PowerHouse Annual Discussion Calendar

PowerHouse Montana 2018/2019 Annual Discussion and Topic Calendar 

Prepared by WFM Program Assistant, Maggie Sullivan 


Hello, Changemaker! Thank you for advancing women’s opportunities and creating a brighter future for girls in our state, by organizing PowerHouse Montana in your community! 

This calendar was designed as an annual guide for PowerHouse Montana Organizers and their Monthly and/or Quarterly Meetings. Topics and discussion points vary depending on monthly theme, but always coincide with a corresponding PowerHouse Organizer Packet – which categorizes each topic into workable exercises and networking ideas for meetings. Per our Organizer Guidelines, packets will be sent out each month after local Hosts confirm the date/time/location of their meeting. 

Remember – YOU are the Power behind the PowerHouse! Thank you! 

If you have any questions, concerns, or further thoughts regarding this calendar, or potential discussion ideas/exercises for the future – please contact our Program Assistant, Maggie at Maggie@mtcf.org 

 

November (Webinar Month) 

Monthly Theme: Native American Heritage Month/Changemaker Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Women’s Entrepreneurship 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: Building your Business & Brand 

Days to Mark this Month: 

  • Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day, November 1st  
  • National Philanthropy Day, November 15th  
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women & Girls, November 25th  
  • Giving Tuesday, November 27th  

Holiday(s): 

Veterans Day, November 11th 

Thanksgiving, November 22nd 

 

December 

Monthly Theme: Write a Friend/Connect with a PowerHouse Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Shine Theory/Networking 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: Shine Bright: Networking with Impact 

Holiday(s): 

Chanukah/Hanukkah, December 2nd – 10th   

Christmas Eve/Christmas, December 24th – 25th   

Kwanzaa, December 26th – January 1st   

New Year’s Eve, December 31st  

 


January 2019 

Monthly Theme: National Mentoring Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Mentorship/Setting Personal Goals 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: Mindful Mentoring 

Holiday(s): 

New Year’s Day, January 1st   

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 21st   

 

February 

Monthly Theme: Black History Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Diversity and Inclusion 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: Working for Diversity 

Days to Mark this Month: 

National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health, February 3rd  

Galentine’s Day, February 13th   

Holiday(s): 

Valentine’s Day, February 14th  

Presidents Day, February 19th  

 

March (Webinar Month) 

Monthly Theme: Women’s History Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Women’s Leadership and Legacy 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: HERstory: Montana Edition 

Days to Mark this Month: 

Employee Appreciation & Zero-Discrimination Day, March 1st  

International Women’s Day, March 8th  

Girls Scouts Day, March 12th  

Holiday(s): 

Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17th  

 

April 

Monthly Theme: Sexual Assault Awareness Month/Financial Literacy Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Equal Pay, Challenging the Wage Gap 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: The Perfect PowerHouse Pitch 

Days to Mark this Month: 

Women’s Equal Pay Day, early April 2019 (TBD) 

Girl Scout Leader Day, April 22nd  

Administrative Professionals Day, April 24th  

Take Your Daughter to Work Day, April 25th  

Holiday(s): 

Easter Sunday, April 21st  

Earth Day, April 22nd  

 

May 

Monthly Theme: National Mental Health Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Self-Care, Mindfulness & Personal Wellbeing 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: Motivational Mom: Self-Care for Momtrepreneurs 

Days to Mark this Month: 

Missoula/Greater Helena Gives, May 3rd – 4th  

National Women’s Health Week, May 14th – 20th  

Holiday(s): 

Cinco de Mayo, May 5th   

Mother’s Day, May 12th  

Memorial Day, May 28th  

 

June (Webinar Month) 

Monthly Theme: LBGT+ Pride Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Female Leaders and Sitting at the Table 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: At the Head of the Table: SHE-CEO’s 

Days to Mark this Month: 

International Children’s Day, June 9th  

Holiday(s): 

Father’s Day, June 16th  

 

July 

Monthly Theme: National Recreation and Parks Month/Get Out There Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Imposter Syndrome/Societal Archetypes 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: No More ‘Nice’: Challenging the Archetype 

Days to Mark this Month: 

National Amelia Earhart Day, July 24th  

World Day against People-Trafficking, July 30th  

Holiday(s): 

Fourth of July, July 4 

 

August 

Monthly Theme: Women’s Suffrage Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Women in Politics 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: Women in Office: Campaign with Purpose 

Days to Mark this Month: 

World Breastfeeding Week, August 1st – 7th  

Women’s Equality Day, August 26th  

 

September (Webinar Month) 

Monthly Theme: Month of Self-Improvement/National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Financial Literacy 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: Fluent in Finances 

Days to Mark this Month: 

International Grandmothers Day, September 8th  

National Women’s Friendship Day, September 15th  

Business Women’s Day, September 22nd  

Holiday(s): 

Labor Day, September 3rd  

Mexican Independence Day, September 16th  

 

October  

Monthly Theme: Domestic Violence Awareness Month/Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Creating Healthy, Lasting Relationships 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: Valuable You! 

Days to Mark this Month: 

Women’s Sports Week, October 2nd – 8th   

International Day of the Girl, October 11th   

Holiday(s): 

Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day, October 8th   

Halloween, October 31st  

 

November (Webinar Month) 

Monthly Theme: Native American Heritage Month/Changemaker Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Women’s Entrepreneurship 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: Building your Business & Brand 

Days to Mark this Month: 

Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day, November 1st  

National Philanthropy Day, November 15th  

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women & Girls, November 25th  

Giving Tuesday, November 27th  

Holiday(s): 

Veterans Day, November 11th 

Thanksgiving, November 22nd 

 

December 2019 

Monthly Theme: Write a Friend/Connect with a PowerHouse Month 

Monthly Discussion Topic: Shine Theory/Networking 

Corresponding Organizer Packet: Shine Bright: Networking with Impact 

Holiday(s): 

Chanukah/Hanukkah, December 22nd – 30th   

Christmas Eve/Christmas, December 24th – 25th   

Kwanzaa, December 26th – January 1st   

New Year’s Eve, December 31st  

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