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2020 PowerHouse Master Calendar

December 19, 2019  |  By Erika Rasmussen

PowerHouse Montana 2020 Annual Calendar

Each month has a theme and corresponding topics to center our conversations and content. Each blog falls into one of four categories: Professional Development, Personal Development, Community Building, and General Interest/Current Event Topics.

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January: National Mentoring Month

Monthly Topics: Mentorships Networking 01/07: Blog Post – Happy New Year from WFM 01/14: Blog Post – How to find a build strong mentor relationships 01/20: Instagram – MLK day post 01/21: Blog Post – Best Practices in a Mentor/Mentee relationship 01/24: Instagram – Lunar New Year 01/28: Blog Post – How to make the most of networking, and not hate it 01/30: eNewsletter Holidays/Days to Mark
  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Make Your Dream Come True Day – January 13
  • Martin L. King Day – January 20
  • Lunar New Year – January 25
Events/Other Notes: Press Release: Research report is published

February: Black History Month

**New PHM Feature – Mariah Gladstone Monthly Topics: Women of Color in Montana Diversity and Inclusion 02/04: Blog Post – Important Black Women in MT 02/11: Blog Post – Living Inclusively 02/13: Instagram – Happy Galentine’s Day! 02/14: Instagram – Happy Valentine’s Day 02/17: Instagram – President’s Day 02/18: Blog Post – Interviews with women/ people of color 02/25: Blog Post – 02/27: eNewsletter Holidays/Days to Mark
  • Groundhog Day – February 2
  • Galentine’s Day – February 13
  • Valentine’s Day – February 14
  • President’s Day – February 17
Events/Other Notes: Montana Women Vote – 2020 Women’s Policy Leadership Institute: February 7-8

March: Women’s History Month

Monthly Topics: Important women in Montana Building up the women in your life 03/03: Blog – Fun infographic/art piece of accomplishments by MT women 03/06: Instagram – Employee Appreciation Day 03/08: Instagram – International Women’s Day 03/10: Blog – Building up the women in your life 03/17: Blog – Irish Women’s History of Butte Montana 03/24: Blog – Profiles of awesome women doing good work in MT (current) 03/26: eNewsletter 03/31: Blog – A short history of WFM and celebrating Equal Pay Day Holidays/Days to Mark
  • Employee Appreciation Day – March 6
  • International Women’s Day – March 8
  • Patrick’s Day – March 17
  • Spring Equinox – March 20
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day – March 29
  • Women’s Equal Pay Day – March 30
  • César Chávez Day – March 31
Events/Other Notes: Cheers for Change Week – 03/30 - 04/03 Press Release: Opening the grant cycle

April: Financial Literacy Month

Monthly Topics: Equal Pay/ Wage Gap Financial Security 04/01: Instagram – April Fool’s Day 04/07: Blog – Equal Pay Discussion, why it matters 04/09: Instagram – Passover 04/12: Instagram – Easter Sunday 04/14: Blog – Looking at the Wage Gap and why it benefits EVERYONE 04/15: Instagram – Tax Day 04/21: Blog – “Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid” 04/22: Instagram – Earth Day 04/24: Instagram – Ramadan 04/28: Blog – Sharing resources to help women in their path to financial independence 04/30: eNewsletter Holidays/Days to Mark
  • April Fool’s Day – April 1
  • Passover Begins – April 9
  • National Sibling’s Day – April 10
  • Easter Sunday – April 12
  • Tax Day – April 15
  • Bicycle Day – April 19
  • Earth Day – April 22
  • Administrative Professional Day – April 22
  • Take Your Kid to Work Day – April 23
  • Ramadan Begins – April 24
Events/Other Notes: 20 Years of WFM Gala (April or May?) -Press Release: announcement 1 month prior

May: National Mental Health Month

**New PHM Feature – Monthly Topics: Imposter Syndrome Defining Success 05/05: Blog Post – Imposter Syndrome: What is it and how do we combat it? 05/12: Blog Post – Defining Success: How do we contend with different standards of success and stop comparing ourselves to others negatively? 05/19: Blog Post – Defining Success: How do we contend with different standards of success and support women whose successes look different than our own? 05/25: Instagram – Memorial Day 05/26: Blog Post – How do you use your experience to help others? 05/28: eNewsletter Holidays/Days to Mark:
  • Star Wars Day – May 4
  • Cinco de Mayo – May 5
  • National Teacher’s Day – May 5
  • National Nurses Day – May 6
  • Mother’s Day – May 10
  • Bike to Work Day – May 15
  • International Day of Families – May 15
  • Ramadan Ends – May 23
  • Memorial Day – May 25
Events/Other Notes: Spring Appeal

June: Pride Month

Monthly Topics: Inclusivity for all women Being better Allies 06/02: Blog Post – Being better allies 06/09: Blog Post – Standing up for women, ALL of them 06/16: Blog Post – Issues that LGBTQ+ folks face in the workplace 06/21: Instagram – Father’s Day 06/23: Blog Post – Supporting LGBTQ+ youth 06/25: eNewsletter 06/30: Blog Post – Holidays/Days to Mark:
  • National Running Day – June 3
  • National Best Friend’s Day – June 8
  • International Children’s Day – June 14
  • Summer Solstice – June 20
  • World Refugee Day – June 20
  • Father’s Day – June 21

