Women of Influence Summit

Registration Now Open for 2021

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Bringing Women Together to Unleash their Personal and Collective Influence

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 are designed to be.

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021 (Yes – you read that right, the event is on a Friday this year.)
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm + Celebration beginning at 4:00pm
Location: The Waters Church, 1227 Pine Cone Road North, Sartell, MN 56377

Registration for the 2021 Women of Influence Summit is open!

2021 Schedule


7:00am – 8:00am

Morning Sessions

8:00am – 11:00am

Lunch & Panel

11:30am -1:00pm

Afternoon Sessions

1:00pm – 4:00pm


4:00pm – 5:00pm

“Expect obstacles and face them head-on.” – Lance Dale

The human spirit is an amazing thing. We are capable of doing and becoming more than we ever recognize. But all too often we let fear, shame, doubt, and the challenges life throws us hold us back, or stop us altogether. It doesn’t matter how successful you are, how organized you are, how happy you are, or how busy you are – no one is immune. Throughout our lives, we are all faced with a variety of challenges. It is in these times that the wisdom of others, who have walked or are traveling through the same valleys, proves to be invaluable and sometimes the catalyst for us to start our own journey of overcoming.

Join us at the 2021 Women of Influence Summit on Friday, September 17th to witness the stories of changemakers who are overcoming the obstacles of life – women who are fighting through adversity and striving to live boldly and freely.

When you realize that you’re not alone, that overcoming is a process, and that you already have the strength you need, it becomes possible to imagine the potential for yourself, your team, your family, and your community.

Together, let’s prove to ourselves that we are more powerful than opposing forces – that we can, and we will, overcome.

2021 General Sessions Speakers

Dr. Casey Gordon

Dr. Casey Gordon


Creating Healthy Boundaries

Adris Brown

Adris Brown

Lendsmart Mortgage and Brown Notary Signing Service

Striving Gracefully

Erika Lamb

Erika Lamb


The Courage to Grow

Dani Protivinsky

Dani Protivinsky

Doctor of Epidemiology, Consultant, Educator, Maker of the Magic

Consistency in the Messy Middle

2021 Video Speakers

Abigail Federico-Johnson

Abigail Federico-Johnson

Joey Miller

Joey Miller

Jayne Bahr

Jayne Bahr

Tara Kunkel

Tara Kunkel

Registration for the 2021 Women of Influence Summit is now open!

Sara Thompson

Star Stylist Stella & Dot

When I first heard about the Women of Influence Summit I was intrigued by hesitant to attend because I would be going alone and feared 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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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:

Blattner Company

Engaging Sponsor:

Blattner Company
GeoComm logo

Influencing Sponsor:

Bradshaw and Bryant logo
Daylily Spa Salon
St. Cloud Financial Credit Union
Waters Church
White Peony Boutique

Registration for the 2021 Women of Influence Summit is now open!