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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. 

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May 22, 2023 | In-Person Conference | Strand Union Building, MSU Campus

Designed to encourage professional networking and to further launch and support your success, this conference will feature inspirational speakers, impactful networking, and many opportunities to re-energize your personal and professional development.

Registration is OPEN for the 14th annual Women’s Circle of Excellence Conference!
Click here to register for this event.

You can register as:

An individual in our early-bird special for $100 until March 31st. Regular tickets are $125.
An organization with 6 or more registrants. Please email Kayla for corporate pricing

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Calhoun
Former WCOE Mentorship Award winner and the Founder of Red Ants Pants.



Conference Schedule:



CPA CPE credits available: TBA

Interested in sponsoring, or donating? Click here to view our conference sponsorship levels.
Questions? Email [email protected].


To view photos from the 2022 Conference, please click here for the Facebook photo album.

Thank You to our Generous 2023 Conference Sponsors:







A huge congratulations to our 2022 Outstanding Mentor Award winner this year: Dr. Melissa Wolf.

Click here to view past award recipients.  The nomination for the 2023 will open soon.


Your proceeds provide scholarships for Jabs students: Click here to view past scholarship recipients.



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.