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Conference Speakers

Marilyn Tam has had an extraordinarily diverse life, from her beginnings in a traditional Chinese family in Hong Kong to her meteoric rise through the executive ranks of the international business world to become an influential corporate leader, speaker, corporate consultant, author and respected humanitarian.
Gay Holm, M.A.
As the Director of Operations Accounting at Xcel Energy, Gay has over 30 years of corporate management and leadership experience. She worked for ten years as a business planning consultant to senior executives, developing strategies and action plans to meet the corporate objectives.
Dia Satori
Dia is CEO of Strategic Dreaming, Inc. and has extensive experience as an executive leadership coach and peer mentoring facilitator. She is adept at reinventing herself and has spent the majority of her business career in the medical device industry.
Sister Michelle Meyers
Michelle holds an M.S. from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, an M.T.S. from Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduate credits from Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
Sister Kay O'Neil
Kay O'Neil has an M.A. from Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, an M.A. from Catholic University, Washington, D.C., and an M.T.S. from Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Kathleen Crandall

Kathleen Crandall is a Master Public Relations and Brand Expert who helps people succeed by creating, building and communicating their personal and professional brand. Kathleen has more than 20 years of experience building successful brands through marketing and public relations. Her passion is helping people achieve professional and personal goals through meaningful connections.

Yvonne Cariveau, Ph.D.
Yvonne Cariveau, Ph.D. is a woman who steps forward. She has stepped forward to teach - as a university professor in Mankato and at the University of Minnesota in Spanish, Psychology and Business. She has stepped forward to start and run a business - as the owner and President of VoyageurWeb, a company that for 18 years has provided customized web site services to a wide variety of clients. And she has stepped forward in her community - serving on many boards, volunteering her time and talent for seniors, the arts and for the cause of celebrating diversity.
Bridget McKee, M.A.
Bridget founded TGIYoga in 2011, providing businesses with on-site yoga and meditation classes. Her philosophy, that by providing employees with the necessary tools to effectively deal with stress and anxiety, empowers the individual to make better decisions.
Anja White, MBA
During her 20 years of rising corporate leadership, Anja has successfully juggled the complex demands of international operations and acquisition management to achieve cohesive organizational growth. Throughout her career, she has led training and development initiatives, human resources, and operations functions.
Risë Kasmirski, M.A.
Risë is a Career Strategist who coaches clients to gain Clarity, Focus, and Visibility for career success. She is known as an Idea Connector – collaborating with clients to generate possibilities and strategies that result in focused plans to advance careers and business opportunities.
Abigail Grenfell, MBA, CFE, CIA, CPA
Abigail is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Public Accountant. As part of her forensic audit practice, she provides expert testimony in criminal and civil cases.