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Women Connected Graduate with Major Growth

Women Connected Graduate with Major Growth

We almost made graduation caps and tassels out of pizza plates and ribbon. I am not disappointed that we didn’t. I am happy we had the idea. On our May graduation date a group of eight women, completed our Women Connected sessions. With a nod to the […]

Power to the Pollenite

Power to the Pollenite

Earlier than I would have liked on a chilly Minnesota spring morning, I ventured over to a neighborhood I don’t believe I’ve set foot in before. No one was holding me accountable to show up. No one would have noticed my absence. But I showed up […]

CircleUp! It’s Not Selfish

CircleUp! It’s Not Selfish

In what might be called a selfish act, a group of nine women have been scheduling a full 2.5 hours each month to come together to work solely on themselves. Gasp! Yes, 2.5 hours of uninterrupted time during the late afternoon (3:30-6:00) — time which […]

Real or RHONY: Ways that Women Connect

Real or RHONY: Ways that Women Connect

What if everyone’s idea of being real looked like the Real Housewives of New York version? Admittedly, I’ve been watching #RHONY Season 7. I skipped seasons 3-6, but I don’t think anyone’s experienced any notable personal growth or self-improvement. Watching the show actually makes me […]

Networking for Empty-Nesters

Networking for Empty-Nesters

On the heels of a high-energy event put on by Cencup, many empty-nester attendees probably found themselves reflecting on their relationship with their significant other and their newfound kid-less freedom. Or at least giving their calendars a reality check to discover that their spousal social life was pretty void […]

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 […]

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, […]

Powerful Networking Strategies to Kick Off 2015

Powerful Networking Strategies to Kick Off 2015

After a holiday event hiatus and despite winter weather conditions, January is heating up event-wise. For starters, people and companies have a new outlook and marketing initiatives on their mind. Additionally, the backlog of events we held off scheduling from mid-November through the first week […]

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 […]

Networking Pre-search and Planning

Networking Pre-search and Planning

So many events, so little time. I understand exactly how this overload happens. Get a room full of enthusiastic people together around a cause, and the topic eventually trends toward throwing an event. But enthusiasm doesn’t necessarily translate into a good event worthy of your […]