2023 Women's Leadership Summit
Join us for a first-of-its-kind women in business event on the Iron Range! Bring your coworkers to join in for lunch, speakers, networking, and entertainment.
REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 31, 2023 AND CLOSES APRIL 30, 2023
Registration begins at 11 a.m.
Welcome message: Teresa Appelwick, President/CEO @ Laurentian Chamber of Commerce
Keynote speaker: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D., CMPC, PCC [Read more below]
Beyond Grit: Embracing Passion and Purpose to Gain the High-Performance Edge
Breakout sessions (choose your topic during registration)
Dr. Wendy Reed, Dean @ Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota - Duluth
Negotiating for Your Success: Strategies for Women in the Workplace
Gain practical advice on how to build workplace confidence. Learn key negotiation strategies and tactics, and leave feeling empowered and equipped to negotiate for what you deserve.
Beth Peterson, Senior State Director @ Vote Run Lead - Minnesota
Understanding Your Why: How to Create Your Worth Professionally and Personally
Explore the importance of understanding your personal and professional values and how they relate to your career path. Learn how to identify and articulate your unique strengths and values and how to leverage them to create meaningful and fulfilling work.
Terri Nystrom, MA, MBA, SHRM-SCP
Navigating Workplace Communication: Tips for Effectively Communicating with Different Personalities
Explore the challenges of workplace communication and get practical tips for effectively communicating with different personality types. Learn how to adapt your communication style to individuals people and situations and build productive workplace relationships.
Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D.,CMPC, PCC
Top Practices of Female Game Changers
Dive deeper into the top 10 practices of high-performers. This is a continuation of the keynote.
Panel speakers: Panel discussion and a short Q&A from the audience.
To wrap up our evening, we will have a social hour with appetizers and cash bar followed by comedian Elise Cole.
Our new women's leadership summit takes the place of the former Laurentian Chamber Ladies' Night Out event. This is a space for professional and personal development to advance the greater economic good of the Laurentian Chamber communities. We are able to bring this high-value opportunity close to home thanks to our high-value partners:
Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D., CMPC, PCC:
Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D., CMPC, PCC, is an award-winning keynote speaker and executive coach for leaders, professional athletes, and championship teams around the nation. She is the current president of the National Speakers Association-Minnesota Chapter.
Her clients range from Verizon Wireless, Target, Mayo Clinic Health System to the Minnesota Vikings. She has provided mental training for the Minnesota Vikings for four years working one-on-one with the player to help them train their mind. She's also worked with the United States Olympic Track and Field team while they were in Tokyo working with the athletes one-on-one.
Cindra is the author of the Amazon bestseller, Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performing Edge and the corresponding workbook. Her work has appeared in New York Times, ESPN the Magazine, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and Runner’s World Magazine.
Dr. Wendy Reed, Ph.D
Dr. Wendy Reed is Dean of the Swenson College of Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). Reed came to UMD from North Dakota State University, where she served as associate dean in the College of Science and
Mathematics, and professor and department head in the Department of Biological Sciences. She received her B.A. in Biology from Kalamazoo College in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Iowa State University in 2000. As Dean, she is focused on creating equitable, just and inclusive opportunities for faculty, staff and students in the college and efforts aimed at improving student success and achievement.
Elise Cole, Comedian
Elise Cole is a Minnesota-based comedian and 2018-2019 co-producer of the People Of Comedy showcase in Minneapolis. She draws her humor from being a wife, mother, waitress, grad student, and published writer who is embracing the challenges of day-to-day life.
Date and Time
Thursday May 11, 2023
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM CDT
May 11, 2023
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tentatively Minnesota North College - Mesabi Range - Virginia
Early-bird registration closes April 20th
$100 - Members
$125 - General Pricing
After April 20th:
$125 - Members
$150 - General Pricing