W.E.L.L. Women's Business Center

In partnership with Montana Technology Enterprise Center (MonTEC) University of Montana hosts a Women's Business Center. The center has a decentralized approach with the headquarters in Missoula, but business advisors in Great Falls and Fort Belknap.
The Center works alongside W.E.L.L. to host:
  • Free Business Coaching
  • Training Programs
  • Courses
  • Online Community/ Membership
Please check back here for more information as we continue to build the center. Also, feel free to read the University of Montana press release on winning the award. W.E.L.L. Women's Business Website Coming Soon!



Ashley Metesh-McCoy

W.E.L.L. WBC Manager

Ashley Metesh-McCoy is a mom of two precocious girls, wife to an Active-Duty Army Officer, animal-lover, serial entrepreneur, and an amateur purveyor of culinary delights! She is originally from Western Montana with family spread from Philipsburg, to Butte, to Missoula, to Helena, but has been traveling the world for 30 years - first as an Army brat, then as an Army Officer, and most recently as an Army Spouse. She has a Bachelor of Art History from the University of Washington (Seattle) where she also commissioned as the top graduate of her Army ROTC class as a Military Intelligence Officer in the Washington Army National Guard. In 2006-2007 she was deployed to Afghanistan where she met the love of her life and current husband, LTC Michael “Kelly” McCoy. Since then, she resigned Army service as a Captain, earned an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and worked in the travel industry in various levels from Corporate Strategy at Carnival Corporation in Miami, Florida to her own businesses as an award-winning travel agency, Kinship Vacations, and most recently as a business coach / consultant for fellow travel agents with Kinship Travel Academy. She has a deep passion for helping women entrepreneurs succeed at all levels and is always looking for ways to contribute to the rising tide of women-owned businesses.