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Thursday, October 10 • 9:00am - 11:00am
5 Female Founders of Color Panel + Popup Think Tank

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Hear tips + advice from 5 female founders of color who have experienced the ups + downs of startup life from 9 am - 10 am. Then break up into small groups from 10 am - 11 am for a mini popup think tank workshop focused on helping to move your own startup forward!

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Ann Kirby McGill

Chief of Think and Do, Concord Strategies
Ann Kirby McGill is Chief of Think and Do at Concord Strategies. She is a trusted thought-partner who brings executive judgment and execution capacity. In both strategic and operational roles, she has advanced mission-critical goals inside and outside some of Minnesota’s finest public and nonprofit organizations. She has been a Popup Think Tank f... Read More →

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Junita Flowers

Founder, Junita's Jar
Junita Flowers, known as the Hope-Muncher-in-Chief, a title coined to represent an online movement of hope-filled messages inspiring women to live their best lives, is an entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. With more than two decades of experience working with nonprofit organizations... Read More →
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Michelle Maryns

Founder & CEO, We Sparkle
Michelle Tran Maryns is the Sparkler-in-Chief at We Sparkle, an AI-powered software-as-a-service (SaaS) social enterprise dedicated to helping small businesses (especially those owned by women of color) save time, increase sales, and invest in community. We Sparkle won the 2019 MN... Read More →
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Shawntan Howell

Founder and CEO, Girls Are Powerful Organization
To encounter Shawntan is to encounter a paradigm shift in the way you view yourself, and the way you view the world. A visionary and conscientious thought leader, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator and mentor, Shawntan Howell is firmly committed to developing others. After... Read More →
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Desireé Wells

As a collaborative creative director and graphic designer based in the Twin Cities, Desireé L. Wells is the founder and lead creative behind the DASH Collective. The DASH Collective specializes in building and elevating meaningful brands through strategy-based consulting and direction... Read More →
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Melissa Taylor

Founder, The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis

Thursday October 10, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am CDT