Looyenga Leadership Center presents: 2024 Women's Leadership Conference

MINOT, N.D. – The Minot State University Looyenga Leadership Centers is pleased to announce the 2024 Women's Leadership Conference and Career Fair, which will be held on April 6 in Swain Hall's third-floor atrium.

“Women’s leadership can be overshadowed at times, so the purpose of this event is to shine a light,” said Lafayette Bade, Looyenga Leadership Center graduate assistant and co-founder of the event. “What better way to finish women’s history month than to bring in some of Minot’s most influential women to inspire and empower students on the Minot State University campus and in the Minot community."

The event, which includes a free lunch, is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Looyenga Leadership Center asks attendants to sign up HERE prior to the event to ensure the appropriate amount of food and seating is available.

Terry Eckmann, an MSU professor of kinesiology; Brenda K. Foster, CEO of First Western Bank & Trust; Jessica Smestad, director of the MSU Honors program; and McKenna Gudmunson, founder of 701 Realty and 701 Healthcare Solutions and part owner of Whisky Nine, are scheduled to speak at the event.

Minot State Director of Alumni Engagement Courtenay Brekhus will serve as the event's emcee.

“We are incredibly lucky to have Brenda, Terry, McKenna, and Jess share their time and talents with Minot State students,” said Brekhus. “These women are positive, powerful leaders and role models in our community, and I’m honored to be part of an event that will empower our students to make the most of their opportunities and become influential leaders.”

Along with the scheduled speakers, the Looyenga Leadership Center is hosting a women’s career fair throughout the day. The Center invites all attendees to be a part of a growing community that inspires and empowers women’s leadership. There will be opportunities to seek information about a variety of career paths and potentially earn jobs from area businesses run by female owns and leaders within the community.

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Published: 03/22/24   

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