The Importance of Wage Negotiation

The Importance of Wage Negotiation and why it matters for women Wage negotiation is difficult, no matter who you are, but it is especially difficult for women. Women face unique challenges when it comes to negotiating: from the perception that … Continued

Equal Pay Day 2020

Today is Equal Pay Day 2020, the day on which we recognize and raise awareness about the gender pay gap. To put it simply, Equal Pay Day marks how far into the year women must work to earn what men … Continued

The History of Hand Sanitizer

In these uncertain times, we could all use a bit of a pick-me-up. Here’s a fun (and unexpected!) history of hand sanitzer. Hand sanitizer has been in the news a LOT in these last few weeks—because COVID-19 travels through human … Continued

A Note from WFM

To our wonderful Women’s Foundation of Montana community: We here at WFM recognize the extreme uncertainty that our communities are facing, not just in here in Montana, but all around the world as a result of Covid-19. We are committed … Continued

Cheers for Change 2020

The Women’s Foundation of Montana is excited to announce dates for our annual Cheers for Change fundraiser! For four years, we have marked Equal Pay Day with a fundraiser to raise awareness of the wage gap. What is Equal Pay … Continued

A Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion…

…with myself. Alternatively titled: What is the difference between Diversity and Inclusion, and why does it matter so much? Diversity and Inclusion. Neither of these concepts are particularly new, so why does it seem like this topic a Really Big … Continued

A Montana Paid Leave Success Story

We at the Women’s Foundation of Montana believe that paid leave for employees is hugely important in cultivating a thriving workplace community, and ultimately society. Taking pressures away from folks who have new children, who have sick parents, or who … Continued

African American Women of Montana

To kick off February and to celebrate Black History Month, we wanted to highlight some of the awesome African American women of Montana! Read about Mary Fields, a gun-slinging and whiskey-drinking mail carrier; Sarah Bickford, the first African American woman … Continued

Mariah Gladstone – Indigikitchen

Click here for her PowerHouse Profile Short Bio: Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet, Cherokee) grew up in Northwest Montana. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Environmental Engineering and returned home where she developed Indigikitchen. Mariah has been recognized as … Continued

5 Ways to Make Networking Less Daunting

For most people, networking is a necessary nightmare. We all know and understand the importance of meeting other people in our fields for our future career development, but the actual process of going out and making those connections can be … Continued

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