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Bozeman Business & Professional Women

Bozeman BPW is a diverse group of over 150 professional women working to ensure that women in the Gallatin Valley have the tools to succeed. Our mission is to support women Professionally, Personally and Politically. 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.


Bozeman BPW is licensed by the Business and Professional Women's Foundation, a national organization that was founded in 1919 and remains one of this country’s largest organizations for working women.

BPW Foundation the first foundation and research center in America dedicated exclusively to the interests and advancement of working women.

History of the Bozeman Business & Professional Women

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. 

   
Bozeman BPW Members 1936 - Cropped

Bozeman BPW, 1936

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

2017 Bozeman Business & Professional WomenBoard Members

Bozeman BPW, 2017

The BPW board of directors. Bozeman BPW has over 100 active members in 2017.

Become involved with Bozeman Business & 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.

You can also contact us through our BPW Facebook Page.

Our mailing address is:
Bozeman BPW
P.O. Box 644
Bozeman, MT  59771-0644

You may also contact our president if you have any questions by emailing president@bozemanbpw.org.

2017 Bozeman BPW Board

Ann Schrader, Bozeman BPW President
Ann Schrader, President
Amy Horton, Bozeman BPW Membership Co-Chair
Amy Horton, Membership Co-Vice President
Tina Cusker, Bozeman BPW Celebration Chair
Tina Cusker, Celebration Chair and Co-Chair Scholarship/Shooting Star Committee
Melissa Herron Bozeman BPW Legislative Committee Chair
Melissa Herron, Legislative Co-Chair
Jamie Chu, Bozeman BPW Programs Co-Chair
Jamie Chu, Programs Co-Vice President
Katie Eisenstein Bozeman BPW Secretary
Katie Jenkins, Recording Secretary & Co-Chair Scholarship/Shooting Star Committee
Julie Banuchie Bozeman BPW Communication Chair
Julie Banuchie, Communications Chair
Jasara Rosendahl, Bozeman BPW Legislative Committee Co-Chair
Jasara Rosendahl, Legislative Co-Chair
Deb Matus, Bozeman BPW Programs Co-Chair
Deb Matus, Programs Co-Vice President
Amanda Flohr, Co-Treasurer
Amanda Flohr, Co-Treasurer
Kathy Karjala Bozeman BPW Finance Chair
Kathy Karjala, Finance Chair
Erin Yost, Bozeman BPW Scholarship Co-Chair
Erin Yost, Sponsorship Chair
Cassie Jackson, Bozeman BPW Membership Co-Chair
Cassie Jackson, Membership Co-Vice President
Cherie Spradlin, Bozeman BPW Co-Treasurer
Cherie Spradlin, Co-Treasurer
Carey Leep, Bozeman BPW Honors Co-Chair
Carey Leep, Honors Chair

Bozeman BPW would like to thank our members Deb Brugman, and Marissa Lambert for their Photography.