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August 6
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Ultra Machining Company
500 Chelsea Road
Monticello, MN 55362 United States
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Empower Leadership Academy | Hosted by UMC

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT - FREE

This academy is open to all girls ages 10-18 in the UMC and greater Twin Cities community (you do not need to be a member of TeamWomen to attend).

Developing leadership, building confidence, and strengthening resilience requires education and practice. Empower Leadership Academy provides a safe and interactive environment to learn, grow, and develop. 

All young girls in the UMC and greater Twin Cities community are encouraged to join us for a journey through the four areas of focus that we use in our proprietary curriculum: confidence, leadership, resilience, and mental wellness.

Former Collegiate Gopher Basketball star,  Kiara Buford recently returned to the University of Minnesota as Director of Alumni Relations. Before 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.


Laura Boyd has over 25 years of experience working with organizations to help them develop sustainable growth and the people within. She has been a leader on executive teams for large companies, emerging companies, and non-profits, and she is also a business owner. She believes Leadership is the ultimate Delta for change, strategy, and growth in an organization, and she is now taking her years of experience helping businesses become high-performance organizations.

Laura has her Master’s in Organizational Leadership and certification in change management. Along with her years of communications and sales success, she is perfectly suited to help any organization assess, strategize, and develop both leaders and teams for growth.

For any questions about the event or other, please fill out a TeamWomen Help Desk Ticket, and someone from our, small-but-mighty, support team will be in touch with you. (Please note that you may need a Google account to fill out or Help Desk Form.)

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.


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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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