Bozeman BPW Biggest Night of the Year & Annual Celebrations Event will be October 17th

In honor of National Business Women’s Week®, Bozeman Business & Professional Women would like to invite you to the 2019 Celebrations Event: Cheer to 100 Years! Celebrating Women in History

National Business Women’s Week® is a significant way to observe and raise awareness about women in businesses and women-owned businesses in Bozeman and across the state of Montana.  Since 1928, NBWW has honored the contributions of working women and employers who support working women and their families.

Please join us on October 17th at 5:30 PM at The Baxter in Downtown Bozeman for this Celebration and Fundraising! Cheer to 100 Years VIP Tickets along with three levels of sponsorship ($100-$1,000) are available now! General Event Tickets will go on sale on September 16th! Get your VIP Tickets and becoming an event sponsor here!

We look forward to having you join us for fundraising, cocktails, appetizers, networking, awards, prizes, and plenty of fun! The evening will also feature door prizes and raffles benefiting local education scholarships and small business grants awarded by Bozeman BPW.

All proceeds from this event go directly to our Scholarship & Grants awards for 2020! Your generosity helps support women in our community go to college, open businesses, expand their businesses, and more! Thank you!

 Join Us for our September Networking Social

Once a month Bozeman BPW members are offered a FREE informal, intimate, and low-pressure time to connect with like-minded Bozeman professionals. The networking socials are designed to bring together women in discussions to support good relationships; to exchange knowledge; to develop the capabilities of businesswomen, and to support a new generation of business women. We look forward to seeing everyone. Our September 4th Social will be hosted by Beth with Yellowstone Wild Gallery! If you are a member please RSVP, or if you would like to come and check out the event as a guest purchase a guest ticket.
https://bozemanbpw.org/eventlist/september-networking-social/

 BPW Small Business Grants and Educational Scholarships Applications are Open!

Bozeman BPW is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for Small Business Grants and Scholarships for 2019. These are open to women owned Montana businesses and women pursuing education in the state. For a complete list of requirements and application instructions, please visit the following links.

Applications are due on August 31st, 2019.

2019 BPW Scholarship Application

2019 BPW Shooting Star Small Business Grant Application

If you have questions please contact Grants & Scholarships Chair, Ashley Nettles, via email at scholarships@bozemanbpw.org

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 Volunteer businesses needed for donation sites for MSU “Executive Closet” summer clothing drive!

BPW is partnering with the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success at MSU to collect professional clothing for, and provide assistance for, the MSU Executive Closet event. Each year in the fall, MSU hosts this wonderful program to provide students with the opportunity to acquire free professional clothing along with tips for how to pair outfits and dress for success – giving students the resources and tools to dress professionally for career fairs, interviews and their first jobs out of college!  Students are able to select and keep a complete professional outfit from a selection of donated clothing.

Some BPW members businesses helped out last year by hosting a bin at their storefront or office as a donation/clothing drop off location. Other individual BPW members helped set up and facilitate the fall clothing giveaway event. Thanks so much to those who participated last year for your help!

We would like to increase our support this year and are calling for volunteers to help in the following areas:

Be a Clothing Donation Host Site

We are looking for host sites who would be willing to act as a drop-off location for donations:

  • A collection bin and signage will be provided to you. 
  • Donations will be collected from your site on a regular basis as determined by you and the collection team from MSU’s Sigma Nu fraternity (but usually every 2 weeks depending on volume)
  • The Clothing Drive will start in mid-June and run until August 23, 2019

Help Prep and Staff the Executive Closet on September 17

If you are not able to be a host site, but would like to assist in other ways, please consider:

  • Help sort donations 1-2 times this summer (dates and times tbd)
  • Help set up the event on Monday, September 16, 2019 4 p.m. – ???
  • Provide clothing assistance to students the day of the event, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please contact BPW President Melissa Herron at president@bozemanbpw.org if you have questions or would like to sign up to be a clothing donation site and/or help out!

Thank you,

Melissa Herron
2019 BBPW President

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Erin MCormick
Associate Director
MSU Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success

 Equal Pay Day Activities – April 1st & 2nd

Dear BPW members – don’t forget!

On April 1st at 6pm at City Hall, Bozeman BPW and the City of Bozeman will commemorate Equal Pay Day and discuss solutions to the gender pay gap on a local level!  Please come in solidarity and wear red!

On April 2nd, Businesses around Bozeman will offer a 20%-off discount for women, representing the average pay gap.