Governor Steve Bullock announced $25,000 in grant funding to support a series of workshops that will support equal pay for women.
Grant funding will allow two different workshops over the next 18 months.
Start Smart is a wage negotiation workshop designed for first time workers.
Work Smart is a wage negotiation workshop designed for women already in the work force.
Today Montana women earn 73 percent of what men earn, resulting in a 27 percent gender wage gap.
Six years ago, in 2013, Montana women were earning 67 percent of what men earn.
Research shows women negotiate wages less frequently than men, which is one factor contributing to the wage gap.