Women’s Leadership Forum to highlight leadership and inclusivity in the Minnesota National Guard

September 5, 2019 (RICHFIELD, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard will host its 5th annual Women’s Leadership Forum Saturday, September 7, at the Best Buy Corporate Headquarters in Richfield. The goal of the event is to empower female leaders within the organization, as well as to provide education to all Guardsmen who lead and mentor female soldiers and airmen.

“The Women’s Leadership Forum is held to promote an inclusive culture to encourage career and life success for soldiers and airmen in the Minnesota National Guard,” said Capt. Chloee Carlson, the event organizer. “This year’s theme, ‘Breaking the Mold,’ will empower women in our organization to network, mentor and lead each other into positions of greater responsibility.”

The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with remarks from Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen and a keynote address by Corie Barry, CEO of Minnesota-based Best Buy Inc. Breakout sessions throughout the day will focus on career development, communication, retention and critical thinking.

Currently, women make up nearly 20 percent of the Minnesota National Guard and are able to serve in all positions in the organization.

Media are invited to attend the event in the morning and should call 651-282-4410 to RSVP. For more information, contact the Minnesota National Guard public affairs office at 651-2824410 or mn.ng.web@mail.mil.

About the Minnesota National Guard

Established in 1856 and headquartered in St. Paul, the Minnesota National Guard has more than 13,000 soldiers and airmen who serve in 61 communities across the state. The citizen-soldiers and airmen of the Minnesota National Guard are ‘Always Ready’ to fight the nation’s wars, protect the country, respond to state emergencies and contribute to local communities. For more information about the Minnesota National Guard, visit https://mnngpublicmain.azurewebsites.us