#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Kayla Strand

Today’s real-life Wonder Woman has suffered unimaginable loss, becoming a widow at age 28. But in spite of her grief, Kayla Strand chose to find the beauty in life–and in helping others. She followed her purpose and passion to bravely create a foundation in honor of her late husband, Kyle. The INDY Foundation stands for “I’m not done yet,” which

Do you like to read?

Hello Book Lovers! Did you know February is National I Love to Read Month? Yes, it is apparently a thing–although I think every month should be I love to Read Month. But, you know I’m not one to pass up a celebration…so to honor this month, I thought I’d share a list of what I’ve been reading so far in

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Jackie Scholl Johnson

Today’s real-life Wonder Woman is a servant-leader, improving the lives of many–especially kids–in Central Minnesota communities. She’s silly and strong, passionate and playful, benevolent and brave. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Jackie Scholl Johnson, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. KR: What brings you joy and fulfillment? JJ: People. Whether it

#Real Life Wonder Woman — Meet Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Today’s real-life Wonder Woman is a nine-time award-winning author and chef-entrepreneur. Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is the founder of Amalia, LLC, a nationally certified woman-owned business that helps corporations develop a broader understanding and appreciation of Latin cultural nuances through consulting, bilingual speaking and writing, and healthy gourmet culinary experiences.  She is also the founder and president of Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota, a

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Ann Torry

Brave. Smart. Kind. Innovative. Open-minded. Detail-oriented. These are words I’ve heard used to describe Ann Torry–today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. She works as the VP of Marketing for BirdDogHR in Des Moines, Iowa, and recently won a national award that celebrates women in STEM fields. Ann has over 20 years of experience in B2B marketing and is a terrific example of a woman who

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Hannah Lucas

I first learned about today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman when I saw an article written about how she and her brother created an app to help kids in crisis. The notOK app is essentially a panic button that sends a text to trusted contacts when a user needs support. But it was the story behind the story that made me want to meet

#Real Life Wonder Woman — Meet Jennifer Lamb-Randolph

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is a rockstar. I mean literally a rockstar! The woman can sing. ] In fact, she opened for Kid Rock this summer at Moondance Jam in Walker, Minnesota, as the lead singer for Radio Nation. Like so many real life wonder women, she wears many capes. In her case, some of those include: wife, mother, entrepreneur, speaker, boss

Tame Your Inner Grinch

Did anybody else read or watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas over the holidays? It’s a Dr. Seuss classic! Yes, he’s the cranky green guy who hates the whole holiday season. He doesn’t like presents, singing, or even roast beast. Nobody knows the reason. Some suggest it is because his head wasn’t screwed on just right or that his shoes

Assume Good Intentions and See What Happens in 2019!

The sun glistened down through the conference room windows. To my right sat a local banker, to my left a college admissions director. I was literally surrounded by the cream of the crop of local business women, movers and shakers in the community, including an architect, non-profit directors, higher education professionals, marketing and public relations executives, a variety of business

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Linda Allen

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman inspires me to be a kinder, gentler, more grace-filled person. She has personally impacted my life in so many ways–too numerous to count. She is my former boss and current friend. (How many people can say that about a former boss?!?) In the time I worked under her leadership, she taught me about prioritizing family and faith, listening