Women’s Leadership Mentoring Series continues May 24

The 2016 Women’s Leadership Mentoring Series will present its next event on May 24. (Full schedule below.)

Women’s Leadership Mentoring Series: Event 2
with Tessa Burnett
Artist/Owner HattieRex

Moderated by Ris Higgins,
owner of Leadership Outfitters

Tuesday, May 24, 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

Registration required by May 19

>>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.


  • Tessa has been in business online since 2007 and with a retail location since 2012.
  • She is a former high school Spanish teacher and a self-taught metalsmith; she started making pet ID tags and ventured into jewelry.
  • Tessa started selling on Etsy in 2007, was a featured seller in 2009 and is still on Etsy today in addition to the  HattieRex website.
  • HattieRex currently has over 75 retailers selling their jewelry and pet tags – some are online-only boutiques.
  • HattieRex sales consist of 40% retail, 25% wholesale, 20% online retail and 15% consignment/other.

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.