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Thursday, May 9, 2019

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!

The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship Women's Circle of Excellence Committe invites  you to join us for the 11th Annual WCOE Conference. This event captures 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 will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at MSU's Jabs Hall, and include educational and inspirational sessions to provide specific tools that will help you to grow and push your boundaries. We will also honor an outstanding woman mentor from the community. A networking social will follow, with silent auction proceeds benefiting student scholarships. 

Conference Agenda and Registration

The WCOE Conference is 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 wrap up with a networking social ending at 4:30pm.  


Please check back soon for registration information. 

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. 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.

2019 Conference Sponsors

 Hosting Sponsors

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NorthwesternEnergy Logo

 Lunch Sponsor


 Session Sponsor


   Networking Sponsor


  Breakfast Sponsor


Printing Sponsor


 Break Sponsor


Supporter Sponsor

Jackie Sather 


Auction Item Donors



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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