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ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION

Empowered Women’s Network is a non-profit organization that hosts monthly lunches September-May for women to connect with each other. Our mission is to connect & empower women in life & business through a positive, informal, and encouraging networking group.


MEETINGS: Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month September through May, with no meetings during the months of June, July, and August. 

The Story of PWN & EWN

 

In 1993, Elaine Hansen and Jean Sumner had a vision for a group where professional business women could gather and network with each other. They started meeting regularly, each bringing a friend, then friends brought friends, etc., and the Professional Women's Network (PWN) was established. Members of PWN experienced the power of women connecting, encouraging, and supporting each other for many years under the leadership of Jean and Elaine. In 2017 the PWN leadership decided to step away and dissolve the network. 

Many PWN members missed the uplifting monthly meetings. A small group of women decided there needed something new to fill the void left by PWN ending. These women, the founding members of Empowered Women's Network, created a brand new networking group for women by women. The first Empowered Women's Network (EWN) meeting occurred in January 2018.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Sandi Larson

EWN President

Entrepreneur Fund

Women's Business Alliance Director

www.entrepreneurfund.org

sandil@entrepreneurfund.org

218-623-5741

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Anna Nelson

EWN Treasurer

Members Cooperative Credit Union

Corporate Trainer

www.membersccu.org

anna.nelson@membersccu.org

218-625-8829

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Elizabeth Mayne

EWN Board Member/Marketing

Mayne Design

Owner/Creative Director

mayne.design

info@maynedesign.net

218-341-4070

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Allison Hanig-Landrus

EWN Board Member At-Large

American Family Insurance
Agent Owner
www.allisonhaniglandrusagency.com
ahanigla@amfam.com
218-491-6304

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Beverly Van Alstine

EWN Vice President

Messina & Associates

Realtor

www.callduluthhome.com

realtorbeverlyj@gmail.com

218-260-3680

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Mary Holliday

EWN Secretary

Mary Holliday Coaching

Certified Health and Wellness Coach

maryhollidaycoaching.com

mary@maryhollidaycoaching.com

218-393-6711

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Kathlynn McConnell

EWN Board Member At-Large

Members Cooperative Credit Union      

Learning and Development Manager     

www.membersccu.org

kathlynn.mcconnell@membersccu.org    218-878-3653

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Amber Brostrom

EWN Board Member At-Large

Glitterati Events

Owner

glitteratievents.com

glitterati2022@gmail.com

218-491-5312

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