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    Friday, March 18, 2022

    7:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Radisson Blu - Mall of America

    2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington

    Join us for the 11th annual WomEn’s Leadership Forum, where this year’s theme is Charting Your Course. The WomEn’s Leadership Forum was created for women to hone their leadership skills. This event will engage, educate, and empower professionals of all levels. The conference features female speakers and panelists, who share their stories, advice, and help to empower their peers.


    INTRODUCING THE SPEAKERS

    Keynote Interview
    ´╗┐Courtney Godfrey
    Courtney Godfrey is a local TV reporter in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While her job is fun and fulfilling, Courtney’s biggest accomplishments stem from her advocacy and charitable work. After suffering a life altering injury in 2017, Godfrey has used her platform as a local TV reporter to spread a message of hope and perseverance. In 2021, she took a huge leap of faith by pursuing a career in competitive snowboarding – landing her on the world stage. Her story of resilience will have you both laughing and crying, all while challenging you to shift your perspective.
    Power Forum


    As part of the DCR Chamber Charitable Foundation’s initiatives, scholarships will be presented to excelling young women looking to chart their own professional course.


    Check out the Marketplace where many vendors and businesses display tasty treats, apparel, accessories, services, beauty products, travel options, and more! 

    You can be an exhibitor in the Vendor Marketplace! Please click HERE to download an application. Applications must be received by February 18, 2022.


    And don’t forget the Wine & Spirits Pull, where you can take home a bottle to enjoy later. This is a popular portion of the event to see what cork number you pick that corresponds to the wine and spirits on display.


    Emcee & Moderator - Roshini Rajkumar

    The DCR Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the return of Roshini Rajkumar as our emcee and moderator for the 11th Annual WomEn's Leadership Forum.

    Roshini is a C-suite strategist and crisis coach, media analyst, multimedia content creator, and professional speaker.

    A licensed attorney and former TV reporter, Roshini is called upon by media across the US for commentary about crisis management, political strategy, leadership, and PR blunders. She has conducted thousands of interviews during 25 years in broadcasting. Roshini is a legal analyst for Court TV; a political analyst for WJR Detroit and KNUS Denver; and a crisis analyst for Minnesota Live on KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. From 2012-2021, she hosted REAL Talk with Roshini Sundays on WCCO Radio.

    Her book, Communicate That!, is in its third edition.

    This signature event raises funds for the DCR Chamber's Charitable Foundation, supporting our community initiatives, scholarship program, and non-profit partners.


    Tentative Schedule of Events*

    7:30 AM            Registration/Marketplace

    8:00 AM            Opening Remarks

          Breakfast

           Annual Awards Presentation

           Foundation Scholarship Presentation  

    9:15 AM            Marketplace

    9:45 AM            Power Forum 

    11:00 AM          Marketplace

    11:30 AM          Keynote Interview

    12:30 PM          Marketplace

    1:00 PM            Event Concludes

    *subject to change

    Check out all the great pictures from the 10th Annual event HERE.  

     

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    Specialty Sponsors

  • Registration for the 2022 WomEn's Leadership Forum is now open!

  • Learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities HERE.

  • Contact Laura Roehl for sponsorship information.

  • Reserve your table in the Vendor Marketplace HERE.

  • NOW CLOSED: Nominations for the 2022 WomEn's Leadership Forum Scholarships are now open!

    Young women in Dakota County, pursuing futures in high-demand careers that require certification or licensure are encouraged to apply. Please see the application for additional details. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 26.

     

  • Women's Leadership Forum Awards

    The awards recognize high professional performance standards and contributions of women in Dakota County.

    Women to Watch Award

    Champion of Women Award

    Gamechanger Award

    Please submit your nomination by 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 24, 2022.