Our Story

Co-founded by Pam Borton and Linda Hopkins, the genesis of TeamWomen started in the spring of 2011. Pam Borton, a seasoned and successful head women’s basketball coach at the University of Minnesota, was invited to be the keynote speaker for the Women in Business Awards Luncheon, which was sponsored by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and honored 50 top women executives.

As Borton delivered her inspiring and emotional speech on the life lessons her student-athletes learned daily, her message resonated loud and clear – women need to support women.

In her impassioned presentation to encourage and support women in reaching their full potential, she emphasized that we need more women in leadership! And women need to help other women become successful.

On the heels of delivering this moving and motivational message – and with the support of many of the women who received awards that day – believers came together and launched TeamWomen.

Our Founders
Katy Burke

Katy
Burke

Briana
Galbraith

Susan
Brauer

Jen
Huber

Kelly
Taylor

Jodi Vannett

Jodi
Vannett

Laura
Bean

Lin
Shurtleff

Olivia Rein

Olivia
Rein

Olivia Rein

Olivia
Rein

Olivia Rein

Olivia
Rein

Our Values

We have a clear sense of purpose, values, and integrity of our organization. We are a team.

We value relationships, community, lifelong learning, mentoring, and an atmosphere of shared
empowerment.

We support all women who work or live in Minnesota, providing opportunities both personally
and professionally.

We believe in leadership development, from entrry-level up to the C-suite.

We give back to the community and inspire others to do the same.

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