Corvus North Women Entrepreneurs Network
Invest in yourself and your business
This quarterly series is for women entrepreneurs and the people who support them. We feature the most interesting leading speakers presenting on issues impacting women business owners. We build in ample time for you to network with and learn from your peers. Held over lunch or happy hour, we meet in unique locations that are easy to find and fun to explore.
Corvus North President Jennifer Halcrow built the network as a way of thanking the remarkable women entrepreneurs who helped her business succeed -- operating at a profit from its inception. Jennifer knew that if she could help more women connect to share ideas and advice, they would experience success, too. The network is designed as a break-even venture to make it affordable for women start-ups to attend.
Meet Our Speakers
Owner, Spruce Flowers and Home
November 14, 2018
Studio 125, Fisk Building
This is a very special "make and take" flower happy hour event you won't want to miss. Amy Backman has built a loyal following with her gorgeous bouquets (and she's the Official Florist of this series!). She's been featured in numerous publications and by Women Venture, as one of their success stories. Amy will share in her insights on building her business over sips and tidbits. Join us for good food, drink, and create a beautiful decoration to take home with you.
The 2019 Series
Founder, Sleep Health Specialists
January 29, 2019
Lindahl Founder's Room, Northrop/University of Minnesota
Sarah Moe, RPSGT began her career in sleep medicine over 12 years ago, and is a Board Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. She founded Sleep Health Specialists in 2015 after realizing the need for widespread sleep education in her community. Sleep Health Specialists provides sleep education to local corporations creating healthier, happier and more productive teams.
June 18, 2019
Megan Dobratz started her business during the height of the great recession. She has built a creative and profitable business venture helping businesses reduce waste, earn cash back, and lower their waste hauling fees. She drew on her project management experience and her love of nature to build a triple bottom line business. Her successes include building a recycling and composting plan for Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota State Fair, and numerous nonprofits.
CEO, Rihm Kenworth
September 10, 2019
Open Eye Figure Theater
Out of only a handful of women owned commercial truck dealers, Kari is the only 100% woman-owned Kenworth dealer in the U.S. Her distinctions are numerous: a National Association of Women Owned Businesses local chapter Pioneer Award in 2014, the Women In Trucking Association’s 2015 Most Influential Woman In Trucking Award; a Minnesota Women Business Owner's Hall of Fame inductee; and both a Regional Finalist and National Finalist Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, among others.
Co-Founder and Visionary, The Social Lights
November 12, 2019
Emily shares her insights on the importance of unplugging and taking time away following her 2018 sabbatical. Learn more about her insights on boosting a brand’s social presence and growing engaged communities.
Emily is an innovator with a passion for building relationships and strategic partnerships. She is an ideas person who can roll up her sleeves and get things done. She loves experimenting with new technologies and taking calculated risks to boost a brand’s social presence and grow engaged communities.