Conference Schedule

Montana Women’s Leadership Conference Schedule


9:00 a.m.  Intro

9:15 a.m.  Workshop #1 (2 choices)

  • Elizabeth Hansen, Montana Regional Director Five Rings Financial,
    • Girls Just Wanna Have Funds:  A Woman’s Guide to Saving
  • Kris Carpenter, Owner Joy of Living,
    • “Eyes Wide Open When Starting Your Business:  Finding Passions That are Worth Your Investment.”

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Intro to Keynote Speaker

10:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker:  Dale Smith Thomas

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. Workshop #2 (3 choices)

  • Carlos Arce, Partner, Elation,  
  • Helen Laferriere, Nurse Practitioner, St. Vincent Healthcare,
    • Women’s Wellness, What To Do At Each Stage In Your Life
  • Krista Montague, Athletic Director, MSU-Billings, 
    • Getting Ahead In A Male-Dominated Industry”

1:45 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Workshop #3 (3 choices)

  • Carlos Arce, Partner, Elation,  
    • “Understanding How Our Brain And Mindset Unleash Our Potential, Part 2”
  • Joy Honea, Associate Dean, MSU-Billings,   
    • Why Aren’t There More Female Leaders?
  • Brian Boyette, Partner, Avior Group, 
    •  Want Some Time Back?  Let’s Talk Lean.”

3:05 p.m. Panel Discussion: Driving Change in the Community

This townhall Q&A session features current and former Junior League members who are changing the community of Billings.  They will provide insight on how to get involved in the community and where non-profits are heading in the future.

  • Dana Henry, Secretary, Broadwater Elementary
  • Kelli Toohill, Executive Director, Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
  • Kay Foster, Community Leader and Business Owner
  • Jane McCracken, Family Service

4:00 p.m. Conclusion


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