Pursue Your Passions Course

For Women Who Are Curious About Starting Something

Explore your values and see how they play into the possibility of starting something- a business, nonprofit, or project at your work- even if you're considering buying a business. All of these are arguably entrepreneurial pursuits, so allow yourself time to think deeply on how your passions play into possibilities. Also, the biggest impact is the statewide connections to other women who are equally as curious as you.

This course will provide:

  1. Introductions to inspirational women role models and research.
  2. Prompts to challenge your experiences and assumptions within male-engineered systems. 
  3. Get your feet wet in entrepreneurial frameworks applicable inside the workforce as well as for your own organizational idea.
  4. Practical applications in basic design-feedback loops, market investigation, and customer validation.
  5. Opportunity to build relationships through digital cohorts with like-minded women.
  6. Flexible format: Work is done on your own time, online, to meet deadlines. Optional online, live labs, small groups, and virtual networking sessions will meet one-two times per week to further online connections.

Course details:

  • Starts Tuesday September 22, ends Tuesday, November 25: it will be an accelerated, 9 week delivery.
  • Online: work is done independently and autonomously to meet deadlines
  • Optional Thursday evening lab from 6:00-7:30 PM for questions, occasional guest speakers, and virtual relationship building with classmates (can also watch recordings of live sessions on your own time)
  • Spots Available: 100 (first-come, first-served)
  • For students with children who may benefit from a childcare stipend for class time, please contact the online program manager.

How to Register

UM Students

Registration is Closed

General Public

Registration is Closed

Meet the Instructor – Stacy Maloney

Stacy MaloneyStacy brings over 15 years of experience leading small business  and corporate retail teams and driving business teams to her current role as Sr. Director of Change Management at GAP, inc. She draws on her experiences to help global teams mitigate business risks and individuals navigate through change during organizational transformations and systems implementations.

Throughout her life, Stacy has participated in many unique leadership experiences, affording her opportunities to work with diverse populations from around the globe. She thrives on helping people identify and harness their strengths and seek opportunities that are at times at odds with the status quo. Her career path has led her from Eastern Wyoming, where she grew up, to Missoula, New Jersey, Grand Teton National Park, San Francisco, New York City and a few places in between. In 2015, she bought a home in Missoula, and now works remotely and splits time between Missoula and Lewistown, Montana.

Stacy received her BA in Communication Studies and Political Science from the University of Montana and received her MBA from the University of Wyoming.  From 2014-2018, she served on the Board of Directors for the Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, a non-profit confidence- building running program for 3rd – 5th grade girls. She enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, running, stand up paddle boarding and most things that land her in the mountains.