MT WBC recommends: 9th Annual Women’s Circle of Excellence Conference

Thursday, May 11th 2017

9th Annual Women’s Circle of Excellence Conference 

Thursday May, 11th

8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Jabs Hall, Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana

The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship Women's Circle of Excellence invites you to join us for the 9th Annual WCOE Conference. This event 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. 

The full day conference will take place on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at MSU's Jabs Hall, and will include educational and inspirational sessions to provide you with the specific tools that will help you to grow and push your boundaries. We will also honor an outstanding woman mentor from the community and are bringing back a Pecha Kucha session that you don't want to miss! Join us afterwards for a networking social with silent auction to benefit women student scholarship.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn and grow with professionals, discover your potential, connect with alumnae and local businesswomen, and support women students. 

2017 Keynote Speaker 

Frances Cole Jones

Frances Cole Jones is the author of "How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Selling Your (Brilliant) Self in any Situation", "The Wow Factor: The 33 Things You Must (and Must Not) Do to Guarantee Your Edge in Today’s Business World" and "Wow Your Way Into the Job of Your Dreams". She also has an app called “Interview Wow”. Her blog was voted one of the top 100 websites for women by In 2014, voted her a top 5 speaker in Communication.

Frances has appeared on ABC, Fox, and the Hallmark Channel. She is a body language expert for The Insider, a business etiquette expert for Demand Media’s eHow video series, and a job interview expert for Frances is also the President of Cole Media Management, a media training company focused on cultivating clients’ inherent strengths to develop more powerful communication skills. Cole Media Management clients have appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, CNN, C-Span, Top Chef, Project Runway and others.  Get a sneak peek and view her Ted Talk here. 

WCOE PechaKucha

A key component to of the WCOE Conference is women sharing their stories and wisdom with women. Please consider being a 2017 WCOE PechaKucha presenter and share on theme of "I Wish I Had Known".  Learn more about this part of the conference and complete a short application here

 Outstanding Woman Mentor Award 

The Outstanding Woman Mentor Award honors a woman in the business community who has demonstrated strong leadership and has donated time, inspiration, expertise and friendship to others. As a result of her act of mentorship, she has impacted other woman in her community, by encouraging personal and professional growth and helping them to achieve excellence. Do you know a woman mentor deserving of recognition? Please nominate her by completing this form

For more information please contact: Anna at anna [dot] reardon [at] montana [dot] edu or 406-994-6195