2022 Leadership Conference

May 4, 2022
 8:30 AM CST
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis


Commit to being energized by this powerful event!

Join TeamWomen for a day of inspiring, hopeful stories from powerful women who come from a variety of professions, backgrounds, educations, and experiences. The day includes interactive and empowering speakers who will share their authentic leadership journey in both entrepreneurial and corporate settings. Don’t miss this hybrid in-person and virtual event that’s filled with energy and passion.

Virtual attendees will enjoy the same great content, but also receive a swag box filled with goodies from TeamWomen and our sponsors, a gift card to lunch, and time to network in breakout rooms with peers.

Note: The first 100 people who purchase a virtual ticket will receive a swag box.

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Registration | Exhibits Open
Welcome | Announcements

Miss Shannan Paul | Emcee
Rachel Polson | TeamWomen Board Chair
Katy Burke | TeamWomen Executive Director
Theresa Olberding | Presenting Sponsor, UBS | Director, Branch Manager


Courtney Godfrey | KMSP Reporter, Amputee, Snowboard Competitor, New Mom

From Broken To Beautiful

9:45 Interview: Miss Shannan Paul Talks To Juanesta “Winnie” Holmes | Television Director/DGA
CBS, Netflix & AppleDirecting Your Own Life Story
10:30 Break

Heather Crist | Managing Director – Wealth Management USA, UBS Financial Service, Inc.

Choosing Passion Over Paycheck

11:35 Mentor Program Testimony
Leader of the Year Award
Allison O’Toole |
CEO, Second Harvest Heartland
11:45 Lunch In Exhibit Hall
12:45 Heads Or Tails Game
1:00 Empower Testimonial

Kelli Williams | Founder, Williams Brand Consulting, Co-Founder 40 Acres Investments

How To Make Your Personal Brand Standout In An Era Of Communication Overload


Shasta Nelson | Speaker, Author, Friendship Expert

Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness”

2:40 WaveMaker Awards Event Announcement
2:45 Program Close

Jearlyn Steele | Vocalist, Broadcaster 

Jearlyn Sings Us into Happy Hour! 

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According to her team, Allison O’Toole is likely to introduce herself as “the very proud CEO of Second Harvest Heartland” as they’ve stepped up to address the largest uptick in hunger seen in decades during the COVID hunger surge. 

They’ve had a 60% increase in visitors since the pandemic began and continued to meet the needs of hungry families. 

Allison was nominated by her team for her leadership in representing Minnesota nationally in the media as a go-to source for how to combat food and security, as well as for her innovation and leadership in the fight against hunger.

Miss Shannan Paul | Emcee
Comedian, Speaker, Voice-Over Artist, Auctioneer & Social Instigator
Juanesta "Winnie" Carlota Holmes
Television Director/DGA

CBS, Netflix & Apple
“Directing Your Own Story”

Kelli Williams
Founder, Williams Brand Consulting
Co-Founder, 40 Acres Investments

“How To Make Your Personal Brand Stand Out In An Era of Communication Overload”

Courtney Godfrey
KMSP Reporter, Amputee, Competitive Snowboarder & New Mom

“From Broken To Beautiful”

Heather Crist
Managing Director - Wealth Management USA, UBS Financial Service Inc.

“Choosing Passion Over Paycheck”

Shasta Nelson
Friendship Expert, Speaker, Author "The Business of Friendship"

“Frientimacy: How To Deepen Friendships For Lifelong Health and Happiness”

Jearlyn Steele
Singer/Speaker/TV Entertainment Reporter/Radio Talk Show Host

Singing Us Into Happy Hour

Maari Cedar James

Chowgirls Killer Catering

Speaker Panel

Jean Kane
Former CEO

Colliers International-Minneapolis/St. Paul

Speaker Panel

Cecilia Stanton Adams

The Diversity Institute

“Forecasting the Future of Diversity”

Jasmine Brett Stringer
Chief Seizer

Carpe Diem with Jasmine

“Seize Your Life”

Megan Tamte
Co-Founder & Co-CEO


Speaker Panel

Hannah Ubl

Good Company Consulting

“How to Create a Workplace
That Doesn’t Suck”

Join Certified Health & Fitness Coach Chris Freytag For A Bootcamp!

