Today is National Equal Pay Day. The most recent data from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research show that full-time, year round working women in Montana make an average of 74 cents to the man’s dollar. Specifically, white women make 73.4% to the white man’s dollar, Latina/Latinx women make 53.7% to the white man’s dollar, Black women make 61.7%, Asian women make 75.2%, Native American women make 66.9% to the white man’s dollar, and multi-racial women make 60%.
Although it doesn’t make up the change, 15 local businesses in Bozeman are recognizing Montana’s wage gap by giving women shoppers a 26%-off discount today, since women in Montana on average earn 26% less than their male counterparts:
We encourage you to visit these businesses today.
For more information and statistics on the gender wage gap, visit:
Bozeman Chronicle “B2B” luncheons is happy to present a lunch program with City Manager Andrea Surratt on Monday, April 23rd. Surratt has a background in planning and development and was most recently the interim city manager in Hickory, North Carolina. Hear her observations about Bozeman – both challenges and opportunities – and how she balances the interests of commissioners, city staff and residents.
Seating is limited! Deadline to register is one week prior to the event.
Date: Mon. April 23rd
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 2023 Commerce Way, Bozeman MT
Register and buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-2-business-networking-luncheon-tickets-20288212590
Job Opening: Recruitment Marketing Specialist (year round)
Company: Xanterra – Yellowstone
Working in collaboration with the Yellowstone’s Marketing and Human Resources (HR) teams to support Yellowstone’s efforts to attract and engage qualified applicants. The candidate will develop and produce all external HR marketing/recruiting communications including digital and social media communications, print and online advertisements, and other appropriate and necessary messaging. This position is based in Mammoth Hot Springs at the north end of Yellowstone National Park. It is near the small community of Gardiner, Montana with a population of approximately 600 residents. Gardiner has a grocery store, hotels, restaurants, a multi-grade school and a close-knit community of people who love the outdoors.
Beginning in January 2018, BPW will be moving its luncheon location to the Riverside Country Club.
The Holiday Inn is no longer available for us to rent due to its closure in 2018 for renovations. After much deliberation, Riverside was chosen as our new location. Because of the change in location, our lunch expense has also increased from $9 per member to $20 and $25 per guest. We have also changed the luncheons from being bi-weekly to only once a month. This will both offset the cost change and give us the ability to offer high quality speakers in lieu of quantity. The VPs of Programs would like to promote this as an option to find strong presenters considering there are only 10 luncheons per year instead of 17. The increased cost for the lunch will parallel the high value of the professional programs offered, with lunch included.
Thanks for attending the luncheon this week as we welcomed the new board members and thanked those who worked this past year.
We have compiled the annual report for our group. Please view it and if you have any questions, please contact Melissa Herron, BPW President.