The 2019 Series Speakers - Fourth Season
Thanks to these incredible women for a remarkable fourth season
Founder, Sleep Health Specialists
January 29, 2018
Lindahl Founders Room, Northrop/U of M
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.
Founder, Native Sustainability
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.
President and Dealer Principal, Rihm Kenworth
September 10, 2019
Open Eye Figure Theatre
Kari Rihm, a corporate communications professional, wife, mother, and active community volunteer, became owner of her family's third-generation truck dealership, Rihm Kenworth, following her husband's death shortly after he was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in 2010. Retaining the franchise required a rapid learning curve, approval from Kenworth Truck Company, and the support of the strong management team already in place. She has expanded by acquiring a commercial truck leasing company with 15 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. Out of only a handful of women owned commercial truck dealers, Kari is the only 100% woman-owned Kenworth dealer in the U.S.
Co-Founder and Visionary, The Social Lights
November 12, 2019
She’s an innovator with a passion for people, and she always finds a way to make an impact. With the big picture in mind, Emily keeps a pulse on what’s new in the industry and never fails to find creative ways to get the job done. A graduate of the University of St. Thomas, Emily holds degrees in Business Communication, Entrepreneurship, and Family Business. In 2018, she was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Heartland Program.