The Women of Influence Summit

Thursday, September 27, 2018
8:00am - 4:00pm + Happy Hour Celebration beginning at 4:00pm
Gorecki Event Center, College of Saint Benedict


Join us for a one-day summit packed with inspiration, stories, connecting and real world practical tools for women. Come prepared to grow and leave with tools to expand your influence, follow your dreams and become all you’re designed to be.

You. You have influence. You are influence. Influence is the power to change or affect someone or something. This power causes change without directly forcing it to happen. Influence is natural, organic, and daily you are surrounded by it. As a woman, your influence happens in pockets, or it can spread like wildfire in both your personal and professional life. Are you aware of the power you wield? The change you can impart? The influencer you are?

The Women of Influence Summit will be an opportunity to give your influence a name, to identify what makes your power special. Imagine being surrounded by hundreds of women looking to learn the same thing about their individual influence. Imagine the ignition in that room, on that day. This is not an event. This is a movement. Events are a stationary, solitary occurrence. Movements are an act of moving people or things and carry on … and on.

Your influence deserves carrying on.

Join us Thursday, September 27, 2018 for the Women of Influence Summit.

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2017 Speaker Videos

(2018 Videos Arrive This Summer)


  • Registration

    7:00am – 8:00am

  • Morning Sessions

    8:00am – 11:00am

  • Lunch & Panel

    11:30am – 1:00pm

  • Afternoon Sessions

    1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Celebration (Happy Hour)

    4:00pm – 5:00pm

General Sessions


Brittany Svendsen

Owner, Storybeat Creative
Choosing Curiosity Can Change Your Life

Claudia Revermann

Attorney, C.P.A, Revermann Law and Lucent Tax Relief
Will the Real You Stand Up?

Kris Nelson

Owner, Custom Accents Promotions and Apparel
Strength Doesn’t Mean Feeling Strong

Jessica Soldner

Owner, Discrete Designs
Finding Your Inner Genius


Local Women Leaders

Option B

Local Women Leaders

Option B Stories and Leadership Panelists


Cathy Juilfs

President and Managing Director, AIS Planning
Option B

Bernie Perryman

Owner, Batteries Plus Bulbs
Option B

Kathy Wulf-Tays

Director of Client Services, American Time
Option B

Julie Fisk

Author, Tyndale House Publishers
Option B

Lorraine Griffin Johnson

Director of Workplace/Patient Diversity, CentraCare Health
Leadership Panel

Jill Kampa

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bernicks
Leadership Panel

Sarah Mason

Chief Administrative Officer, St. Cloud Federal Credit Union
Leadership Panel

Amanda Romaine

Marketing Strategy Director, Geo-Comm
Leadership Panel

Donna Scholer

Chief Operating Officer, Microbiologics
Leadership Panel
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Summit Testimonials

Sonja Gidlow

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communication, Greater St. Cloud Development Agency

In this age of 24/7 information, it is rare to have time for personal growth and contemplation. The Women of Influence Summit provided me the physical, intellectual and emotional space to reconnect with my desire to live intentionally. I was challenged, inspired and motivated by the speakers and women around me.

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Lynn-Briggette Boerger

President, Colorful Concepts Painting

I am so glad I chose to attend the Women of Influence Summit! I found it to be influential, motivational, and exactly what I needed to inspire myself to take things to the next level. The breakout sessions were empowering and a great way to meet and hear other women’s stories.

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Melissa Kelley

Owner/President of J.F. Kruse Jewelers

My experience at the 2016 Women of Influence Summit was truly exceptional, and unlike anything I have ever experienced at an event. The word “special” seems too simple to describe the day, but that’s what it was. There was an energy in the room all day that lifted my spirit and inspired me in every way.

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Sara Thompson

Star Stylist Stella & Dot

When I first heard about the Women of Influence Summit I was intrigued but hesitant to attend because I would be going alone and feared that I would be too self-conscious about not knowing anyone that I wouldn't get much out of the experience. I did attend the Summit alone but I didn't feel alone.

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Karin Pauly

Owner, Bluestone Marketing and Bluestone Grill

The Women of Influence Summit is truly a life-changing event. I was awestruck by the power, vision and achievements of the speakers and attendees. I left inspired and confident I can achieve my dreams and do what I love.

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Summit Partners

Benefit from the exposure and inclusion of the area’s must attend women’s event. Showcase your support of Women of Influence and help create the positive, fostering atmosphere of professional development for women in your community. Highlight your brand and company by Partnering with Next Monday, so you can connect with the thought leaders, passionate advocates, and encourage the already influential who comprise our community.

Presenting Sponsor

Northwestern Mutual

Media Sponsor

Leighton Broadcasting
Times Media

Influencing Sponsor

JF Kruse Jewelers
Quinlivan & Hughes

Daylily Spa Salon

Deerwood Bank

Summit 2016 Highlights

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The beautiful and inspirational Gorecki Center tucked into the campus of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. The conference center offers state-of-the-art technology and onsite support. Amenities include two lobbies, a fireplace, an outdoor patio, and endless windows sure to fuel the influence.

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