Choose to MATTER

Choose to MATTER

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Learning | No Comments

We’ve evolved. From June 2015 to May 2016, our Women Connected (or RMCMSP – an acronym for Real Mom’s Club MSP) group focused on personal and professional growth. We deconstructed then reimagined ourselves with an infusion of our childhood dreams and reinvention at the forefront. Our group of eight then took an eight month break […]

How to Respond to a Home-based Business Invite

How to Respond to a Home-based Business Invite

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Learning | No Comments

Get your pants from CAbi, your jewelry from Stella & Dot, your stylish bags from 31, your skincare from Rodan + Fields and your nutritional products from The Wellness Company. The rise of these type of businesses find us invited into conversations and requests of our time, attention and dollars more frequently than ever before. […]

WE+ Can Be Bossy

WE+ Can Be Bossy

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Blog, Event Recap, Learning | 2 Comments

Yesterday was a day of women and entrepreneurship in Minnesota. WE+ stands for Women Entrepreneurs and the plus sign in the logo version is the North Star, lest we forget the Minnesota culture that informs the business environment women navigate here. The conference, in its third year (see my recap from last year here), brought […]

Social Media for Schools: The Hashtag Prevails

Social Media for Schools: The Hashtag Prevails

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Learning, Social Media | One Comment

I noticed something quite different when my fourth-grader returned to school this fall. An energetic, new principal was high-fiving all of the kids upon their entering the school doors each morning (sometimes even an occasional parent). Something had shifted. Things were a buzz. The first piece of business was teaching the kids the school song, […]

Women Entrepreneurs Rise Up in MN

Women Entrepreneurs Rise Up in MN

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Learning, Networking | No Comments

Avoid the #ValleyOfDeath. A message heard loud and clear during the February 17 second annual MN Cup Women in Entrepreneurship Conference at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. MN Cup, now in it’s 11th year, supports emerging entrepreneurs across the state through events, educational programming and an annual new venture competition. They help entrepreneurs […]

The Super Seven at Minnedemo 19

The Super Seven at Minnedemo 19

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Learning, Technology | No Comments

#MinneDemo. That just happened. Seven super (Emcee and MinneStar board member Adrienne Peirce’s fave word of the night) tech innovations in Minnesota. It was a sold out crowd at the Guthrie for MinneDemo’s 19th run of their event platform that invites companies to take the stage for seven minutes each and show off their tech products. The […]

Know Your Network Types

Know Your Network Types

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Learning, Networking | No Comments

If the point of unraveling is to discover, I believe the #UnraveledNetwork series by Pollen Midwest achieved their goal. Part 1 took place early November 2014 (see the recap here), followed by Part 2 on January 28, 2015. Part 1 featured keynote speaker Marcia Ballinger, author of 20-Minute Networking Meeting; clever attendee networking icebreakers among […]

MHTA’s High Tech, High Touch CIO Panel

MHTA’s High Tech, High Touch CIO Panel

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Learning, Networking, Technology | No Comments

Minnesota High Tech Association’s (MHTA) annual CIO panel brought, as promised, a wide-ranging discussion of the year’s top developments, along with challenges and opportunities they see in 2015. The event, held on December 11, at the Science Museum of Minnesota, covered tech perspectives from the sports immersion experience (Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings)) to expanding the social experience […]

Joy: A Vitamin That Comes From Within

Joy: A Vitamin That Comes From Within

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Learning | No Comments

MplsSt.Paul Magazine’s Tastemakers event inspired paths to finding joy via a reality check of the crazy way we live.

OTAFargo: Boldness Knows No Boundaries

OTAFargo: Boldness Knows No Boundaries

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Learning | No Comments

Forget about your goals. Forget about what you thought you wanted do to upon graduation. Forget about controlling your professional path. Just be bold. The seventh in a series of semi-annual events, OTA pulled off another top-notch event in Fargo on September 12 (#OTAFargo). The OTA name stems from the later part of its tri-state […]