YWCA Woman of the Year

Sara Berg

Sara Berg is an attorney with Browning, Kaleczyk, Berry & Hoven.  She specializes in civil defense litigation and family law.  She has been an 18 year pro bono volunteer with Montana Legal Services Association.  The association provides free civil legal aid to low income individuals with several of her cases involving domestic violence. 


Salute Woman of Achievement

Laura Fix

This year’s winner has been a successful business woman within the Helena community since 1996 and is co-owner of Island Liquor and Gold Island Casino. She is a huge supporter of many causes in the community and freely gives of her time, energy and resources. 

Throughout her professional life and through her community support, she has exemplified a commitment to making a positive impact on others.  She is an individual who has demonstrated over the years a deep dedication to giving back to her community by hosting fundraising events at her store.  In addition, she donates raffle basket items and bottles of wine for those same fundraising events, which allows these organizations to keep their costs down so a greater percentage of net proceeds can be used to fund programs and scholarships.  These fundraising events have benefited many non-profits in Helena including: 

  • Westmont 
  • Good Samaritan 
  • Montana Joining Community Forces 
  • YWCA 
  • Soroptimist International of Helena 
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies 
  • Pads 4 Paws 
  • The Friendship Center 
  • Florence Crittenton 

Furthermore, she donates to the many individual requests for auction items she receives.  As you can see, she is a small business owner with a big heart and does much for our community!  She freely shares her expertise on wines and spirits with her staff and customers on a daily basis and is an acknowledged leader in her industry. 

She is one of the most generous people I know and a constant inspiration to me. Please join me in welcoming this year’s Salute Women of Achievement award winner and a woman I’m honored to call my friend, Laura Fix.