The 2017 Series Speakers - Second Season
Thanks to these incredible women for a remarkable second season
Davina and the Vagbonds
February 7, 2017
Dakota Jazz Club
In a very special one-woman event, Davina shared her experience building an internationally-acclaimed jazz and blues band. Joining us from the piano bench on the stage at the Dakota Jazz Club, she talked about the business of music and share a taste of the music that earned her and her band 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine.
Co-Founder and CEO, EnergyPrint
May 10, 2017
Muse Event Center
Since co-founding EnergyPrint in 2008, Priscilla has amassed expert knowledge in the areas of energy data management, software development, and creating dynamic energy partnerships. Her particular passion: educating and equipping those in the building arena — building engineers, mechanical contractors, and real estate professionals — with simplified energy solutions.
Owner and Founder, Nadia Cakes
September 12, 2017
Minneapolis Technical and Community College
Abby is a self taught pastry chef and $10,000 winner of Food Network's hit show Cupcake Wars. She began Nadia Cakes out of her home kitchen in 2007 with no formal culinary training and three small children in diapers. Abby relocated to the Twin Cities in 2011 after she decided she wanted to raise her children in Minnesota. She now has three successful bakeries, one in her home town of Palmdale California, and two Minnesota locations: Maple Grove and Woodbury.
Pam Moret + Alice Richter
Pam Moret and Alice Richter, experienced corporate directors and business leaders
November 14, 2017
American Swedish Institute
Charting a path to paid corporate directorships has never been easy, especially for women. Women make up just 20 percent of the boards of S&P 500 companies and Minnesota lags behind the national average in women board members among public companies.
Pam Moret serves on the boards of Optimum Mutual Funds and Minnetonka Moccasins, in addition to several nonprofit boards. Alice Richter serves on the board of directors and audit committees for two publicly traded companies and one Fraternal Benefit Society: West Marine, Inc., G&K Services, Inc., and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Together, they share insight into gaining a seat at the corporate table.