Founded in 1985, the Missoula Businesswomen’s Network is committed to increasing the personal and professional effectiveness of its members by:
- Providing business and professional women with multiple forums for exchange of ideas, experiences and social interactions.
- Encouraging professional development of business and professional women through educational presentations.
- Creating public awareness of the diverse and significant contributions of women in the business and professional community.
- Fostering interaction among women leaders, enabling them to exert their influence for the betterment of the entire community.
No one understands the challenges and needs of businesswomen like those who’ve been there before. Your MBN membership can help you refine your instincts, improve your judgment and expand your perspectives to make better decisions.The Missoula Businesswomen’s Network is a group of “Women Supporting Women.” The annual membership fee is only $50 for a Basic and $95 for a Premium.
You are welcome to join us at our monthly meeting before signing up. Please feel free to stop by and learn more. We meet the fourth Wednesday of each month from noon until 1pm. Check our Calendar of Events for the location as it may change from month to month.
When you come into a MBN networking event, you will quickly realize that you share a similar set of past experiences and challenges with everyone in it, which makes getting to know each other easier. We get you!
The last few minutes of an MBN meeting has a unique energy to them. One of our strategies is an ask-and-give exchange, where you share a problem you’re facing. One by one, other women in your small group will throw out ideas for solving your challenge. The experience is exhilarating. And it leaves everyone feeling powerful!
After all, research shows that women still disproportionately shoulder family care giving duties. Women are 40% more likely than men to say that childcare responsibilities have negatively impacted their professional progress, MBN is made up of other women who understand the challenges of raising kids or caring for aging parents while also managing a career are better at accommodating those needs.
Dawn McCloney: President 2020-2021
Kristi Govertsen: Immediate Past President 2019-2020
Megan Pfaff: President-Elect 2021-2022
Charisa Lemeza: Treasurer
Sharon Rhodes: Financial Advisor
Linda Baumann: Director of Communication
Karla Nichwander: Director of Memebership
Karen Shreve & Karen Schlatter: Director of Events
Allie Olsen: Director of Mastermind Groups
Karen Berg-DiGangi: Secretary
Ann Nowak: Director of Sponsorships