Presidential Debate Watch Party at Colombo’s Pizza on Wed. Nov. 20th

An announcement from BBPW, Bozeman for CEDAW, Bridgercare, and MT NOW:

Join us on Wednesday, November 20 from 6-9 PM, at Colombo’s Pizza for a non-partisan Presidential Debate Watch Party that will feature 4 respected women journalists who will be Moderating.  We want to celebrate women’s leadership, political participation and gender and other equity fronts that evening in a no-host, fun engagement event open to all.

More info here at the event Facebook page and below in this linked article:
All-Female Panel To Moderate Next Presidential Debate (Asking The Questions Women Want Answered)

 Scholarships available to attend Women’s Policy Leadership Institute, Feb. 7-8

Bozeman BPW offers two scholarships to cover transportation, lodging and conference attendance for the 2020 Women’s Policy Leadership Institute, on February 7 & 8 in Helena, MT!

About the institute (From hosts, Montana Women Vote):

“The Women’s Policy Leadership Institute (WPLI) is a chance for us to come together and make our voices heard. The Women’s Policy Leadership Institute is fun, diverse, and open to everyone. 

It is an opportunity for people of all backgrounds and levels of experience to network, discuss policy issues, and build skills. You’ll get a chance to talk with elected officials who attend and even learn about running for office yourself.”

If you are interested in learning more about the BPW scholarship available to attend the institute, please email


 Equality Workshops this November in Bozeman

A message from BPW President, Melissa Herron, sharing information about two upcoming Equality Workshops:

Equality Montana – Welcoming Workplace Summit *NOVEMBER 6TH*

“Equality Montana is hosting a half-day training and educational summit  individuals, private businesses, and government entities on how  create diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments for employees, customers, and patrons. This is a fantastic opportunity continue  grow your LGBTQ+ workplace practices and receive individual guidance on how  support your customers, patrons, and employees. If you have any questions, are interested in a scholarship, or wish to attend, email Charlie at Facebook link here.”

Montana Racial Equity Project: Dismantling Hatred Workshop *NOVEMBER 16TH*

“Develop skills and strategies to dismantle hatred towards historically disadvantaged and marginalized peoples. While this training has a focus on race, it addresses how to be an effective ally and intervene as a bystander with any marginalized person.  More info here.”


 KGVM website hosts recordings of all 2019 local candidate forums

A post from BPW President, Melissa Herron:

Election day is coming up on November 5th. Two local forums have been hosted in Bozeman so far, which interviewed commission and mayoral candidates and opened the floor to public questions. There will be a third and final forum on Oct. 30th at 6:30pm at Bozeman United Methodist Church (121 S. Wilson Ave.).

If you would like to listen to recordings of the forums, KGVM has them recorded and they are hosted on the radio’s website, here:

All the best, and don’t forget to vote!

~Melissa Herron, BPW President

 CEDAW to host City Commission & Mayoral Candidate Forum, Oct. 30th

A message from Bozeman Cities for CEDAW

You are invited to our upcoming Bozeman City Candidates Forum engaging the community on themes of Equality, Fairness and Social Justice which will take place on Wednesday, October 30 at Bozeman’s United Methodist Church (121 S. Wilson Ave.). Doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7pm. A portion of the forum will be dedicated to audience questions.

This event has been organized by the Bozeman for CEDAW Initiative and brought to you with the support of Bozeman United Methodist Church, Bozeman Business and Professional Women, Bridgercare, Child Care Connections, Gallatin Sunrise Movement, Montana Chapter of NOW, MSU’s F-Word, and MSU’s Heart Initiative.

Secondly, you can find more information about the Candidate Forum, a copy of our Voter Guide, and the Bozeman Report and Recommendations to Advance the Status of All Women and Girls on our Facebook page.
There is also a copy of our voter guide attached to this email for your convenience. If you would like to learn more about our initiative or receive a copy of our report, please send a request to our email:

Thanks for your support and we hope to see you on October 30th!

Jan Strout & Lauren Gette-King,
co-leaders Bozeman for CEDAW Initiative