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July 19
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
$50 – $70
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West End Conference Center
1600 Utica Ave S, Suite 100
St Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
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Empower Leadership Academy For Women

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT - $50 – $70

TeamWomen is hosting a Special Half Day Empower Leadership Academy for professional women!

TeamWomen members and friends will get to experience the work we’re doing with kids in the community alongside Coaches Kiara Buford, Peyton Owens, and Julieta Piox. From cultivating leadership to mastering your mindset, the day will be grounded in Empower’s four pillars: Leadership, Confidence, Resilience, and Well-being. Discover the power of this proprietary curriculum that inspires, develops, and empowers the next generation of female leaders!

Former Collegiate Gopher Basketball star,  Kiara Buford recently returned to the University of Minnesota as Director of Alumni Relations. Prior to this, she was a Behavior Interventionist at Roseville High School for nine years, helping students seek success in their high school experience by building relationships, setting goals, and developing a positive community.  In addition to her full-time career, she dedicates time as an Empower Leadership Academy and ON Point Elite Leadership Coach.


Julieta Piox has empowered people to succeed for over 20 years. She is a leadership development professional with a solid background in marketing and communications and change management. As a Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, Julieta offers workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding personal and professional growth through the study and practical application of proven leadership methods.
As the CEO of Julieta Piox Consulting, Julieta provides leadership coaching and development to individuals and teams in both English and Spanish. She delivers inspirational and dynamic keynote presentations and workshops on topics related to leadership, change management, and personal power, to different audiences and organizations.
Julieta is the founder of the Latina Youth Leadership Academy (LYLA), a non-profit leadership organization focused on developing young Latino leaders so they can thrive in their future and their communities. She is a corporate facilitator for Beyond Success, a program that offers a highly accessible pathway to personal development and allows people’s lives to be improved as they apply leadership values and principles.
Through her podcast, My Best Life Now, Julieta helps women live the life they were created for by finding their purpose, increasing their self-confidence, and learning how to utilize their personal power. The podcast is intended to share simple tips, tools, and resources that can be used right away. In 2023, Julieta was featured in Voyage Minnesota Magazine as part of their local stories on women leaders in the community.
Julieta received her MBA from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a Leadership Certificate from UCLA. She is married and has 2 daughters.

Laura Adrian is a Retreat Facilitator, Speaker, and Writer who is a catalyst for transformative experiences that connect thousands globally to overcome obstacles and consciously create their lives.

As the Founder of Whole Life Elevation, Laura is recognized as a respected leader in the realm of empowerment through nature engagement. Laura’s journey has been shaped by her extensive training as a certified mindfulness meditation teacher from the University of California Berkeley.

As a former chemist and environmental scientist at 3M, Laura blends nuggets of science into her inspiring experiences. In her signature 5-day wilderness immersions, she guides participants to set down the burdens of modern life, allowing them to embrace the simple beauty of nature.

Being neurodivergent herself, Laura brings a unique perspective to the healing benefits of nature, especially for those who feel like outsiders.

With Laura Adrian as your guide, prepare to embark on an eye-opening journey of self-discovery!


Questions? For any questions about the event or others, please fill out a TeamWomen Help Desk Ticket and someone from our small-but-mighty support team will be in touch with you.

Late Policy: Please be advised that in the event of a full capacity, your seat may be subject to forfeiture if you arrive more than 15 minutes late. Sold-out events often have waitlists with eager attendees ready to be seated promptly.

By attending the event, you acknowledge and accept this policy regarding late arrivals and seating forfeiture. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in making our events enjoyable for everyone involved.

Refund Policy: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date. Please contact us here.

Refund Policy: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date, except for our flagship events (Leadership Conference, WaveMaker Awards, and Empower Gala). For the flagship events, please see the event page for refund dates. 

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