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!
Today, June 4th, is the on hundredth anniversary of the nineteenth Amendment which gave women the right to vote. This was a major step for women to participate as equal human beings in the function of decision making and government. Increasing women’s ability to participate without barriers in the democratic process is still needed, and is an important part of BPW’s mission to support and empower women politically.
The National Organization for Women has released an article recognizing the date and its significance, which BPW would like to share with members (From NOW):
“One hundred years ago, on June 4th, 1919, Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment and sent it off to the states for ratification. The amendment is brief, simply stating: ‘The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.’
This hundredth year anniversary only marks the anniversary of the amendment’s passage. Women were still deprived of the right to vote as it took another year for the states to actually ratify the Nineteenth Amendment and even longer for it to be enforced. However, this day marks a milestone in the long struggle for women’s suffrage; a struggle that began in Seneca Falls in 1848 and one that is still a struggle for minority groups to this day.
As NOW celebrates this important anniversary, we recognize that not all women gained their right to vote at the same time. Black women faced Jim Crow laws and voter suppression efforts until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 enforced voter’s rights. Native American women were not considered citizens until 1924, and had to fight state by state for the right to vote, with New Mexico being the final state to guarantee their voting rights in 1962.
During this anniversary, NOW recognizes the significance of the right to vote. NOW works tirelessly with our grassroots activists to protect voting rights and to help citizens exercise their right to vote.”
To learn more about how NOW advocates for women, click here.
An announcement from MSU College of Education, Health & Human Development:
Historian Dr. Robert Rydell Interviews Dr. Ellen Kriegbaum, who was one of 5 women who sued the MT Board of Regents and the MT University System for equal pay and promotion for women.
Tuesday, May 21, 5:30-7pm
MSU SUB Ballroom B
Followed by a “Where Are We Now?” discussion led by Professor of History & Philosophy, Dr. Kristen Intemann
Dr. Rydell will interview Dr. Ellen Kreigbaum, professor of Biomechanics, the first Director of the MSU Women’s Athletics and one of 125 women honored by MSU and President Cruzado during MSU’s 125th Anniversary celebration.
In 1976, Dr. Kreigbaum and four other plaintiffs, won a lawsuit against MT State and the Board of Regents for discriminating “against women by underutilizing women in certain departments, and by applying inequitable standards regarding salary, promotion, tenure and appointment of women to prominent university committees.”
Dr. Intemann will discuss a range of issues still confronting women in academia such as inclusivity/climate, pay, harassment, retribution, implicit discrimination, microaggressions, and work/life challenges
This event is FREE and is open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by College of Education, Health & Human Development Department of History Department of Political Science TRIO Student Support Services
An announcement from BZN Film Celebration:
Bozeman Film Celebration is at the forefront in building bridges of understanding between diverse points of view and is in the vanguard in restoring media literacy among our youth. The vision behind BZN is to highlight movies that make a positive impact on audiences—stories that showcase the best of the human spirit while inviting a call to action.
The Second Annual Bozeman Film Celebration event, the BZN International Film Festival is June 6-9 2019, and spotlights women filmmakers, directors, and actors.
Tickets for the festival can be purchased here: https://bozemanfilmcelebration.com/tickets/
We hope you’ll Join us!