Women's Circle of Excellence
Mentoring, Inspiring, Networking, and Educating...
The MSU JJCBE Women’s Circle of Excellence mission is to enhance and enrich the lives of our women alumnae, associates and friends by opening doors for mentoring and networking while creating educating and inspiring opportunities for women by women.
Save the Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Jabs Hall, Montana State University
The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship Women's Circle of Excellence invites you to join us for the 9th Annual WCOE Conference. This event captures the meaning of being a woman in today’s business world and is designed to help you achieve continued success, both professionally and personally.
The full day conference will take place on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at MSU's Jabs Hall, and will include educational and inspirational sessions to provide you with the specific tools that will help you to grow and push your boundaries. We will also honor an outstanding woman mentor from the community and are bringing back a Pecha Kucha session that you don't want to miss! Join us afterwards for a networking social with silent auction to benefit women student scholarship. We look forward to seeing you there!
Learn and grow with professionals, discover your potential, connect with alumnae and
local businesswomen, and support women students.
2017 Keynote Speaker
Frances Cole Jones is the author of "How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Selling Your
(Brilliant) Self in any Situation", "The Wow Factor: The 33 Things You Must (and Must
Not) Do to Guarantee Your Edge in Today’s Business World" and "Wow Your Way Into the
Job of Your Dreams". She also has an app called “Interview Wow”. Her blog www.francescolejones.com/blog
was voted one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes.com. In 2014, Speaking.com
voted her a top 5 speaker in Communication.
Frances has appeared on ABC, Fox, and the Hallmark Channel. She is a body language expert for The Insider, a business etiquette expert for Demand Media’s eHow video series, and a job interview expert for About.com. Frances is also the President of Cole Media Management, a media training company focused on cultivating clients’ inherent strengths to develop more powerful communication skills. Cole Media Management clients have appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, CNN, C-Span, Top Chef, Project Runway and others. Get a sneak peek and view her Ted Talk here.
Conference Agenda and Registration
The WCOE Conference is a full-day conference scheduled to begin at 8am with check-in and continental breakfast, followed by the conference welcome and sessions starting at 8:30am. The day will wrap up with a networking social ending at 4:30pm. We hope you will join us!
Early bird registration of $89 is available through April 15th; Regular registration is $99. Conference fees include educational session materials, limited parking, lunch, networking social, and more! Check back soon for the 2017 registration form. CEU and CPE credits available.
A key component to of the WCOE Conference is women sharing their stories and wisdom with women. Please consider being a 2017 WCOE PechaKucha presenter and share on theme of "I Wish I Had Known". Learn more about this part of the conference and complete a short application here.
Outstanding Woman Mentor Award
The Outstanding Woman Mentor Award honors a woman in the business community who has demonstrated strong leadership and has donated time, inspiration, expertise and friendship to others. As a result of her act of mentorship, she has impacted other woman in her community, by encouraging personal and professional growth and helping them to achieve excellence. Do you know a woman mentor deserving of recognition? Please nominate her by completing this form!
For sponsorship and registration information contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-994-6195.
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The MSU JJCBE Women’s Circle of Excellence (the Circle) was created in the fall of 2006 based on the vision of Jackie Sather and Micki Munro. A group of alumnae and administrative employees of the CoB were brought together to form the Core Committee of the Circle. In the spring of 2007, the Core Committee hosted the Circle’s first event, a graduation celebration for the graduating seniors and masters women of the CoB where they were congratulated on this significant achievement by local JJCBE alumnae.
The Core Committee brought the first annual Women’s Circle of Excellence conference, a two-day event held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bozeman, Montana on April 17th and 18th, 2008. This also coincided with the 115th anniversary of the College of Business. The theme of the conference was “Links of a Lifetime," which promoted the existing bonds between alumnae and friends and fostered opportunities to establish new ones.
This conference featured national and local speakers who presented inspirational and educational sessions and events, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities. These two days featured presentations capturing the true meaning of being a woman in today’s busy world, while sharing the pride that comes from being linked by the common thread of graduating from the same institute in business.
In 2011, the WCOE collaborated with Prospera Business Network and the Women’s Business Center to host the first W2 Conference, offered every other year, as a town and gown partnership.
|Women's Circle of Excellence Newsletter:|
|October 2009 - Issue I|
|December 2009 - Issue II|
|January 2010 - Issue III|
|February 2010 - Issue IV|
|March 2010 - Issue V|
|April 2010 - Issue VI|