Women’s Leadership Mentoring series continues August 23

The 2016 Women’s Leadership Mentoring Series will present its next event on August 23. (Full schedule below.)

Women’s Leadership Mentoring Series: Event 3
with Kathy Stark
Owner of Starky’s

Moderated by Ris Higgins,
owner of Leadership Outfitters

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 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: $20
includes hors d’oeuvres at the Baxter

Registration required by August 22

>>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.


Kathy and Glen Stark came to Bozeman from Detroit in 2003 to open Starky’s Authentic Delicatessen. With Glen’s background in business and finance and Kathy’s culinary and marketing experience, the deli opened to rave reviews and continued to grow into Bozeman’s most beloved lunch destination. The deli took an unexpected turn in 2009 when a gas line explosion destroyed the building and half a block of downtown Bozeman. After a year of planning, Starky’s Authentic Americana Grill reopened with an expanded offering to their loyal guests of dinner, beer and wine in a new location off Main. The Stark Children, Ben and Hannah, the have grown up with the business and currently work the Front of House operations and in Bakery as they work their way through school. When not working or cooking, the Stark family enjoys the beautiful outdoor opportunities and gracious community that only a place like Bozeman offers.

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 (Kathy Stark, Owner, Starky’s)
  • 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.