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PowerHouse Annual Discussion Calendar

February 17, 2018  |  By Erika Rasmussen

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