Professional women from across the Twin Cities are coming together for our women's networking luncheon. We'll be discussing millennials, generational leadership, how the transfer of wealth impacts our economy, and more! Join us Monday, April 17, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, near the Mall of America for an afternoon of powerful networking.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota
3200 E 81st St, Bloomington, MN 55425
Make the most of your lunch hour at Encourage Her Network.
Join us and surround yourself with the Twin Cities' most encouraging women who are founders, creators, connectors, and women who mean business. Smart women stay connected!
Get to know our emcee!
Robin Kocina, Owner and COO, Media Relations Agency
Robin Kocina is a proven marketing industry leader who has been instrumental in growing Media Relations Agency from its inception in 1987 to its current status as a successful integrated marketing agency with international clientele and multi-million dollar revenues. Media Relations Agency includes Media Relations, a top performance-based PR agency, and the award-winning Checkerboard Strategic Web Development.
Get to know our panel of female millennial business leaders!
Panelist: April Davis, founder and CEO of LUMA ~ Luxury Matchmaking
April Davis turned her passion into a lucrative business. Born in a small town, April had dreams of moving to the city and working her way up a Fortune 500 company. After achieving what she thought to be her dream, she felt unsatisfied. She decided to leave finance, Six Sigma and process improvement consulting to pursue a passion she had practiced for years among her friends : matchmaking.
Her work ethic mixed with her skills of intuition and understanding people helped blossom her company. She understood the ins and outs of love. Not just the butterflies and hearts type of love ~ the real, long-lasting, take home to Mama, marriage material type of love. After all, she's married to a divorce attorney, which gives her a unique insight to know what's going to last. April founded her company in 2010 with no financial backing. Through extensive networking, hiring the right employees, and being innovative in regards to how she set her business apart from the competitors, her dream of help thousands of people find love came true. Now in its sixth year, LUMA Luxury Matchmaking has increased both its revenue and size, reaching over 25 cities across 17 states. April continues to find ways to innovate and bring her company to the next level. When it involves love, the sky's the limit.
Panelist, Angel Adams, Co founder of Pediatric Innovations
Angel Adams is the CEO and Co-founder of Catchwind Pediatric Innovations, a for-profit organization that helps bring pediatric technology to market more cost and time effectively. She's committed to raising awareness of the unmet needs within pediatric healthcare in political channels, having drafted three pediatric device bills to incentivize pediatric device development. She also serves as an advisor to multiple start-ups within the med-tech industry and as a board member to two non-profit organizations. Angel graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Business and Marketing degree.
Panelist: Amy Quale, co-founder and chief publishing officer of Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Amy Quale is the co-founder and chief publishing officer of Wise Ink Creative Publishing. Amy's passion for helping people launch their messages into the world led her to start Wise Ink in 2012. Wise Ink is an independent publisher that arms authors with totally custom books, marketing plans, and distribution services as well as educational tools to help authors publish books that matter. Amy has a master's degree in English. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, reading, and spending time with her family.
Panelist: Sarah Nichols, founder and president of RSVTea, Inc.
RSVTea is a beverage company brewing fizzy, energy teas. Sarah created RSVTea because she wanted a healthier option than energy drinks and something better than boring, flat iced tea. After incubating company concepts in the Mac Startups 2016 Program, RSVTea was one of six businesses selected for the competitive gBETA Accelerator Program. This is Sarah's first startup venture, and she's on a mission to "revive the power of celebration" with fizzy vibes. RSVTea, everyone's invited!
Wishes & More® enhances the life of a child fighting a terminal or life-threatening condition by providing extraordinary experiences including wishes, scholarships, memorials and more.
OUR COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT IS FEATURING WISHES & MORE.
Wishes & More granted their first wish in March of 2015. Since then, over 850 wishes, scholarships and memorials have been granted to children in Minnesota and it's surrounding states. The organization established to complete the spirit of wish granting and support for children and families by filling critical gaps in service provision in our community.
Wishes & More not only grants heart felt wishes to children with terminal and life threatening conditions, they also provide them with a $1,000 scholarship of Hope. They have a memorial program that provides monetary gifts to the parents of the child who does not survive to experience the joy of a wish.
The goal is to honor the first choice wish of every eligible family that applies. We've joined forces with Wishes & More this month to help raise awareness of the organization so that one day every child facing these circumstances is able to achieve a life's dream.
Make your personal and professional development a priority.
We bring quality women together for great networking that always supports a good cause. Our community attracts a diverse group of women of all ages and backgrounds. We have fun getting to know each other and finding ways to support and encourage one another. You're sure to find the courage to connect at Encourage Her Network!
$30 members, $50 guests
Encourage Her Network
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