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Empowering Montana Women: The 8th Annual Montana Women's Leadership Conference on International Women's Day

February 1, 2024

by hannah olson

On March 8, 2024, the Junior League of Billings proudly presents the 8th Annual Montana Women's Leadership Conference, an empowering event designed to inspire and empower women across the state. Taking place on International Women's Day, this year's conference, themed "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges," aims to foster mindful leadership in the realms of personal, professional, and community development. You won’t want to miss this event, filled with dynamic discussions, insightful presentations, and transformative workshops led by trailblazing women who are making significant strides throughout Montana.

Conference Vision

The vision of the Montana Women's Leadership Conference is to empower women to become mindful leaders within their communities. The Junior League of Billings is committed to providing attendees with exposure to diverse speakers and accomplished women role models. Through a series of workshops, participants will gain practical insights applicable to their businesses, homes, and community organizations.

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

The theme for the 2024 conference, "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges," encapsulates the essence of the event. Montana women from all walks of life are invited to immerse themselves in a day dedicated to breaking down barriers and forging connections that strengthen the fabric of our communities. The conference aims to highlight the accomplishments of women who have overcome challenges and built bridges toward a more inclusive and supportive future.

Don't Miss Your Chance

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. The conference itself takes place Friday, March 8, but there is also a cocktail kickoff event the evening of Thursday, March 7 - all of which take place at the historic Northern Hotel in downtown Billings. If you’re coming from out of town, there is a block of rooms reserved, so get yours booked now!

There will also be a number of booths hosted by local businesses and organizations to raise awareness and provide services for attendees about women-owned businesses and groups who are making a difference in and around Billings. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, hosts are given admission to the conference and are able to meet with women from all over the state.

The 8th Annual Montana Women's Leadership Conference is being held on International Women's Day this year, and it promises to be a day of empowerment, enlightenment, and inspiration. Whether you are a professional seeking career growth, a community leader aiming to make a difference, or an individual looking to connect with like-minded women, this conference offers something for everyone. Secure your spot today, embrace the theme of "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges," and be a part of a transformative experience that will leave a lasting impact on your personal and professional journey.

Inspiring Speakers from Across the State

The conference boasts an impressive lineup of featured and breakout speakers from various corners of Montana. These speakers are leaders in their respective fields and will share their experiences, expertise, and insights, offering attendees a diverse range of perspectives. With multiple sessions to attend, participants can select and cater their experience in ways that will be most beneficial to their own interests and goals. 

Our amazing lineup of speakers covers a variety of inspirational, educational, and impactful topics! Check out the list here:


Special Agent/Lieutenant Colonel/Leadership Coach; Helena, Montana | SPEAKING TOPIC: "Identifying Your Leadership Style/Elevating and Inspiring Women to Let Go of Fear and Achieve Their Highest Potential."


Vice President-Investments/Singer, Actor, Speaker; Billings, Montana | SPEAKING TOPIC: "Dumb Questions Change the World."


 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"


 Army Combat Veteran, Intelligence Analyst, Human Trafficking Hunter, Corporate VP, mother, author; Billings, Montana | SPEAKING TOPIC: "From Battlefield to Boardroom: Building Bridges of Resilience"


Licensed Therapist/Life Coach; Billings, Montana | SPEAKING TOPIC:  "How to Quiet Your Inner Mean Girl and Start Talking to Yourself with Kindness and Compassion."


        Co-Founder, CEO SanoVita Fitness Tech Consulting/Wellness Advocate/Certified Health Coach; Billings, Montana | SPEAKING TOPIC: "Conquering the Mental Game and Building Resilience."


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."


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 and Workforce Impact of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, and Life Jackets."


CEO and Co-Founder of Stonerock Business Solutions, LLC; Billings, Montana | SPEAKING TOPIC: "Funding Development, Starting with the End in Mind."


       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."

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