The Women’s Foundation of Montana was interested in evaluating the role of gender and workplace policies in county-level positions across Montana. Gina Tracy, a graduate student in the Master of Public Administration Program at the University of Montana conducted an independent study Fall 2017 to examine the role of gender across Montana’s 56 counties. We organized a ten-minute Internet survey with questions about policies and perspectives regarding the respondents’ work environment.
Read the Montana Counties Report, here.
The Women’s Foundation of Montana has supported the Status of Women in Montana research since 2004.
Most recently WFM sponsored the updated Status of Women in Montana Report in the Spring of 2018.
Learn more, here.
The original Status of Women in Montana report was prepared by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and released in late 2004. The 2004 report for the state of Montana was made possible by a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Montana. The IWPR report has information about political participation, employment and earnings, social and economic autonomy, reproductive rights and health and well-being for women living in the Big Sky state. It also contains a special section on the state of Native American women in Montana. Download the report, here.
Subsequently, the Women’s Foundation of Montana commissioned their own Status of Women in Montana Report in 2012, written by University of Montana professors, Kathy Kuipers and Celia Winkler.
Full Report: Status of Women in Montana Report 2012
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet 2012
WFM once again supported the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in producing the latest Status of Women in Montana Report in the Spring of 2015. You can read the historical data, here.
WOMEN’S FOUNDATION OF MONTANA — CONVENINGS
In April 2002, the Women’s Foundation of Montana hosted a two-day convening of women’s organizations in which representatives of 24 Montana women’s groups participated.