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MSU’s annual Women’s Circle of Excellence conference set for May 12

April 20, 2016 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN — The Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship will host the eighth annual Women’s Circle of Excellence conference on Thursday, May 12, in Jabs Hall on the MSU campus.

The conference helps develop women’s professional and personal successes. Morning sessions include: “Forming Boss Lady Alliances: The New Rules of Networking,” with Lauren Caselli of Caselli Events; “Make Your Website an Engine for Growth,” with Steve Cannon of pulseCHECKER; “Multi-faceted Marketing,” with Anya Petersen-Frey of the MSU Small Business Development Center; and “What Women Should Know About Estate Planning,” with Marsha Goetting, a professor and MSU Extension family economics specialist.

Afternoon sessions include: “3M’s of Employee Motivation: Mastery, Membership and Meaning,” with Betsy Webb, MSU’s professional development and training manager; and a “My ‘Aha’ Moment” PechaKucha.

Lisa Lehrkind Edwards, senior vice president of global boutiques at Benefit Cosmetics in San Francisco and owner of The Crossroads in Bozeman, will give a keynote presentation, “Business Beyond the Big Sky,” at 3:45 p.m. Edwards will share her story, as well as her experience of the triumphs and trials in business beyond Montana, in the international beauty industry.

Conference registration is $99, which includes educational sessions, event materials, a networking reception, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Proceeds from the silent auction help fund a scholarship to benefit a business student. Up to 8.4 continuing professional education credits for certified public accountants are available.

For additional information and to register, visit or contact Anna Reardon at 994-6195 or

Sponsorship support for the conference is provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Montana and Northwestern Energy, with additional support from First Security Bank and Bozeman Health. Printing support is provided by

Contact: Anna Reardon, (406) 994-6195 or