Helping Women succeed...
Professionally, Personally and Politically
Deanne is the owner of Frosty Paws Virtual Office. She started this small business that employs three people and has taken it from concept to business plan to securing funding to thriving business. All while still continuing to complete her MBA! Her 5-10 year plan is to grow her business, to the point of having 2 satellite offices, in Missoula and Billings, as a company that is nationally recognized for outstanding customer service and as one of the best places to work. She plans to have an intern program that allows students the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship and small business management and she will mentor female entrepreneurs and support them in the experiences. Finally, she plans to volunteer in BPW leadership and develop both a young professionals group and mentorship program.
2014 - Bree Manninen
Bree is the co-founder of Ascend Wellness, and an acupuncturist who provides a holistic approach to health care. She has a very hopeful approach to the future and works on educational outreach to the community. As one patient said, "She takes the time to explain her process and really cares about people." She impressed the competition judges with her responses to their interview questions and the speech she presented on how Bozeman BPW has impacted her career.
Bree has a Bachelor of Science degree in Outdoor Recreation • Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine • Diplomat in Acupuncture • Continual study in Chinese Medicine Specialties in Pulse Diagnosis and Pediatric Care. • Other extensive training in Mediation, communication, conflict resolution and sustainable business development.
She has served as an AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteer. She currently gives regular presentations to the community on Healthy Lifestyle Choices and changing our healthcare paradigm. She has served as Bozeman BPW's Secretary 2013-2014.
2014 Finalists were:
Erica Aytes Coyle and Janet Glen
Owner of Ashley Stevick Photography – Photographer, client relations, marketing, improvisational entertainer. B.A. Psychology and Communication, Carroll College, HelenaAshley established the business “Ashley Stevick Photography” in April 2011. As a small-business owner, Ashley does it all: photographer, client relations, and marketing. Ashley says, “Despite a few bumps along the road and the anxiety I felt about starting my own business, I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Some of Ashley’s photographic accomplishments are:
Ashley’s community involvement activities include donating services to Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Thrive, HAVEN and Reach Inc.She is a Board Member of Montana Women’s Lobby and a member of Bozeman BPW’s Legislative Committee.
B.A. Communication, University of Washington, Seattle
General Assignment Reporter for Bonten Media - KTVM-TV – Enterprises news stories; interviews for, shoots, writes and edits news pieces; serves as a fill-in anchor.
BPW Program Vice President
Community involvement includes volunteering with “A Night to Remember,” reporting on community events, and presenting special features on organizations such as HAVEN, Family Promise and the YMCA to give them a chance to reach a larger audience through television media coverage.