Members News

 BPW Annual Fundraiser Celebrations Event is 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! We are expecting to be sold out of tickets prior to the event so if you are planning on coming, get your tickets now at

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, and a special appearance by four remarkable women from Montana’s past! All of Bozeman BPW’s 2019 scholarship and grant recipients being recognized along with awarding our annual awards for Woman of Achievement, Employer of the Year, and Young Careerist!

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! 

 Thrive seeking volunteer CAP mentors

An announcement from Thrive:

Thrive is seeking adult mentors to lend love, talent and time to one student in the Bozeman schools,  K-12, for one hour a week.

Help a student explore their passion through an individual project, boost their reading or math competence, or be a supportive friend who makes their day special by sharing lunch, conversation, doing a craft project or playing a game.

Learn more about the impact of the CAP mentor program here:

For further information and to apply, visit  or call 587-3840. 

 SCORE sponsors free business insurance seminar Oct. 10th

An announcement from BPW Member Janice Hand and Bozeman SCORE Chapter 263:

Bryan Hall and Matt Brownlow from First West Insurance will present a free seminar on Business Insurance at the Bozeman Public Library, on Oct. 10th from Noon-1pm.

You may know that you need liability coverage, but should your small business have Business Perpetuation/Buy-Sell coverage? Crime coverage? Cyber Risk coverage? Key Man insurance? Led by two insurance professionals, this seminar will help you understand which coverage you need… and which you may not.

For more information and to register to attend, please visit:

 WFM to Host Free Focus Group for Small Businesses in Bozeman on Oct. 4th

An announcement from Women’s Foundation of Montana:

Are you a small business owner or human resource professional? Would you join us for a focus group and conversation with your peers at the RSVP Motel, Friday, October 4th?

The Women’s Foundation of Montana is doing new research with the University of Montana for the State of Montana. We are doing a series of focus groups around the state with small business owners and human resource professionals to learn about their experiences first-hand recruiting and keeping quality employees in the current tight labor market, through increased workforce engagement and strategic compensation practices. This is an opportunity for business owners and managers to learn from each other, while providing vital insights for the state on the best ways to support and grow both businesses and economic opportunities.

Would you join us for a focus group at the RSVP Motel, Friday, October 4th at 4:00 pm? We estimate the group will not take more than 90 minutes. Food and drink will be provided. Each participant will receive a $15 gift card as a thank you for their participation. Your participation will be anonymous. 

A report will be published with our findings early next year and will be shared with the Governor, stakeholders and participants (like you!), as well as the public.

RSVP to Jen Euell at by 5pm, Monday, October 1st, to join us. And feel free to share this opportunity with friends.

Thank you!


JenJen Euell Program Director Women’s Foundation of Montana 110 W. Front St. Missoula, MT 59802 O: (406) 541-7408

 Bozeman for CEDAW to hold Press Conference, open to the public

An announcement from Bozeman for the Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women:

BPW members and the general public are invited to attend a press conference with local Bozeman media. The press conference will feature an overview with mission statements, announcements, and Q&A about the Bozeman for CEDAW campaign. This educational and informational event is open to the public to attend.

When: Monday, Sept. 23rd, 10:00am
Where: Downtown in front of the Jeanette Rankin statue
on the corner of Babcock St. and Tracy Ave., Bozeman

Click here to read the full press release for this event.