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Mentoring, Inspiring, Networking, and Educating...
The MSU Jabs 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. 

May 19, 2022 | In-Person Conference | Jabs Hall

*The WCOE Committee is monitoring the progression of COVID and if this conference is moved online, participants will be notified with as much time as possible

Save the date for the 2022 Women’s Circle of Excellence Conference to be held in person in MSU’s Jabs Hall. Stay tuned for more information on the event as a whole. Interested in speaking, sponsoring, or donating? Email [email protected]!



Recent Event:

The MSU Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship's 12th annual Women's Circle of Excellence Conference took place virtually on Thursday, May 13, 2021 with an optional in-person networking social afterwards. This conference 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.

Message from this year's planning committee:

Thank you for being a part of the 2021 Women's Circle of Excellence Conference. Your presence and involvement made the event a success! Your involvement helped raise nearly $9,000 for female student scholarships in the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Montana State University.


We hope you enjoyed the conference and that you were able to directly experience our mission of mentoring, inspiring, networking and educating. Please keep in touch and plan to join us at next year’s conference (mid to late May).


A huge congratulations to our TWO Outstanding Mentor Award winners this year:

Stephanie Gray, Gallatin College dean

Stephanie Gray

Gallatin College, dean
Sarah Maki, Gallatin College associate dean

Sarah Maki

Gallatin College, associate dean


Click here to view past award recipients.


Your proceeds were able to provide scholarships for these three Jabs students:

Devyn Hughes, student scholarship recipient


Senior, Business Accounting


Hannah Rasmussen, student scholarship recipient

Hannah Rasmussen

Junior, Business Marketing


Alexis Tinsley, student scholarship recipient


Junior, Business Finance

Click here to view past scholarship recipients.


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Thank You to our Generous 2021 Conference Sponsors:


 Blue Cross Blue Shield Logo

Amatics CPA Group Logo

First Security Bank

 Payne West Insurance logo

Opportunity Bank logo

Profitable Ideas Exchange logo

   Dry Hills Distillery logo

Bozeman Magazine logo

BridgerCare logo

By the Books Financial Services logo

Charles Schwab logo

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Christie Johnson


For sponsorship or registration information contact
 JJCBEDeansOffice@montana.edu or 406-994-4423

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Brief History

The MSU Jabs 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 Jabs 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 MPAc women, where they were congratulated on this significant achievement by local Jabs 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.