Minnesota National Guard to highlight diversity and leadership development at Women’s Leadership Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, Minn.-Nearly 650 soldiers and airmen are scheduled to attend the Minnesota National Guard’s third annual Women’s Leadership Forum at the 3M Corporate Headquarters Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

“The Minnesota National Guard continues to diversify our force and grow strong leaders,” said Brig. Gen. Sandy Best, chief of staff of the Minnesota Air National Guard. “Strong leaders are able to self-manage and channel emotions to produce desired behaviors and results.”

The forum is part of an overall effort to promote an inclusive culture, diversify the organization, grow strong leaders and provide professional leadership development for both women and men. The topics will focus on emotional intelligence, leadership, high performing teams and creating a championship culture.

Pam Borton, former University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach and current executive coach, will provide keynote remarks at the event. Also presenting throughout the day are:

• Linda Schwefel, Managing Partner, Discover Yourself
• CMSgt. Jennifer Reecy, South Dakota Air National Guard
• Jaime Tincher, Chief of Staff for Governor Mark Dayton
• Maureen Bausch, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Chief Executive Officer
• Dr. Katrice Albert, Vice President, Office of Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota Bryn Mawr College
• Rep. Rena Moran, Deputy Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives
• Ginny Morris, CEO Hubbard Radio
• Carley Knox, Minnesota Lynx Vice President of Lynx Business Operations
• Laura Day, Minnesota Twins, Vice President of Business Development
• Carin Anderson, Minnesota Wild Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Retail Management
• Karin Nelsen, Minnesota Vikings Vice President of Legal and Human Resources
• Sianneh Mulbah, Minnesota Timberwolves Vice President of Human Resources

“As leaders we strive to provide professional development for all of our service members to thrive to achieve their full potential and to realize their dreams,” Brig. Gen. Johanna Clyborne, Assistant Adjutant General for the Minnesota Army National Guard.

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For more information on the Minnesota National Guard, visit MinnesotaNationalGuard.ng.mil.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at mn.ng.web@mail.mil or call 651-282-4410.