2016 Women’s Leadership Mentoring Series Starts 4/26/2016

It’s back! Don’t miss the kickoff to the 2016 Women’s Leadership Mentoring Series! (Full schedule below.)

Women’s Leadership Mentoring Series: Event 1
with Michelle Hertel
Co-owner Pocket NC

Moderated by Ris Higgins,
owner of Leadership Outfitters

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Facilitated Dialogue
Immediately Following — Networking Social

Event Location:
Baxter Hotel
Mezzanine Ballroom
105 W. Main Street, Bozeman

Social Location: Taco Del Sol
35 W. Main Street, Bozeman

Event Registration: $25
SAVE: Buy a five-event series pass for $100
(Prospera members pay only $85)

>>CLICK HERE to register


The 2016 Leadership Mentoring Series will present five successful women entrepreneurs’ stories of success and challenges. No speeches, no PowerPoints, no handouts. Just genuine, raw stories. Sessions are moderated by Ris Higgins, owner of Leadership Outfitters and long-time mentor to women entrepreneurs. Join us as they share their advice and encouragement with our community of women entrepreneurs.


  • Michelle cofounded Pocket NC along with her husband, Matt.
  • Pocket NC is a startup in Bozeman building 5 axis desktop CNC mills. Desktop CNC mills are similar to 3D printers in the sense that they are often used to prototype small parts. The Pocket NC has 5 axes of motion allowing it to make very complex parts with minimal setup time.
  • Michelle graduated from Montana State University in 2010 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Spanish.
  • Pocket NC launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in the summer of 2015 which raised $355,000.  After completing the orders for the campaign in March of 2016, they are taking preorders for machines to begin being delivered in May and working on developing more product lines.

2016 Event Dates/Speakers

  • April 26, 2016 (Michelle Hertel, Co-Founder, Pocket NC)
  • May 24, 2016 (Tessa Burnett, Owner/Artist, Hattie Rex)
  • August 23, 2016 (TBD)
  • September 27, 2016 (Kim Ormsby, Founder and CEO, The Natural Baby Company)
  • October 25, 2016 (Libby Burr, Owner, Bridger Animal Nutrition)

The Montana WBC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Suzi Berget White at info@ProsperaBusinessNetwork.org or (406) 587-3113 to make arrangements.