14th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference

Build your skills, confidence, and network at the 14th annual Women’s Leadership Conference. This year’s theme of “Build Up” will give you a toolkit for strengthening your career and developing yourself.

    Tools and best practices to guide leadership development and help you thrive within your organizations and other aspects of life.

    Cultivating supportive, dynamic and diverse networks, and engaging in important discourse that inspires action to improve our broader community.

  • Urban Growler

    Morning Keynote: Deb Loch and Jill Pavlak

    Jill Pavlak and Deb  Loch, co-founders of Urban Growler, share the story of the first woman-owned microbrewery in Minnesota.

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  • Carla Vernon

    Inside the Boardroom: Carla Vernón

    During this unique forum, Carla Vernón, President of the General Mills Natural and Organic Operation Unit will share how she has applied core business principles with knowledge from other disciplines to build a successful enterprise. Inside the Boardroom will be hosted by Carlson School Board of Overseers member, Beth Kieffer Leonard.

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About the Women's Leadership Conference

Since 2005, the Women's Leadership Conference has inspired women to develop as leaders—as individuals, professionals, and community members. Attendees build connections and select from an array of sessions that suit their personal and professional interests. The conference also features prominent thought leaders as keynote speakers, as well as presenters from across the vibrant Twin Cities business community.