Announcing our Closing Keynote Speaker!

Guess who will be our closing speaker for the Forum? Nora McInerny!

Nora McInerny was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1998. It was mostly downhill after that, but she did get to spend three glorious years married to Aaron Joseph Purmort (aka Spider-Man). She wrote a memoir, It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) and hosts the podcast Terrible Thanks for Asking. Her work has appeared on TIME,,, the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Slate, the Star Tribune and Vox. Nora also is the founder of Still Kickin' and co-founded a very real, very cool club for people who lost their significant other, The Hot Young Widows Club.  

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Taking the Lead: Economic Value of Certification

Join us at the James J. Hill Center in association with the WBDC, on Thursday, June 15th from 9AM to 10AM (doors open at 8:30AM / light breakfast served) for a FREE panel discussion with Women Entrepreneurs on the economic value of certification. This important topic will be moderated by local entrepreneur Junita Flowers and will cover up to date and important information on what certification can mean for you and your business. She will be joined by four top notch women in business sharing their experience and journey. A discussion you don’t want to miss!


  • Get the real perspective from women who have taken the steps to certification
  • Hear about their successes and learn from their failures
  • Understand what opportunities and possibilities are available
  • Know your options and next steps
  • Network with other experienced and connected women entrepreneurs


Junita Flowers - Owner, Favorable Treats
Junita is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur and a mom. With more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, she spent her career advocating for families and leading social change initiatives.


The Fifth Trimester Invite

Maddy Persuitti (former BWC Member) of dpHue let us know about a special event they are holding at their place. This event is for both moms-to-be (and future moms-to-be), new mothers, moms already back at work who are trying to find joy in the juggle and managers and leaders who are looking to improve how their companies support new parents. 

You can spend an evening with Lauren Smith Brody, author of Amazon's #1 best-seller for Motherhood and Women & Business, The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby

Lauren has been gracious enough to tailor this evening in whatever direction the attendees desire and as Maddy herself is a mom, mom-to-be again, working mom and believer that there is work to be done to achieve equal rights in the workplace - she is eager to hear the stories and insights from the 700+ interviews that were conducted to write this book.

Monday, May 15th


dpHUE on 50th & France: 4944 France Avenue

RSVP here

Please be sure to RSVP so they can make sure that they have enough space for everyone interested in attending and can communicate with you if there is any change of location! 

Managing Millenials for Dummies

It's here!

I was honored to receive my very own signed copy of the newest BridgeWorks Book - Managing Millenials for Dummies. Written by our very own Hannah L. Ubl, Lisa X. Walden & Debra Arbit (former BWC Member). The book is full of great knowledge, practical tips and insights. It even explores how to streamline communication and collaboration among Boomers, Xers, Millennials, and even the next generation, Gen Edge. Be sure to get your copy today!