blazing trails: MT women in business summit

CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  The deadline to submit Speaker Proposals is Friday, September 9th at 5 p.mReview Speaker Qualifications hereSubmit your proposal via email to Candace Strauss at [email protected].

REGISTRATION OPENS: September 16, 2024

wed-fri, March 5-7, 2025

ac Hotel bozeman | ELEMENT HOTEL & kimpton armory Hotel

Get ready for the 2nd annual Blazing Trails: Montana Women in Business Summit, March 5-7, 2025. After a sold-out debut that left everyone inspired and empowered, we’re back and bigger than ever with additional programming on Friday morning. Join us for another unforgettable experience filled with dynamic speakers, innovative workshops, and valuable networking opportunities. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this phenomenal event that everyone is raving about—reserve your spot now!

We will once again celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD – Saturday, March 8) on Friday and join women from around the globe for an unforgettable experience. IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

During the two-and-a-half days of programming and networking, we will deep dive into leadership development, financial well-being, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, advocacy, philanthropy and more. Network with fellow trailblazers, industry leaders, and policymakers. Proceeds from the event will go toward funding our childcare policy initiatives in the 2025 Montana Legislature and beyond.

Register now, book your room (check back in October), pack your bags and let’s blaze new trails together!

#BlazingTrails #MTWIBSummit2025 #MontanaWomenInBusiness #WomensEmpowerment #WomenLeadingChange #IWD25 

for More information

CONTACT:  

Candace Carr Strauss          
VP – Marketing & Communications  [email protected]

(m) 406.640.1331

2025 Event Schedule At-A-GlancE

2025 MT WIB SUMMIT WELCOME RECEPTION @ AC HOTEL BENCHMARK RESTAURANT & BAR (rooftop)

4:00 – 6:00 PM – REGISTRATION OPEN 

5:30 – 7:30 PM – 2025 MT WIB SUMMIT WELCOME RECEPTION Sponsored by Mountain Health CO-OP

5:30 PM  Reception Begins for Summit Attendees, Event Speakers and Sponsors, Invited Guests, Montana Chamber Board and Staff

6:00 PM   Brief remarks from the Montana Chamber and Opening Welcome Reception Sponsor Mountain Health Co-Op

7:30 PM   Event Concludes

“BLAZING TRAILS” – 2025 MT WIB SUMMIT KICKS OFF

7:30 – 9:00 AM – REGISTRATION OPEN; Breakfast on your own

OPENING SESSION @ KIMPTON ARMORY MUSIC HALL

9:00 – 9:30 AMWELCOME REMARKS from the Montana Chamber of Commerce; Sponsor Recognition

FIRESIDE CHAT:
  2025 Honorary Chair, TBA and Nancy Schlepp, VP – Communications and Government Relations, Sandfire Resources America and FY24 Montana Chamber Board Chair

9:30 – 10:15 AM – KEYNOTE SPEAKER TBA

PLEASE NOTE MEETING ROOMS IN THE AC HOTEL, ELEMENT & KIMPTON ARMORY MOVING FORWARD

10:30 – 11:15 AM – MORNING BREAKOUTS – Session 1

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – MORNING BREAKOUTS – Session II

BUFFET LUNCH @ Kimpton Armory Music Hall

12:30 – 1:45 PM – LUNCH KEYNOTE TBD @ Kimpton Armory Music Hall

PLEASE NOTE MEETING ROOMS IN BOTH THE AC HOTEL AND KIMPTON ARMORY MOVING FORWARD

2:15 – 3:00 PM – AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS – Session I

3:15 – 4:00 PM – AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS – Session II

NETWORKING RECEPTION @ KIMPTON SKY SHED (ROOFTOP)

4:00 – 5:30 PM – MT WIB SUMMIT NETWORKING RECEPTION @ KIMPTON SKY SHED (rooftop)

Dinner on your own in Downtown Bozeman

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9:00 – 9:45 AM – BUFFET BREAKFAST @ AC HOTEL BRIDGER BALLROOM

10:00 – 11:00 AM MORNING BREAKOUTS – Session I

2025 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY POWER LUNCH @ KIMPTON ARMORY MUSIC HALL

11:30 AM – WELCOME by Montana Chamber followed by LUNCH / NETWORKING

11:30 PM – KEYNOTE TBD

12:45 PM – RAFFLE / CENTERPIECE DRAWINGS

1:00 PM – THANK YOU; LUNCH CONCLUDES

LODGING

The 2024 event was sponsored by Bozeman Hotels & Motels. If you are traveling to Bozeman, book your stay at one of the many hotels and motels found throughout the city, offering a variety of prices and amenities to fit all budgets and travel experiences.

Group Room Blocks - CHECK BACK TO BOOK YOUR ROOM

AC Hotel by Marriott Bozeman Downtown
The AC Hotel by Marriott Bozeman Downtown would be happy to extend your stay beyond the 3/5-3/6 conference dates at the special group rate. Please call the hotel directly at (406) 602-1072 to make arrangements.

Element Hotel

Kimpton Armory Hotel

Last day to book in the block: Tuesday, February 19, 2025

2025 mt wib suMMIT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Nancy Schlepp, Sandfire Resources America / Chair – MTCC Board of Directors
Courtney Kibblewhite, Northern Broadcasting System / Past Chair – MTCC Board of Directors
Blair Fjeseth, Mountain Health CO-OP / MTCC Board Member
Joceyln Lane, First Interstate Bank / MTCC Board Member
Liz Marchi, Two Bear Capital / MTCC Board Member
Haley Boyd, Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman
Julia Bryant, Intrepid Credit Union
Valerie Edwards, Valerie Joy Events
Nikki Geiszler, Montana World Affairs Council
Vickira Hengst, Bridger Photonics
Kayla Lee
, MSU Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship
Margaret Madrigal, Becky Seal, Samantha Salisbury – JPMorgan Chase MT/WY
Chantelle McDuffie,
 Lambert Hotels
McKayla Murphy, Element Bozeman
Haley Rowland, AC Hotel Bozeman
Suzi Berget White, First Security Bank
Colee Wingo, Billings Clinic – Bozeman

RURAL & iNDIGENOUS WOMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Thanks to the generosity of Two Bear Capital, we are offering (5) scholarships to Rural and Indigenous Women in business who wish to attend the event. This includes (2) nights lodging at the AC Hotel and the full conference registration.

Please FILL OUT THE APPLICATION HERE. It takes 10 minutes at most.

If you have any questions, email: [email protected]

DUE DATE: February 5, 2025 
All applicants will be notified of the scholarships awarded.
Afterwards, we will ask for a quote from your participation at the Summit.

CHILDCARE

Looking for childcare while in Bozeman attending the Summit? Well, look no further. Contact Jessica Dehn, Founder/Owner of Dino Drop-In Learning Center.

LOCATION: 205 N 11th on the corner of Main St. and 11th
Enter on Main across from Starbucks

Cancellation & REFUND policy

The event will take place rain, shine, or SNOW.  No refunds due to inclement weather. Requests for cancellations must be made in writing to the Montana Chamber, addressed to [email protected] and received by Friday, February 14, 2025 for consideration of your refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Friday, February 14, 2025, or for no-shows. Refunds may not be processed until the conference concludes so please allow a week for processing.

Registration, Tickets & Sponsorships

  • 2025 Blazing Trails: Montana Women in Business Summit
     March 5, 2025 - March 7, 2025
     5:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Details Price Qty
FULL Conference Registration $495.00 USD   Goes On Sale
September 16, 2024

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: (406) 551-7700

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Address:
24 W Mendenhall St., Bozeman, Montana, 59715, United States

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