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Thursday, May 10, 2018

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. 



Thank You!

The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship Women's Circle of Excellence thanks you for joining us for the 10th Annual WCOE Conference. This event captured the meaning of being a woman in today’s business world and was designed to help women achieve continued success, both professionally and personally. 

The full day conference took place on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at MSU's Jabs Hall, and included educational and inspirational sessions to provide specific tools that will help you to grow and push your boundaries. We also honor an outstanding woman mentor from the community and hold a PK-like session. The networking social silent auction benefited women student scholarships.

Conference Agenda and Registration

The WCOE Conference was a full-day conference beginning at 8am with check-in and continental breakfast, followed by the conference welcome and sessions starting at 8:30am. The day will wrapped up with a networking social ending at 4:30pm.  

WCOE PK-like Presentations

A key component to of the WCOE Conference is women sharing their stories and wisdom with other women. Please consider being a 2019 WCOE presenter and share a short seven minute presentation on the theme of "She Inspired Me". Selected presenters will receive a free conference registration!

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. 


For sponsorship and registration information contact Anna at anna.reardon@montana.edu or 406-994-6195.

2018 Conference Sponsors 

 Hosting Sponsors

NorthwesternEnergy Logoblue cross blue shield logo

 Lunch Sponsor

Amatics CPAs

 Session Sponsor

Payne West

   Networking Sponsor


  Breakfast Sponsor

 first security bank

Printing Sponsor


 Break Sponsor

              Foundant Logo

Supporter Sponsor

Jackie Sather 


Auction Item Donors

Beauty Counter - Liz Greenfield

Bequet Confections

Bridger Brewing

Broken Ground Permaculture

Community Food Co-op



Dino Drop-In Childcare Center

Dobson Dehn Contracting

Element Hotel


Gallatin Valley Mall



Laundry Liberator

Mountains Walking Brewery

MSU Alumni Foundation

MSU Office of the President

Mystery Ranch Backpacks

Open Range

Owenhouse Ace Hardware

Peak Bodies Pilates

Rocking R Bar

Red Ants Pants Foundation

Sacajawea Hotel

Sage Spa

Stork Vision

The Bar Method

Townshend’s Bozeman Teahouse

West Paw

Whole and Nourished

Yellowstone Zipline



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Brief History

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.

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


Previous Events Highlights and Pictures:
2008 Inaugural Women's Circle of Excellence Event
2009 Women's Circle of Excellence Event
2010 Women's Circle of Excellence Event
2011 Event: W2 The Women to Women Conference
2012 Women's Circle of Excellence Event
2013 Event: W2 The Women to Women Conference
2014 WCOE Conference
2015 Event: W2 The Women to Women Conference
2016 WCOE Conference