2025 9th Annual

Montana Women’s

Leadership Conference

The vision of the Junior League of Billings’ Annual Montana Women’s Leadership Conference is to empower women to become mindful leaders in the community. The conference will span themes of professional, personal, and community leadership to inspire and elevate Montana. This conference will offer exposure to diverse, nationally recognized speakers and accomplished female role models. In addition, through our workshops, attendees will learn practical applications to take back to their businesses, homes, and community organizations.

International Women's Day--March 7, 2025

Transformative workshops led by trailblazing women who are breaking barriers and building bridges in Montana. Stay tuned as we unveil our stellar lineup of speakers throughout December, promising an array of perspectives and expertise.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this empowering experience. Join us at the Montana Women's Leadership Conference and embark on a journey of inspiration, connection, and leadership growth.

Stay tuned for the 2025 Speakers and tickets!!

2024 Conference Speaker Line Up

Our amazing line up of speakers cover a variety of inspirational, educational, and impactful topics! Check out the list below. 

Alani Bankhead

Special Agent/Lieutenant Colonel/Leadership Coach; Helena, Montana

SPEAKING TOPIC: "Your Weakness Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatest Power: How to Harness Your Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome"

Rachel Bonner

Vice President-Investments/Singer, Actor, Speaker; Billings, Montana

             SPEAKING TOPIC: "Dumb Questions Change the World."

Madeleine R. Griggs

 Personal development coach, workshop facilitator and public speaker; Flathead Valley, MT

SPEAKING TOPIC: "How to Overcome Burnout and Perfectionism by Establishing Boundaries and Redefining Success"


Dallas Knight

 Army Combat Veteran, Intelligence Analyst, Human Trafficking Hunter, Corporate VP, mother, author; Billings, Montana

SPEAKING TOPIC: "From Battlefield to Boardroom: Building Bridges of Resilience"

Onnie Michalsky

Licensed Therapist/Life Coach; Billings, Montana

SPEAKING TOPIC:  "How to Quiet Your Inner Mean Girl and Start Talking to Yourself with Kindness and Compassion."

Chantel Oakley

        Co-Founder, CEO SanoVita Fitness Tech Consulting/Wellness Advocate/

Certified Health Coach; Billings, Montana

SPEAKING TOPIC: "Conquering the Mental Game and Building Resilience."

Kira Pertuit

Grief Specialist & Educator Success Factor; Billings, Montana

SPEAKING TOPIC:  "Grievership: Empowering Through Grief"


  Founder/CEO of True North Leadership, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator/MBT/Practitioner/DISC Analyst; Helena, Montana

SPEAKING TOPIC: "How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable."

Melanie Schwarz

CEO and Co-Founder of UpStream Strategy Partners; consultant author, and speaker in the field of substance use disorder and mental health care; Billings, Montana  

SPEAKING TOPIC: "Empathy as a Leadership Trait."

Amanda Stonerock

CEO and Co-Founder of Stonerock Business Solutions, LLC; Billings, Montana  

SPEAKING TOPIC: "Funding Development, Starting with the End in Mind."

Javon Wing

       Mindset Transformation/Life Coach, Speaker, Grant Writer, Owner of Inspired Life (Personal and Professional Development Coaching Services); Rocky Boy, Montana

SPEAKING TOPIC: "Mindful Communication and Mindful Leadership."