International Women's Day is happening March 8th, let's celebrate!

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The Downtown Bozeman Partnership, est. 1864 and Allegra Printing have teamed up to extend a warm welcome to the participants of the first Blazing Trails: Women in Business Summit hosted by the Montana Chamber and being held in Downtown Bozeman on March 6-8, 2024. As the host city for this empowering event, we are eager to showcase our thriving community and highlight the incredible women-owned businesses that contribute to our unique charm.

In an effort to celebrate and support women entrepreneurs, Downtown Bozeman is launching a special initiative. Participating women-owned businesses will proudly display "Women-Owned" posters in their windows, serving as a visual testament to the strength and diversity of our local female business leaders. The initiative aims to create awareness and visibility for the remarkable contributions of women entrepreneurs within our community. Visitors and residents alike are encouraged to explore the downtown area and discover the wealth of products and services offered by these inspiring women-owned establishments.

To amplify this initiative, Downtown Bozeman will be implementing a robust social media outreach campaign. Follow us at @downtownbozeman for regular updates, highlights, and features of the outstanding women-owned businesses that call Downtown Bozeman home.

Engage with us using the hashtag #DowntownBozemanWomenOwned to share your experiences, recommendations, and support for these entrepreneurial trailblazers.

As the summit brings together dynamic women from across the state, Downtown Bozeman is excited to be a hub of inspiration, networking, and collaboration. We invite attendees to take advantage of this opportunity to explore our unique downtown, connect with fellow entrepreneurs, and discover the diverse array of offerings from our women-owned businesses.



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Join us for our first Blazing Trails: Montana Women in Business Summit, March 6-8, 2024.

Get ready to pioneer a new era of empowerment, inspiration, and connection! We will come together for this event uniting remarkable women from across the Treasure State. This will include celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD – March 8) and joining women from around the globe for an unforgettable experience. IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

"Empowering women entrepreneurs isn't just about breaking barriers; it's about building bridges to success. That's why the Montana Chamber of Commerce is proud to pioneer the inaugural Blazing Trails Montana Women in Business Summit in the heart of Bozeman,” said Candace Strauss, VP of Marketing & Communications at the Montana Chamber of Commerce. “By fostering a collaborative environment for women in business to network with other women in the state and striving to support women entrepreneurs from every corner of Montana, we are igniting innovation, driving economic growth, and forging a path towards a more inclusive and prosperous future for all."

For International Women’s Day 2024 and beyond, let’s Inspire Inclusion.

When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world.

And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment.

During the two-and-a-half days of programming and networking, we will deep dive into leadership development, financial well-being, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, advocacy, philanthropy and more. Network with fellow trailblazers, industry leaders, and policymakers. Proceeds from the event will go toward funding our childcare policy initiatives in the 2025 Montana Legislature.