Montanans are starting to see a lot of women in the state’s tourism industry.
The first lady is one of the few women to have an entire tour, which started in the early 1990s, in Montana, according to the Tourism Industry Association of America.
The next lady is just getting started.
The first lady’s visit to Montana in May marked a big milestone for the state.
The governor signed legislation that allowed Montana to open its first tourism industry in over a century.
The law, which is currently being considered by the Montana legislature, will provide a path for female workers to be hired by Montana tourism companies to help manage the state economy.
“Women are doing amazing things and people are recognizing that, but they are still limited to being on the back of a motor vehicle,” said Michelle B. Pyle, director of the Montana Tourism Industry, which represents companies like Holiday Inn and Sheraton hotels, resorts, and restaurants.
“It’s very hard to make a career out of that.
You have to be a pretty good person to make that.”
Pyle says women are making Montana a better place for the economy.
“When women are involved in the tourism industry, it makes our state better and it gives the state an advantage in our economy,” she said.
“I think we are better off because of that.”
The next lady has a lot riding on her.
The Montana Tourism Initiative (MTI), which is funded by tourism companies and the Montana Department of Tourism, has been in place since 2014.
That means women will be eligible for jobs, including those for managers, tour guides, event coordinators, and support staff.
Women who want to work in the industry will be able to apply for their jobs through the program.
The first ladies first official trip will take place on July 22 in Yellowstone National Park.
The trip will begin at the State Capitol Building and culminate with the Governor’s Mansion in the Capital Region.
“I am very proud to welcome the first lady to our state and to be here to officially open our first tourism sector,” said Gov.
Steve Bullock in a press release.
“Our state is a place where families and young adults from all over the world come to work and create jobs.”