Monday, April 1, 2013

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] March 2013

[#mnrising Dispatch] March 2013

Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, "Spring is the time of plans and projects." As the increased daylight affords us all renewed energy and hope, we invite you to join in us a variety of exciting upcoming events and endeavors! Consider dropping in for our Spring Forward! Happy Hour this week, joining with other local women leaders as we discuss Sheryl Sandberg's highly-anticipated Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead later this month, or exploring how we can leverage failure for the benefit of our communities in the Minnesota Rising Fail Lab: Failing Into the Future slated for Saturday, May 4. We look forward to seeing more of you and your plans in the longer days ahead! 

Minnesota Rising Spring Forward! Happy Hour
Drop in for a casual happy hour and social suds (BYOB) with the Minnesota Rising network to get the 411 on the latest happenings, celebrate springtime, and hang out with the cool kids!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Private home at Elliott Avenue South and East 22nd, South Minneapolis
Email minnesotarising[at] for the address!
Lean In Book Cover

Lean in: A conversation with local leading ladies

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Minneapolis, Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT), and Minnesota Rising

Join former Minnesota State Representative, Kate Knuth, and other invited panelists to discuss Sheryl Sandberg's highly-anticipated new book, 
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which examines women's progress in achieving leadership roles and offers solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. 

Part panel and part modified-book club, the conversation will explore the personal and political implications of women's leadership today. Whether you've read the book or not, you're welcome to sit at the table and share your individual perspective on this urgent and universal question!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Wilde Roast Cafe, Minneapolis
$10 Admission
Space limited to 40 attendees
*Online registration available April 5; email minnesotarising[at] to get on the notification list!
Fibonacci Blue on Flickr

Appropriate away: It's state budget time

Lindsay Bacher, YNPN-TC Blog Editor (March 2013 edition of The Bridge)

Every biennium, our elected officials go through the super fun, uncomplicated process of determining Minnesota's budget. It starts with the governor's recommendations, and then the legislature forms its own budget to levy taxes and appropriate money to state entities and organizations doing the important work of making Minnesota a great place to live. Although anything and everything's up in the air until the budget passes before the end of the session in May, here's the quick and dirty to impress your policy-minded friends and colleagues.  [Read more.]
Cascading Conversations learnings

Building the mental rolodex with cascading conversations!

Heidi Smith, Minnesota Rising Blogger

I wanted to take a minute to reflect on my experience participating in Minnesota Rising's Cascading Conversations Tour, so far. The Cascading Conversations Tour was designed to help build trust between two people through one-on-one conversations. I have been fortunate enough to have Cascading Conversations with all kinds of people - friends, colleagues, complete strangers, acquaintances, etc., and needless to say: no two conversations are the same. Using the Minnesota Rising Blueprint as my guide, each conversation starts out the same, but that is where the similarities end. [Read more.]

Seeking community leaders for GAPSA lunch!

Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA), Minnesota Rising Network Partner

Minnesota Rising has received an invitation from the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) at the University of Minnesota to lunch with their current members and connect them to the community. We're looking for 5-10 people in the Minnesota Rising network to participate by speaking with students over the lunch hour and sharing a bit about their background and current community engagement efforts!

Monday, April 22, 2013
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Please RSVP to minnesotarising[at] by 5pm on Friday, April 12 with your name, email, and short bio (for use in matching relevant students to your table).

GAPSA is hosting the second day in a series of Advocacy Workshop Seminars for graduate, professional, and undergraduate students. These workshops aim to arm students with basic tools to advocate for social issues that concern them, either for personal reasons, or on behalf of their research or the university.

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed network partners and collaborators!

Accepting Applications: Tri-College University NEW Leadership Development Institute
5-day intensive women's leadership training
Monday, April 1, 2013 Deadline
June 5 - 9, 2013
Minnesota State University Moorhead

Ringside with LEAD
Supporting Women's Advocates in the fight against domestic violence
Friday, April 12, 2013
8:00pm - 12:00am
Uppercut Gym Minneapolis
1324 Quincy Street NE, Minneapolis

Accepting Applications: Tempo 2013-2014 Board and Committee Members
Tempo, membership program of Minnesota Opera for both new and seasoned opera-goers ages 21-39
Application deadline extended to: April 19, 2013

Generation Now Leadership Visit
Citizens League Emerging Leaders
Wednesday, August 7 - Friday, August 9, 2013
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
70 spots available on first-come, first-serve basis
Registration deadline: Monday, July 1, 2013

Words from the World Wide Web

March 2013 Edition

The double lives of leading Twin Cities executives | March 7, 2013 | Twin Cities Business
When it comes to Minnesota's business leaders, looks can be deceiving. Twin Cities Business highlights 10 executives who trade in their day job business suits for the hair metal band wig, police uniform, or riding chaps that are essential to their double lives. 

Stop worrying that your twentysomething is lost| November 15, 2007 |
Published in 2007, Penelope Trunk offers nevertheless relevant advice to parents, aunts and uncles who write her for advice about the twentysomething in their life who is an incorrigible underachiever. She urges that the workplace has evolved; there are new rules and a different definition of success.


Making Our #MNRising Mark!

Don't forget to tag your upcoming emerging leader events, thoughts, musings, and more, #mnrising, on Twitter and Facebook. Let's aggregate and organize ourselves for increased interaction and potential for collaboration! 
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