Land O'Lakes is premier sponsor at CSOM’s Women’s Leadership

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 11:15am

As a premier sponsor, Land O’Lakes was front and center at the Carlson School’s 13th annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, April 28, 2017. A sellout crowd of more than 400 women attended the daylong conference with a theme of “Own your Own Journey.” Speakers included Lydia Botham (VP of community relations and Land O’Lakes Foundation) and other corporate leaders, authors, U of M faculty, and Senator Amy Klobuchar. The sessions were designed to inspire women and expand their professional networks.

Notable quotes from conference speakers:

-"Millennials want to work for organizations that give back. It's becoming a point of interest." —Medtronic senior manager Wokie Daboh
-"I'm sorry, but we have to stop apologizing." —CSOM faculty member Elizabeth Campbell, on quashing self-sabotage

-“So often our fear is what keeps us small. It keeps us from growing, and if we aren’t growing, we aren’t living.” —Minneapolis author Nora McInerny

-"As women, you cannot do it all." —Medtronic VP Brooke Story, on reaching out and having strong support systems for a good work-life balance.

-“Never confuse activities for progress.” —3M division leader Cindy Kent, on the importance of doing things that will launch you forward

Photos: Autumn Lee Studios, Wally Agboola, Carlson School of Management


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