Morgan Slemberger

Director of Women's Entrepreneurship & Leadership at University of Montana

Morgan is an entrepreneur and economic development professional with over ten years experience managing economic development initiatives, SME business consulting and strategy, women's business ownership initiatives, grant writing, and higher education innovation.

She is currently the Director of Women's Entrepreneurship & Leadership at University of Montana which oversees the Women's Entrepreneurship & Leadership Lab (W.E.L.L.), W.E.L.L. Women's Business Center, and W.E.L.L. Native Women Launch. Previously Morgan spearheaded programming at UM's Blackstone LaunchPad as well as owned her own marketing and event-planning businesses.

Morgan holds two B.A.s and an M.B.A. from the University of Montana. She has served on several boards and started several initiatives to support women and was recognized by the Missoulian as a "20 under 40" in 2017 for her work on starting the Last Best Conference.

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Morgan has lived just over half her life in Montana (Montegonian). Outside of the weekly Zoom meetings, you can find her adventuring with her family in the mountains.

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!