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.

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. Linda Hopkins, an attorney with Accenture LLP, had the same vision for an organization focused on women’s growth and support. When she heard Pam’s message, she knew she had met the right individual to co-develop this goal. 

Hopkins and Borton met and planned how to establish this organization. Many of the women who received awards that day came together and launched TeamWomen.

Our Founders

Jan Ballman

 

Principal
Paradigm | Veritext

Pam Borton

Pam Borton

 

CEO & Founder
ON Point Next Level Leadership

Colleen Connors

 

Executive Director, HR
Aetna

Joy Frestedt

 

President & CEO
Frestedt Incorporated

Tammie Follett

 

Executive Director
Literacy Matters Foundation

Linda Hopkins

  

Partner Attorney
Retired

Andrea Kopfmann

 

Director of Partnership
GiveMN

Beverly Mestelle

 

HR Connection
Group Facilitator

Deborah Olson

 

Former Owner
Nelson Laboratories

Rachel Polson

Rachel Polson

 

CPA, Partner
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Diana Vance-Bryan

 

Retired

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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