
Bozeman Professional Women
Box 644
Bozeman, MT 59771-0644

You may also contact our president if you have any questions by emailing

2023 Bozeman BPW Board

Julie Banuchie
Julie Banuchie, President & Communications
Jacy Widhalm
Jacy Widhalm, Programs & VP 1
McKayla Murphy
McKayla Murphy, Honors
Susannah Kavanaugh Headshot
Susannah Kavanaugh, Grants
Madison Lord
Madison Lord, Recording Secretary & Events
Andrea Taylor
Andrea Taylor, Programs
Abby Dobson
Abby Dobson, Honors
Erin Bell
Erin Bell, Grants
Melissa Herron
Melissa Herron, Membership & VP 2, Events, Finance
Beth Monnin
Beth Monnin, Membership
Serena Dublois (2)
Serena Dublois, Sponsorship
Jessica Ludwig
Jessica Ludwig, President-Elect
Rachel Krug
Rachel Krug, Treasurer 2 & Communications
Jill Russell
Jill Russell, Treasurer 1
Alyson Roberts
Alyson Roberts, Sponsorship

Bozeman BPW would like to thank Rachel Krug Photography for her Photography donation.