Women Grown Companies

Monthly Luncheon

Event Details


December 18, 2018 11:30 AM - 1 PM CST

$35 - $75
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Join us in December for our monthly luncheon featuring women grown companies.

Lunch & talk is set at Windows on Minnesota, on the 50th Floor of the IDS Center with panoramic views of downtown Minneapolis.  

Come at 11:30 to enjoy social time, the speaker begins at noon. 

Your ticket includes the talk, lunch, and social time.

Member price $35
Non Member price $75

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Nancy Dahl

Nancy Dahl, Moderator

IQ Strategic Partners
CEO/managing partner

Nancy M. Dahl’s professional career spans five industries with sales ranging from $20 Million to $750 Million.  The largest included 20,000 employees, seven manufacturing plants, over 200 field offices and in excess of 700 retail operations in North America.  In addition, she serves on both corporate and nonprofit boards of directors.

Nancy has been asked to share her expertise in Leadership, Leading Change, Innovation and Professional Development across the nation for a wide range of business and educational audiences.  Her blog-Lead your life-at www.nancymdahl.com reaches a global audience dedicated to leading their life with intention.  Her book GROUNDED-leading your life with intention launched in November 2017 to sell-out crowds at her book launch events.  In February, she was invited to the TEDx stage at Penn State to share her perspective on Leadership and living with intention.  Now her work is dedicated to Board service, speaking, and serving as a Strategic Advisor to both executives and boards.  Her work is industry agnostic.  The one common denominator?  Your attitude about life--a belief in the future, the curiosity to ask questions and the confidence and discipline to be authentic.

She has been recognized as “one of 25 Women to Watch”, honored as a Distinguished Alumni for her career accomplishments and as a Community Leader for her dedication to mentoring others.  Last year, she was recognized as a “woman who leads” and was featured on the cover of MN Business Magazine.

She earned her undergraduate degree at Gustavus Adolphus College, her MBA Graduate Degree at University of St. Thomas and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Executive Program.  In addition, she has earned numerous professional certifications including Advanced Board Fellowship Certificate from the National Association of Corporate Directors.

She has been married for over 30 years to Brian.  Together they enjoy life’s adventures with their boys Erik and Jorgen, both graduates of South Dakota State University.

Anne Hed

Anne Hed

HED Cycling

Anne Hed is a lifetime resident of Minnesota. Her history as a business owner grew from a career as a professional triathlete in the 1980s. She met her late husband Steve through the sport and raced worldwide on Hed’s aerodynamic disc bicycle wheel. It was the first such wheel commercially available to an emerging market of triathletes, professional racers, and Olympic cyclists. Funded in part by Anne’s race winnings, Hed Cycling was born and production was set up in Steve’s garage. 

A pioneering company in the field of performance cycling products, Hed Cycling has been awarded several significant patents, securing their place as a top racing accessory  manufacturer. In 2014, Anne was awarded Established Business Owner of the Year for Minnesota by the National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2016, Hed was one of the ten finalists out of 1,400 companies in the 2016 FedEx Small Business Grant awards. 2016 also saw the debut of the Cervelo P5X triathlon bike – one of the most advanced bicycles in the world – manufactured by Hed in Minnesota. In 2017, Hed was selected as one of Forbes Small Business Giants, with feature article and video chronicling their success. In 2018 Hed Cycling won the both Corporate Small category of the ACG MN Bold awards and the overall Boldest of the Bold award. This fall Hed was listed by MSPBJ as a Business of Manufacturing honoree. 

Anne is a proud mother to Rebecca and Andrew.

Lisa Lavin

Lisa Lavin

Anser Innovation
Co-Founder, CEO

Lisa Lavin is co-founder and CEO of Anser Innovation, a Minnesota company pioneering interactive IoT technologies that enable ‘being two places at once’. Lisa has over 20 years of experience building new business from the ground up within the healthcare and high tech sectors.  Lisa is active in local and national organizations that support entrepreneurialism and women in business.  Lisa is a Minnesota Cup Division winner, Eureka Award winner for Innovation, was recognized by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal as one of 25 Woman to Watch and Minnesota Business’ Real Power 50.

Krista O'Malley

Krista O'Malley

Principal & CEO

cmnd+m (FKA Make Retail) — a collective of strategists, innovators and makers exploring new ways to bring brands to life in the physical world. Since 2011 we’ve been designing compelling experiences that inspire lasting impressions with some of the most recognizable companies in the world, including Google, Uber, and Beats by Dre. What makes us different? Well, it’s one thing to make a pretty picture. It’s an entirely different thing to make that pretty picture come the life in the real world. We do both and everything in between. Our team is comprised of professionals with years of experience in fields including design, production, engineering, retail, advertising, project management, construction, and training

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    NOTE: Our January monthly luncheon is moved to WEDNESDAY, January 16th due to space availability at our venue. 

    Hosted by: ACG