Local businesses offer women-only discount Day-long 18 percent discount offered to women
Tuesday Mar. 31st, 2020
Local businesses offer women-only discount
Day-long 18 percent discount offered to women, highlighting gender pay gap
Pay gap worsens health, economic emergency for affected women, families
Dozens of local Bozeman businesses will offer an 18 percent discount for women and non-binary folks on March 31, to highlight the average national pay gap, which means that women on average nationally make 18 percent less than men do.
"The fact that women, non-binary people, and people of color are paid less than men is even more critical to highlight as we face the current Covid-19 emergency," said Melissa Herron, Bozeman Business and Professional Women Nominations Chair. "People who already are disadvantaged face an especially harsh impact right now in this economic and health crisis." She added that the March 31 date symbolizes how far into the current year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.
The 30 local participating businesses will have items for sale via walk-in to-go, call-in for to-go, and curbside pickup in accordance with current operating restrictions specific to their store. Businesses are also offering items for sale online. Please visit https://bozemanbpw.org/equal-pay-day/
to view the list of businesses and their discounts, and to learn more about the gender pay gap both nationally and in Montana.
Businesses that are physically open on March 31 will have posters in their windows advertising the availability of to-go purchases.