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Award-winning journalist to deliver keynote address at W2: The Women to Women Conference

April 17, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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Award-winning journalist Nance Guilmartin will deliver a keynote address from noon-1:30 p.m. at the 2013 W2: The Women to Women Conference, set for Thursday, May 23, at the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn in Bozeman.

The conference, "Empowering Women to Move Forward in Business and Life," is presented by the Montana State University College of Business, MSU College of Business Women's Circle of Excellence, Prospera Business Network and Montana Women's Business Center.

Guilmartin is an author, educator, executive coach and four-time regional Emmy Award-winning journalist. Her book, "The Power of Pause: How to be More Effective in a Demanding, 24/7 World," teaches professionals new ways to succeed.At the conference, Guilmartin will discuss ways to exercise leadership skills that can save time and strengthen relationships. She also will offer thoughts on engaging in productive exchanges, learning how to save time and money, and leading with confidence in the face of uncertainty and change.

Other topics to be covered at the conference include creating change in business, developing and implementing powerful marketing plans, empowering employees, understanding the power of financials through strategic cash flow management, evolving business with e-commerce, and re-launching and renewing careers. The conference also includes a panel discussion on the power of female-owned businesses.

Major sponsorship for the conference is provided by Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, with additional support from ABC Fox Montana,, BlueCross BlueShield, CenturyLink and Home Instead Senior Care. Also providing support are American Federal Savings Bank, BioScience Laboratories, First Security Bank, CPA Gina Jones, Montana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Montana Department of Transportation DBE Program and Northwestern Energy. 

Early bird registration for the W2Conference is $59 and includes workshops, materials and meals.Continuing professional education credits for certified public accountants are available.Exhibitor booths and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Registration is available online at

Contact: Audrey Lee, (406) 994-7026 or