Jess Allred

Home Resouce Development Director

Jess Allred has worked for 15+ years in nonprofit leadership in the Missoula community. She is a reader, gardener, and mom.

Jess has spent her career at the intersection of direct service and advocacy, resourcing for important work happening today and collaborating to change systems that result in inequities for a better tomorrow. She has led development and advocacy teams at nonprofits like Missoula Food Bank & Community Center and is currently on the leadership team at Home ReSource.

Jess also manages a side business as a contract content and grant writer. She is a team builder and strong advocate for women in the workplace.

1.00 - 2.00 PM Panel

Day 2 - Saturday May 20th

Increase Female Leadership in Your Business

An examination of the leadership in the Fortune 500 companies reveals that only 4.8% of CEOs are women. But many reports reveal that companies with more gender diversity among leadership saw greater financial gains. The same reports also revealed that there was a correlation between diversity and performance, with companies with diverse leadership experiencing higher performance and a more competitive advantage. With many notable advantages to diversity, what can you do to attract and retain female leadership?

4.00 - 7:00PM Networking

Day 1 - Friday May 19th


Access a sneak preview of Beast Your Biz! the evening before with this networking event to kick-off the conference. We will have music, complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar while you mingle with speakers, panelists, sponsors and fellow attendees. This is a fabulous way to make personal contacts with entrepreneurs to help guide you on your way to success!