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.

Expanding Your Horizons STEM for Girls event accepting applications for presenters and group leaders

Bozeman BPW was a long time sponsor of this annual workshop for middle school girls encouraging them to take math and science to have more career opportunities. Several of our members in the past were presenters and Pat Simmons was a previous Chair of the organization. Here is a link to an article that they are seeking presenters with a due date of January 18.

Use the link below for more information:


 Didn’t Get to Attend Candidate Forums? Listen to Recordings Here!

Last week, in partnership with the Bozeman Public Library and the League of Women Voters, BPW wrapped up the end of our series of 4 public candidate forums for our local House District races, Gallatin County Commission, a Ballot Issues forum, and the Montana Senate race.

If you were unable to attend the forums but are still curious about the candidates’ stances on important issues for our community and would like to learn more about them before you turn in your ballot (election day is Nov. 6!), you can listen to recordings of the forums here:

Thank you to KGVM community radio for recording these forums, and for your dedication to providing the Gallatin Valley with pertinent local news!

Gallatin County Commission and Montana Senate District 32 & 34 Candidate Forum

Forum on Upcoming Ballot Initiatives

House Candidate Forum for Districts 61, 63, & 65

Candidate Forum – House Districts 64, 67, 68



 BPW Annual Celebration of National Business Women’s Week


On the evening of October 18th, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Rialto in downtown Bozeman, Bozeman Business and Professional Women will host our annual Celebration event, “Celebrations 2018:  Women Creating Legacies.”  The evening will feature keynote speaker MSU President Dr. Waded Cruzado.

Bozeman BPW Members, friends, family, and the public are invited to attend!  

There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a cash bar, door prizes, opportunities to engage in networking with professional women from around the state, and a raffle to raise funds for the BPW 2019 Montana Shooting Star Business Grants, as well as the BPW 2019 Montana Women’s Educational Scholarship Fund. 

Cost to attend is $25.   Ticket sales for the event will also go to these funds in support of aspiring Montana women professionals and women students.  Tickets can be purchased online at https://bozemanbpw.org/eventlist/celebrations-2018/.

*Acording to the 2018 State of Women Owned Business Report, there are today 12.3 million women owned business firms in the United States, constituting 40% of all of the nation’s firms.  This is a large increase – up 58% – from the 7.8 million women owned businesses owned in 2007 at the beginning of the Great Recession.

As of 2018, women of color account for 47% of all women owned businesses in the United States.  Specifically, African American women owned businesses account for 20% of all women owned businesses, Latina women owned businesses account for 17%, Asian American women owned businesses account for 9%, Native American/Alaska Native women owned businesses account for 1.4%, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women owned businesses account for .3% of all women owned businesses in the US.

From 2007 to 2018, the number of businesses owned by women of color grew overall by 163%.

National Business Women’s Week® is a great opportunity to recognize and highlight the progress women have made as business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as to share information about successful workplace policies and raise awareness of the resources available for working women that can support women of all demographics in their efforts to start and grow businesses.  

For more information about US women owned businesses, please visit: https://about.americanexpress.com/files/doc_library/file/2018-state-of-women-owned-businesses-report.pdf

For more information on the founding and history of National Business Women’s Week, please visit http://bpwfoundation.org/about/national-business-womens-week-2/.

If you have any questions about the Oct. 18th Bozeman BPW Celebration event, please email president@bozemanbpw.org.


 Pint Night at MAP Brewing with live music, in support of Haven and the CEDAW Campaign!

Shared from Bozeman BPW as an endorser of the Bozeman Cities for CEDAW Campaign; an invitation to join CEDAW Supporters for a Pint Night at MAP Brewing Co.:
DATE:  Monday, July 2
TIME:  4:00pm-8:00pm
WHEREMAP Brewing Co., 510 Manley Road, Bozeman MT
CEDAW has a mission to advance the human rights of all women and girls.  In support of this mission, Map Brewery will donate $ .50 from each pint purchased at the CEDAW Pint Night to HAVEN!

WITH:  Live music with MAJOR MINOR from 5:30- 7:30 PM!
Major Minor is an acoustic ensemble composed of musicians Carolyn Plumb, Barrie Russac and Kate Ciari.  The trio plays music with a focus on vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar, accordion, piano, and percussion. The group covers a variety of genres with a mixture of classic rock era tunes, jazz, blues and hot new songs.
AND:  A FUN & FEISTY RAFFLE with Prizes – Proceeds from the RAFFLE will go to help defray expenses for the ongoing Bozeman Cities for CEDAW campaign.