Keynote: Hennepin County Commissioner Irene Fernando
Mar
8
1:45 PM13:45

Keynote: Hennepin County Commissioner Irene Fernando

From leading a national movement of student volunteerism to managing a multi-billion dollar budget for the county, Irene Fernando has been building coalitions her entire career. Hear how she activates communities with joy, hope, and a little bit of hype. Commissioner Fernando will close out the FeMNist Day Workshops at The Coven.

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Bias-reduced Recruiting, Hiring, and Retention
Mar
8
12:30 PM12:30

Bias-reduced Recruiting, Hiring, and Retention

In this interactive workshop for business owners and those involved in talent acquisition and employee relations, Heather Olson and Nam Provost will discuss ideas and resources for conducting bias-reduced recruiting and hiring as well as inclusive practices for retaining existing and new staff.

We will touch on job descriptions and postings, career fairs, professional events, networking, and how to use social media as a method of recruitment.

Through the lens of inclusion, we will look toward creating a systemically inclusive culture and climate by considering equitable hiring practices, effective onboarding, building supportive teams, training, and developing intentionally inclusive pathways.

Come ready with your questions, stories, and a desire to get started on how to expand, diversify, and retain your talent base well into the 2020s.

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Organizers
Mar
8
12:30 PM12:30

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Organizers

It starts with the idea that even just one person can make a big difference. The idea starts as a seed and with the right vision and support has the potential to blossom into a movement. Entrepreneurs and community organizers have a lot more in common than you may think.

Featuring: Wintana Melekin, Shawntera Hardy, and Mary Anne Quiroz

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Make It Werk - The Coven
Mar
8
11:15 AM11:15

Make It Werk - The Coven

The Coven was a dream realized by four loud, unapologetic, and passionate women from the ad world. Together, The Coven co-founders believed a better world was possible for people often left on the margins. Hear The Coven’s origin story from the OG witches, building space for women and non-binary folks in the Twin Cities and beyond. There will be swears.

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Own The Room with Shawn Judge
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Own The Room with Shawn Judge

In this fast-paced world we live in, where we are inundated with emails, text messages and a never ending to do list, there’s very little time for introspection. So how does the daily grind affect how we present ourselves to the world? How does it affect the impact we have on those around us, and how does it affect our success?

Join Shawn Judge, of The Speaker’s Edge, for an interactive session, where you’ll explore:

  • The questions that will help you understand the sources that influence how you currently present yourself;

  • The eight principles of Presence and;

  • How to prepare for a face-to-face meeting and leave a lasting impression.

Let’s have some fun!


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Pitch It To Me! With Monique Maddox, Beth Meyer, Liz Giel, and Elaine Rasmussen
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Pitch It To Me! With Monique Maddox, Beth Meyer, Liz Giel, and Elaine Rasmussen

Pitching your business to friends, family, potential investors, and customers doesn’t have to be scary. You just have to start practicing. Learn from pitch coaches, investors, brand storytellers, and entrepreneurs on how to put your best foot forward when you’re putting your business baby out there. Moderated by The Coven COO, Erinn Farrell.

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Crowdfunding 101 with iFundwomen
Mar
8
9:15 AM09:15

Crowdfunding 101 with iFundwomen

Women are turning to crowdfunding to help raise startup capital, and we are HERE. FOR. IT. Asking for money can be challenging, but for many early entrepreneurs, a bank loan is not an option. In this workshop, you’ll learn the the ins and outs of using your network, building strong messaging, and running a successful campaign.

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