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Choose to MATTER

Choose to MATTER

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. […]

How to Respond to a Home-based Business Invite

How to Respond to a Home-based Business Invite

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 […]

WE+ Can Be Bossy

WE+ Can Be Bossy

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 […]

Social Media for Schools: The Hashtag Prevails

Social Media for Schools: The Hashtag Prevails

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 […]

Women Entrepreneurs Rise Up in MN

Women Entrepreneurs Rise Up in MN

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 […]

The Super Seven at Minnedemo 19

The Super Seven at Minnedemo 19

#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 […]

Know Your Network Types

Know Your Network Types

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, […]

MHTA’s High Tech, High Touch CIO Panel

MHTA’s High Tech, High Touch CIO Panel

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 […]

Joy: A Vitamin That Comes From Within

Joy: A Vitamin That Comes From Within

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

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 […]