Sharing the Mission – More Organizations Like Ours in Gallatin County.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Bozeman Branch 

Contact: Debbie Blackburn,

Mission: Since 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

Athena Conference


Mission: Athena is a home base for creative collaboration and peer-to-peer learning. We are focused on educating women on current leadership best practices and tools, civics, government, the electoral process, on closing the pay gap, and helping women business owners and entrepreneurs improve their business skills. Conferences happen annually around the state of Montana.


Boss Ladies

Contact: Lauren Caselli,

Mission: A community located in the Mountain West for Creative Female Entrepreneurs looking to make solid business friendships, create a community of collaboration, and build a business that takes less time and makes more money.

Bozeman Chamber of Commerce     

Contact: Darryl Schliem,

Mission: The Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce, representing its membership, advocates economic vitality, high quality of life and preservation of the free enterprise system through leadership, vision and communication.

Forward Montana 

Contact: Meaghan Bailey,

Mission: Our mission is to mobilize and engage young Montanans to use the democratic process to improve their lives and the lives of their fellow Montanans.


Gallatin Feminists for Justice (Previously Montana Women’s March and connected with Big Sky Rising) 

Contact: Karen deVries and Amanda Hendrix-Komoto,  

Mission: Facebook Group – Empowering individuals and connecting communities by promoting dialogue and events around equality, diversity, human rights, civil liberties and the environment.


Gallatin Valley Newcomers   

Contact: Katie Pedersen, President

Mission: Friendships for new residents and others.


League of Women Voters 

Contact: Sally Maison,

Mission: The League is dedicated to ensuring that all eligible voters – particularly those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, including first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, minorities, the elderly and low-income Americans – have the opportunity and the information to exercise their right to vote. 

Montana Human Rights Network 

Contact:  and (newsletter)

Mission: To promote democratic values such as pluralism, equality and justice; challenge bigotry and intolerance; and organize communities to speak out in support of democratic principles and institutions.

To challenge hate groups and other extremists who use violence and intimidation as tools for political activism.


Montana NOW 


Mission: Montana National Organization for Women takes on issues related to women and families in our State. Our focus is on ending violence against women and economic justice, both through equal pay and not cutting benefits to our seniors.


Montana Women For 

Contact: Linda Kenoyer,

Mission: Montana Women For provides education and advocacy to encourage the participation and empowerment of women within our democracy. MWF adheres to a progressive and socially conscious agenda, advocates for critical issues and works to hold our government accountable for its actions.


Montana Women Vote   

Contact: Micah Nielsen,

Mission: Montana Women Vote is a coalition of non-profit women’s organizations working statewide to educate and mobilize low-income women and their allies to participate in the democratic process.


MSU Leadership Institute

Contact: Carmen McSpadden, Director

Mission: Inspiring MSU students to become leaders who serve as catalysts for positive change – speakers and trainings.


MSU President’s Commission on the Status of University Women

Contact: Tracy Sterling and Camie Bechtold,,, Co-Chairs

Mission: In an advisory capacity, the Commission evaluates and works to improve issues related to gender equity and diversity on Montana State University’s four campuses.
It is the Commission’s pledge to facilitate the creation and sustainability of an environment of accountability, integrity, and optimism through collaboration between and among the MSU campuses, ensuring an atmosphere of equity, support, and balance.

Through its continued efforts, the Commission will work toward the discovery and elimination of institutional barriers to the success of women and inspire women to become leaders, problem solvers, and innovators making meaningful contributions to MSU, the state of Montana, and society at large.


MSU Women’s Center 

Contact: Betsy Danforth,

Mission: Our focus is to empower women and create an equitable campus environment by offering educational programs to the university population about gender and women’s issues.


Powerhouse MT  

(project of Women’s Foundation of Montana
Contact: Jen Euell, Program Director

Mission: Connect women in Montana for mentoring statewide; provide and online directory with info about each person for visibility for hiring and board members. Host quarterly phone calls and webinars. Bozeman meets on the 4th Monday of each month “Mentor Monday.” 41 members in Bozeman.


Prospera/Women’s Business Center    

Contact: Suzi Berget White,

Mission:   Focus is to help start, grow, and sustain women-owned businesses.


Thrive – Girls for a Change

Contact: Greta Moore,

Mission: Thrive’s mission is to utilize education, mentoring and support to empower all members of the community to achieve personal success.


Women’s Foundation of Montana   
Contact: Jen Euell,

Mission: The Women’s Foundation of Montana promotes economic independence through advocacy, research and education, and works to increase the number of women in leadership by supporting leadership programs.

Women Who Wine  

Contact: Babs Noelle,

Mission: Women Who Wine is the first official Giving Circle organized under the umbrella of the Bozeman Area Community Foundation. Giving Circle. Raise money for local charities. Networking.