CANCELLED: Women's Circle of Excellence Conference
- Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:30pm
- Jake Jabs Hall - view map
CANCELLED: The Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (Jabs) will host the 12th annual Women's Circle of Excellence (WCOE) conference on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Jabs Hall on the MSU campus in Bozeman.
The WCOE conference helps women develop their professional and personal success. This is a full-day event 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.
Featuring this year's keynote speaker: Lara Hodgson
Lara co-founded and serves as CEO & President of NOW Corp. The company’s flagship product, NOWaccount, enables businesses to get paid immediately in a way that feels like taking a credit card for payment even when terms are offered. NOWaccount solves the problem Lara faced while growing her manufacturing business, Nourish, when she was forced to fund the company’s expansion into national outlets with trade credit. A “serial entrepreneur,” Lara innovates practical and disruptive solutions to real-world problems. Her background includes co-founding and serving as CEO of Insomnia, LLC, 5 years with Dewberry Capital (serving as Chief Marketing Officer and COO overseeing development, sales and leasing, and property management), EVP of Dunk, and SVP of iXL (now Scient) where she founded and managed the Retail and Consumer Products Division.
Lara is an internationally recognized speaker, leading seminars on creativity, innovation and access to capital. Internationally, Lara has worked in Koriyama, Japan with the U.S. Defense Department’s EAGLE Japan Program and served as the Ambassador to Lebanon for the 1996 Olympic Games. Lara is a sought-after board member and advisor, and has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School, Trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation, and Society of International Business Fellows, among others. She received an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Back again this year! An optional half-day morning workshop will be offered the next day on Friday, May 15. This workshop is intended for those who want to dig deeper into the entrepreneurial and personal business world. Seating for this workshop is limited!
Conference registration is $125. Conference attendees will receive a reduced rate of $50 for the Friday morning workshop; regularly $75. Registration will open March 31, 2020
For conference details: http://www.montana.edu/business/wcoe/index.html.
Questions? Email JJCBEDeansOffice@montana.edu
- Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship