You’re Invited! Retirement Celebration for long-time BPW member, Darla Joyner (Career Transitions)

An announcement from Career Transitions:

Career Transitions would like to thank Darla Joyner for her 24 years of service as Executive Director. 

Please join us in celebrating her retirement!

Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holiday Inn & Suites Express Belgrade
309 E Madison Ave
Belgrade, MT 59714
Light hors d’oeuvres provided

Please RSVP to or 406-388-6701.

Assisting and strengthening communities, families, and individuals in becoming self-sufficient through workforce and community development,
education, training, and employment.



 Approaching Equal Pay Day: Hear Lilly Ledbetter’s Story in this week’s Beautifully Equipped podcast

An announcement from 2018 BPW Grant Recipient, Beautifully Equipped:

National Equal Pay Day, the day which marks the average extra time into the current year that women have to work in order to gain the same earnings their male counterparts earned by the end of last year, will be recognized on April 10th, 2019.

The importance of equal pay isn’t just about annual salary, it’s much bigger than that.

It’s about how income impacts every aspect of life; how to raise a family, which bills to pay (or which ones to sacrifice), and the ability to be able to support oneself later in life. It’s long term.  Women are disproportionately impacted in all of these areas compared to their male peers, due to the persistent disparity in pay by gender.

As we approach equal pay day, we would like to recognize and share this interview with Lilly Ledbetter, an icon and change-maker in the area of equal pay for our time.

She’s known best for her fight against Goodyear’s biased pay practices, which resulted in Obama passing the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (Side note: It has since been revoked by the Trump Administration). To date, Lilly has not been compensated for her losses in pay compared to what her male counterparts at Goodyear earned for doing the same work.

Listen to Lilly’s story and stay inspired to keep the fight for equal pay alive. It’s up to all of us to request fair wages upfront and to take action within our own communities.

 Downtown Bozeman Office Space for Rent

Beautiful retail or office space for rent in the Heart of Historic Downtown Bozeman on Mendenhall. 1846 square feet of space.  Endless potential for different configurations and uses.
Please contact Susan Neubauer  @ 406-570-5784 for more information or to make an appointment to look at the space.  
Available immediately.

 Successful Bozeman BPW Member-Owned Business for Sale

Bozeman BPW member Johanna Lebeau is selling her franchise business:

Mark your calendar for our next estate sale in Bozeman on Saturday November 17!


The Caring Transitions of Bozeman Franchise Unit is for SALE!

I have found this business to be personally rewarding in many ways, including financially. Despite the business’ success, for personal reasons, I must make a transition in my own life to focus more on my family. The time has come to pass on the reigns of this opportunity to someone who is ready to make a difference in their life and the lives of others.
Demand for Caring Transitions’ services will continue to grow as Bozeman’s elderly population increases. Baby boomers are beginning to reach retirement age, which means more potential clients will be entering the market for Caring Transitions’ services in the coming years.

I have put my heart and soul into developing and growing this business. Whoever takes it over will inherit a substantial following of loyal supporters. We are consistently at “capacity” in terms of workload, meaning that under the right leadership there is still plenty of room for growth.

Caring Transitions is the complete solution for older adults and their families who are downsizing or relocating. We offer relocation, downsizing, estate sales, online auctions, and more. Life is full of transitions, and this business provides the opportunity to aid those around you through some of their most difficult times.

Have you ever thought about owning a business that is rewarding, interesting, fun, and profitable? After having been developed and grown over five years, Caring Transitions of Bozeman is now FOR SALE.

For more information on this incredible opportunity please contact me at:
Johanne Lebeau
Owner at Caring Transitions of Bozeman
In the mean time, we are open for business and we will stay open until I find a new owner.
Again, mark your calendar for our next estate sale in Bozeman on Saturday November 17!

  Caring Transitions of Bozeman
helping seniors/families to liquidate

Johanne Lebeau, Owner of the local Franchise Unit, 406-404-3074


On October 30, the Montana Women’s Business Center, Montana Small Business Development Center, Montana Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and Prospera Business Network will present a workshop on “How to Get Government Contracts for the Small Business Owner” Attendees will meet representatives from nine federal and state agencies and also have the opportunity to get connected with the Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and receive no-cost business counseling from the Montana Women’s Business Center and Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Register Here

The workshop will be held as an open house from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Conference Room, 2310 University Way, Bldg. 2, Bozeman. There is no charge this training. Visit or call 406-587-3113 for additional information and registration.

Flyer Govt Contracting Resource Expo

The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact us at or (406) 587-3113 to make arrangements.