Spend More Time with Corey Martin and Karla Heeter

If you attended the Forum - you met Corey Martin and Karla Heeter - who were part of our wonderful team of speakers. Well - you now have a chance to spend more time with them as they present a special women's retreat - BRAVE!

You can learn more about the event and register by clicking on the button below. Be sure to take advantage of the early bird pricing by registering by September 8th.


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, Cosmopolitan.com, Elle.com, 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.