July: National Recreation and Parks Month

Monthly Topics: Non-traditional Careers 07/04: Instagram – July 4th 07/7: Blog Post – A look at nontraditional careers for women 07/14: Blog Post – Montana is a place for women to thrive—a look at women in executive level positions in recreation 07/21: Blog Post – Red Ant’s Pants Foundation and Festival 07/28: Blog Post – 07/30: eNewsletter Holidays/Days to Mark:
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • World Chocolate Day – July 7
  • World Youth Skills Day – July 15
  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence – July 19
  • International Day of Friendship – July 30
  • Day Against People Trafficking – July 30
Events/Other Notes: Red Ants Pants Festival: July 23-26 Press Release: Grantee announcements

August: Women’s Suffrage Month

**New PHM Feature Monthly Topics: 100 Years of Suffrage Women in Politics 08/04: Blog Post – 100 Years of Suffrage and women’s work 08/09: Instagram – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 08/11: Blog Post – Why women representation matters in politics 08/18: Blog Post – Getting into politics 08/25: Blog Post – Interviews with politicians about why women matter 08/26: Instagram – Women’s Equality Day 08/27: eNewsletter Holidays/Days to Mark
  • World Breastfeeding Week Begins – August 1
  • National Sisters Day – August 2
  • Friendship Day – August 2
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – August 9
  • Women’s Equality Day – August 26 – 100 Years of Suffrage
Events/Other Notes: Women’s Equality Day Event

September: Month of Self Improvement

Monthly Topics: Career Development Personal Development 08/01: Blog Post – The art of saying no/ how to speak up for yourself 08/08: Blog Post – Career Pathing: taking control of what you want from where you work 08/15: Blog Post – Work-life balance versus work- life boundaries 08/22: Blog Post – How to prioritize when everything is important 08/24: eNewsletter 08/29: Blog Post – Having both a family and a career is possible Holidays/Days to Mark:
  • Emma M. Nutt Day – September 1
  • Labor Day – September 7
  • Patriot Day – September 11
  • International Grandparents Day – September 13
  • Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) – September 18
  • International Day of Peace – September 21
  • Autumn Equinox – September 23
  • Yom Kippur Starts – September 27
Events/Other Notes: Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Monthly Topics: Forging a strong community Highlighting women’s organizations in the state 09/06: Blog Post – Creating community spaces where women look out for each other 09/12: Instagram – Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day 09/13: Blog Post – Highlighting women’s organizations around the state and what they do 09/20: Blog Post – How to deal with toxic relationships: personal and professional 09/27: Blog Post – Sexual Harassment in the workplace and how women band together to fight back 09/29: eNewsletter 09/31: Instagram – Halloween Holidays/Days to Mark
  • World Mental Health Day – October 10
  • International Day of the Girl – October 11
  • Indigenous People’s Day (Columbus Day) – October 12
  • International Day of Rural Women – October 15
  • Boss’s Day – October 16
  • Halloween – October 31
Events/Other Notes: Women Leading MT

November: Native American Heritage Month

** New PHM Feature Monthly Topics: Highlighting Native Women Supporting Native and Rural women 11/03: Blog Post – Highlighting native women entrepreneurs 11/10: Blog Post – Spanning the Gap: How can we support Native and rural women and girls 11/17: Blog Post – Native women in Montana: their stories 11/24: Blog Post – A list of native-owned businesses to support this holiday season 11/26: Instagram – Happy Thanksgiving 11/27: Instagram – Small Business Saturday 11/30: eNewsletter Instagram – Giving Tuesday Holidays/Days to Mark
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends – November 1
  • Election Day – November 3
  • Veteran’s Day – November 11
  • World Kindness Day – November 13
  • National Philanthropy Day – November 15
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence – November 25
  • Thanksgiving – November 26
  • Small Business Saturday – November 28

December: Small Business Month

Monthly Topics: Women’s Entrepreneurship Using your dollars to affect positive change 12/01: Blog Post – The problems women face when starting a business and how to overcome them 12/08: Blog Post – Women for women: support women-owned businesses in your community 12/10: Instagram – Happy Hanukkah 12/15: Blog Post – Women as primary spenders in the family and how to use your dollars to affect change 12/22: Blog Post – Developing your personal brand 12/24: Instagram – Merry Christmas 12/29: Blog Post – WFM Year End thank you and look to the future 12/31: eNewsletter Instagram – Happy New Years Holidays/Days to Mark:
  • Giving Tuesday – December 1
  • International Volunteer Day – December 5
  • Hanukkah Begins – December 10
  • Winter Solstice – December 21
  • Christmas Eve – December 24
  • Christmas Day – December 25
  • Kwanzaa Begins – December 26
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31