October 15 – 16, 2018: Women Leading Montana Convening

This event will be filled to the brim with interactive discussions on what it means to truly lead in Montana – at home, at work, and in our communities. And you won’t want to miss our two dynamic keynote speakers and leadership guru, Sally Hope- a literal rock star.

We believe that leadership is all about relationships; the relationship we have with ourselves, our communities, and our households. And the more we know how to nurture these relationships, the better leaders we will be in all areas of our lives.

Good relationships begin with good communication, which leads to connection, which then leads to good leadership. In her workshop, we will be learning about relationships, communication, connection, and engaging in meaningful conversations and activities around these topics.

Register via Eventbrite, today!


August 9, 2018: Innovate Montana Symposium

The Innovate Montana Symposium is back to inspire entrepreneurs from across the state. This event is built exclusively to help move small businesses toward rapid, intentional growth. It’s the third annual event of its kind but we’ve totally restructured it this year to maximize value for early-stage businesses. If you choose to attend, you’ll be in the room with hundreds of like-minded entrepreneurs and bumping elbows with some of the most respected business people, venture capitalists and the top government officials in the state.

The 2018 Innovate Montana Symposium will feature a keynote talk from Chris Abele (successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and philanthropist turned public servant). Also in attendance will be Governor Steve Bullock, Lt. Governor Mike Cooney, members of the Governor’s Cabinet, world-class business leaders, venture and angel capital organizations, and resource providers representing both state and federal grant programs.

This is an event you will not want to miss. Register today!


August 8, 2018: Second Convening of the Missoula Women’s Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle is a diverse, dynamic and generous group of women engaged in an exciting venture of strategic philanthropy. Organized by the Missoula Community Foundation and the Women’s Foundation of Montana, we will collectively pool the resources of at least 100 local women to leverage their modest gifts into $10,000 grants for worthy local organizations! The Circle will be created by the members, and they will vote on who will receive funding.

We hope you will want to be part of awarding a $10,000 grant to make change happen in our community!

We are excited to get together again at 5:30 pm the evening of Wednesday, August 8th at the High Stakes Foundation offices, 129 W. Alder St., to explore the mission and vision of our work together, as well as learn about how to make impacting grants.

You can:
– Find your community of philanthropic sisters.
– Work together with them to invest big dollars for big change.
– Enjoy delicious drinks and treats in the best of company.
– Change the world!

We hope to see you there! Contact Nikki Robb at (406) 926-2846 or with any questions or to RSVP.

Facebook Event, here.


July 26 – 29, 2018: Red Ants Pants Music Festival, White Sulphur Springs

We were proud to be sponsors of the Red Ants Pants Music Festival again this year!

The Red Ants Pants Music Festival was founded in 2011. It is designed to bring people together and is a program of the 501(c)(3) Red Ants Pants Foundation. Our non-profit is dedicated to women’s leadership, working family farms and ranches, and rural communities. We use proceeds from the festival to fund our grant cycle and run our timber skills and women’s leadership programming. The festival was founded and is produced by Red Ants Pants owner Sarah Calhoun. Yes, a little Made in the USA pants company started a music festival. Not the usual path for small business, but why not?

More on the Red Ants Pants 2018 Festival, here.


June 10, 2018: Women’s Innovation Summit, Invite, Inspire and Empower Innovation in Your Communities – The Grand Union Hotel, Fort Benton

Successful leaders recognize the power of diversity of thought in enhancing creativity and catalyzing breakthroughs; they must embrace a mindset to expect the unexpected…. and the unexpected can come from anyone and everyone in the community. Embracing diversity of thought is not only a key driver of innovation, but is critical to inspiring an individual sense of purpose and enhancing community well-being. We invite you to network with other extraordinary women working to foster innovation across Montana. We recognize traditional definitions of innovation – radical or entrepreneurial innovation –  sometimes miss what truly motivates women and fail to address some of the many challenges we face in our local communities. Our goal is to empower you to inspire innovation in your community, by exploring an approach uniquely hinged on exploiting diversity of thought to drive creativity. Together we will create a network of innovative Montana women working collaboratively toward a brighter future for us all!

Contact Jen at to join the registration list!


May 31, 2018: The Women’s Foundation of Montana, Trailblazer Celebration – Exploration Works, Helena

Join us for the Women’s Foundation of Montana Trailblazer Celebration fundraiser to honor the women of our past who built WFM, and show your support for the future of women and girls in our great state!

Hear stories and be inspired by the women who started it all, including Letty Bass of the Merle Chambers Fund, Sheila Rice, Alyce Kuehn, and more. Join us in honoring the legacy of the indomitable Dorothy Eck and Joan Bennett. Enjoy delicious food and drinks. All for a great cause…creating a brighter future for Montana women and girls!

Thursday, May 31st
Exploration Works, 995 Carousel Way, Helena
Doors Open at 6pm. Program will begin at 6:30 pm.

Suggested donation is $50, which can be paid in person at the event.

Register here, or email Jen Euell at today to reserve your spot!