We realize that not everyone is experiencing the effects of COVID-19 the same. In an effort to meet the needs of all our members, we are offering a hybrid live/virtual event to give those not in a high-risk situation, or who are comfortable meeting in person, the chance to connect and network. The in-person event will be limited to 30 people and all COVID-19 requirements will be followed. Masks are required.
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We are all handed challenges, and often times, we aren’t given a clear roadmap on how to get to the other side. Alissa Henriksen was diagnosed with auditory dyslexia at the age of six, and her road was unclear and scary. Hear about where it all started, the prognosis she was given, the fight she went through to get to where she is today, and how the tools and techniques she learned along the way have helped equip her for a pandemic. The fight can seem impossible, but the mindset can make the difference between stepping forward or falling behind.
Alissa grew up in a small farming town in southern Minnesota and comes from hardworking stock. Her dad was a traveling sales rep for the same company for over 32 years and her mom was a teacher. Alissa played volleyball with a junior Olympic team and received a full ride to play at South Dakota State University, where she graduated with a double major in Business Economics and Spanish.
Alissa has devoted her entire career to recruiting. After working for a large recruiting firm out of college, she started her first business in 2008 and never looked back. She started supporting Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies with their recruiting strategies at the age of 24, and has built 15 years of experience working with clients ranging from small start-ups to billion-dollar public corporations. In that time, she has recruited contributor to executive-level roles, rebuilt recruiting and interviewing processes to attract and retain talent, crafted strategies for challenging rural areas, developed proprietary ‘playbooks’ that guide managers through successful hiring, and much more.
Through every engagement, Alissa applies her “Grey” philosophy that each organization is unique and deserves custom-tailored strategy and high-touch service. That approach has earned her a seat at her clients’ leadership table and she is proud to be called their partner.
Alissa is President of the board of the International Dyslexia Association’s Upper Midwest branch and sits on the board of the Minnesota State Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, Alissa was named to Minnesota Business Magazine’s list of “Women Who Lead.” In 2019, she was named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list. Alissa and Grey received TeamWomen’s 2019 “WaveMaker Company Champion” award for making internal women’s advancement a priority through sponsorship and mentoring programs, goal-setting, and hiring initiatives.
Like her husband and partner, Lucas, she adores her family, and loves traveling and spending time with them up north.
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