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march, 2018

20mar8:00 am9:30 amTaking the LeadWomen: The New Rules


Event Details


As the “rules” for women continue to evolve how do we become our greatest advocates for others and ourselves? How will we take this generation of engaged women to the next level and build a strong voice in the cultivation and growth of our society and workplace?

Join us for a powerful conversation to look back at where we have been and forward to where we must go.  Together we can challenge and explore the new “rules” to ensure every women has a voice in change.

This is a free discussion designed to create a safe space where diverse female voices can share their experience and perspective on women’s leadership challenges in the entrepreneurial community.

Program Agenda
Doors       7:30 AM (Networking &  light breakfast)
Program  8:00 – 9:00 AM
Q&A         9:00 – 9:30 AM

Jamie Millard is executive director of Pollen, a community of 10,000+ civic-connectors across Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Jamie has been identified as a “2015 40 Under 40” by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, as a “100 People to Know in 2015” by the Twin Cities Business Magazine. Nationally, Jamie was recognized in the Huffington Post as one of four millennial leaders, “doing important work to move us toward a more just and equitable society.” In addition to her dream job, Jamie serves on a Greater MSP task force to address the retention and attraction of emerging talent in our region.


Lisa Lavin is co-founder and CEO of Anser Innovation located in Minneapolis, MN. Lisa has over 20 years of experience building new business from the ground up within the healthcare and high tech sectors. Lisa is a Minnesota Cup Division winner, Eureka Award winner for Innovation, was recognized by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal as one of 25 Woman to Watch and Minnesota Business’ Real Power 50.


Sarah Clyne is currently the Executive Director for Domestic Abuse Project (DAP). Prior to DAP, she was the Executive Director for Joyce Preschool, which won the Nonprofit Excellence award in 2013. Sarah is passionate about education, social justice, ending gender-based violence, and building cross-sector relationships to dismantle the disparities our communities are facing.


Irene Fernando, a University of Minnesota graduate, is a candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. The co-founder of a youth leadership non-profit headquartered in Minneapolis, Irene is also a Bush Foundation Fellow and has taught social entrepreneurship at St. Mary’s University. Currently, she works within a newer division at Thrivent leading around organizational design, culture, and talent.



(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 9:30 am CST


JJ Hill Center

80 W 4th St, St Paul, MN 55102


Patrons with accessibility needs please access our ground floor elevator entrance via Kellogg Ave at the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell on the right hand side of door and a Hill staff member will assist you. If you have questions or concerns please call 651.265.5500. We look forward to having you visit.

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