Who we are

We are an organization of firsts. Our past chair, Carol Williams, was the Montana state Senate's first woman Minority Leader and Majority Leader. Founding members Christine Kaufmann and Diane Sands were the first openly lesbian state Senator and state Representative, respectively. Former board member Denise Juneau is the first Native American woman ever elected to a statewide office in the United States. Founding co-chair Carol Juneau carried the bill making Montana the first state to implement Indian Education for All. 


Our current board is a mix of former legislators and current activists who work every day to identify and support talented women to run for office and win. 


Board of Directors


Carol Williams

Past chair


Christine Kaufmann


Barbara Scheenman

Board Member


Ella Smith

Board Member


Melissa Shannon


Michele Reinhart Levine

Board Member




Stephanie Baucus

Board Member

Board members not pictured: Eldena Bear Don't Walk, Amara Reese-Hansell


Beth Kampschror

Executive Director