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President's Message

I am honored, humbled, and grateful to serve as the 2018-2019 President of the Missoula Businesswomen's Network (MBN).  This organization has given me so much over the years and I am truly elated to be able to give back.  I can think of no better organization to be a part of than one that supports women and gives them the tools and connections needed to thrive in our local business economy (which, let's admit, can be challenging and crazy).  As we all know, when a group of like-minded women get together, powerful things can happen!  Just thinking about this type of power sends a shiver down my spine. 

This year's theme is "Dream Big, Believe, and Achieve".  It takes dreaming big dreams to achieve big goals, while believing in yourself along the way that you can do it and nothing is going to stop you.  Perseverance is the key.  These words are very poignant as MBN works toward making some necessary changes to the organization in order to provide maximum value to our members.  We want every businesswoman in Missoula knocking down the door to our events and I believe we can make that happen!

There will be some things this year that differ from years' past, so open your mind and get ready for a fun ride!  Our goal is to empower you, to give you confidence, to give you education, to give you connections, to give you opportunities, and to give you everything you need to be successful as a woman in business.  And, of course, we want you to have a blast along the way!  MBN is the place to be!

To all of our members, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, advice, business expertise, and most of all the friendships you have to offer.  You make MBN the amazingly insightful and beautiful organization that it is!

To all of our volunteers, you are the rocks that keep MBN solid and you are invaluable!  It takes a navy working together in harmony to steer the ship forward and I could not ask for a better navy than you all.  Your brilliance and kindness shine through every day!
I cannot wait to excite you, MBN members, with the 2018-2019 lineup of speakers, events, mastermind groups, and community outreach.  It is going to be stellar!!

I leave you with a quote by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (President of LIieria) because she says this better than I can, "The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them.  If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."

Dream Big, Believe, and Achieve!  Here's to an amazing year at MBN!  Women rock!!

Julie Anton
MBN President 2018-2019