Come join fitness expert and TV personality Chris Freytag for an amazing Boot Camp live at a beautiful Lake Minnetonka Estate on the shores of Wayzata Bay or Virtual from your own home. Challenge yourself to work hard during fun drills incorporating both strength and cardio. Don’t be afraid if you’re not in shape, modifications will be given.

Guaranteed fun will be had by all. All levels welcome.

  • Bring your own mat.
  • 45 Minutes.
  • (Rain date, September 13 at 9AM).

$50.00 Proceeds generously donated to TeamWomen.

  • Bring your own mat.
  • 45 Minutes.
  • (Rain date, September 13 at 9AM).

$50.00 Proceeds generously donated to TeamWomen.

Do you love an opportunity to meet exceptional women, perhaps while drinking delicious wine?

If so, then snatch your tickets today to the TeamWomen’s Sip & Socialize Event on Wednesday, October 28, from 6-7:30pm–a charity event that will support the mission work of TeamWomen & Empower Leadership Academy. It’ll be a delightful way to spend Wine Wednesday with some wonderful women!

Join Carin and Sarah of Pairs Well With…, a sister-owned, wine-centric business based out of the Twin Cities. For the past five years, they have been passionately pursuing wine’s connection to food, travel and culture. Their focus is on wine education, wine travel guides and wine events.

They’ll be guiding you through a virtual wine tasting experience where you’ll sample three wines, including a bottle or two produced by some stellar female winemakers. Details regarding how to shop for the wines will be provided closer to the event date.

We look forward to sipping and socializing with you!

  • Details regarding how to shop for the wines will be provided closer to the event date.
$35.00 Proceeds generously donated to TeamWomen.

$50.00 Proceeds generously donated to TeamWomen.

Learn to cook and enjoy a plant-centered menu!
Join Marianne as she demonstrates how to center your meals around vegetables – with meat as the condiment -using lots of fun and interesting flavors.

Marianne is a culinary nutrition educator, recipe developer and chef with over twenty-five years of restaurant and catering experience. She is certified in Food Management/Safety and in Culinary Nutrigenomics and through the cook’s cure, she shares her passion for healthy, nutrient-dense foods with her cooking and coaching clients.

Come cook with TeamWomen!

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Sapphire Sponsor


Sapphire Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor

Special Offer: Get a $25 discount on a new or renewing membership.

Go here and use promo code: LC2022
Come back here to register as a member. 
See you in May!

Member Tickets

Before March 1, 2022

Early Bird Member Ticket                 $170

Early Bird Member Table (10)          $1,655

After March 1, 2022

Member Ticket                                  $200

Member Table (10)                           $1,955

Non-Member Tickets

Before March 1, 2022

Early Bird Non-Member Ticket             $205

Early Bird Non-Member Table (10)      $2,005

After March 1, 2022

Non-Member Ticket                              $235

Non-Member Table (10)                       $2,305

Refund Policy

Tickets may be transferred or refunded until April 5, 2022. Cancellations after April 5 are not eligible for refund or ticket transfer.

TeamWomen COVID-19 Protocols

With regard to all upcoming events, please be advised that TeamWomen is following MN State and CDC guidelines: *

  1. We will allow the maximum number of attendees per venue and social distancing will not be required.**
  2. We will not require attendees to wear masks/face coverings. However, as MN and CDC guidelines state, we strongly recommend that anyone not fully vaccinated continue to wear face coverings.**


* Please refer to the links below for more information.

  1. https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html
  2. https://staysafe.mn.gov/
  3. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html


** Note: Protocols are subject to change based on individual venue policies, as well as any State/CDC updates.