Local Events – All About Gender Equity!

March is International Women’s Month. This year, Equal Pay Day falls in March (the 31st) AND 2020 is the Centennial Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and women achieving the right to vote.

We invite you to join BPW and other local organizations in activities pertaining to recognizing the importance of continuing to fight for equity for all.  Mark your calendars!

-Attend the BPW Educational Luncheon, “Equal Pay Day Update,” presented by City HR Manager, James Henderson at 11:30am on March 18th at Riverside Country Club, . The update will outline the City’s ongoing efforts to close the gender pay gap, will highlight the progress the city has made in the last year, and will outline practical ways the city will work towards gender pay equity, including different forms of outreach that will be employed to reach more diverse groups that represent traditionally under-represented segments of our city.

-Attend the City of Bozeman Commemoration of Equal Pay Day, to be held at Bozeman City Hall, 121 N. Rouse as one of the first agenda items for the Commission Meeting on Monday, March 23rd, 2020.  The meeting begins at 6pm.  All are welcome to attend this public meeting and commemoration; we recommend you arrive early to find your seat and pick up your copy of the agenda and materials that will be available.  Suggest that attendees WEAR RED, both to symbolize how far “in the red” women, non-binary, and minority peoples are in their annual earnings compared to men, and to honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

-Stick around City Hall on March 23rd at 6:30pm for the announcement of the City of Bozeman Equity Plan and to hear the Bozeman for CEDAW Initiative‘s 2019 Report and Recommendations for advancing the Status of All Women and Girls!

-Attend the Expanding the Story of Suffrage:  19th Amendment Centennial Panel Discussion, at the Museum of the Rockies, 600 W. Kagy Blvd.  This free, public event will explore the history of suffrage in the United States, and bring attention to the challenges women of color faced on the path to gaining their right to vote.  

-Stop by  Bozeman Brewing Co. Cheers for a Change, March 29th 2pm-8pm. $1 from each drink purchased will benefit the Women’s Foundation of Montana  

-Stop by Bridger Brewing Cheers for a Change, March 30th 5pm-8pm, $1 from each drink purchased will benefit the Women’s Foundation of Montana

-Participate in the Equal Pay Day Discount Campaign by visiting Bozeman businesses on March 31st that are offering a an 18%-off discount for women to represent the average national wage gap.

 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)

 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 2020. 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 our website.

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

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