November 27, 2017

2018 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Class Announced!


United Way of Cass-Clay is excited to announce the 2018 United Way 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program Participants!

United Way's 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program's mission is to mobilize the caring power of women, energize and inspire leaders to make a difference, and to deepen leadership opportunities for local young women. This program builds networks and strengthens connections that improve the quality of life in the Cass-Clay community.

These 35 young women will meet each month for sessions that focus on various issues pertinent to young female leaders. Sessions are led by local leaders and focus on topics such as goal setting, communication, public speaking, personal growth, community leadership and philanthropy. The first session will be held in January of 2018.

Congratulations to the 35 women participating in 2018!
Marqelle Albrecht, Healing Touch Chiropractic
Tasha Barrett, Park Co. Realtors
Merideth Bell, Sun Electric
Katie Bertsch, Ohnstad Twichell, P.C.
Sydney Boschert, Swanson Health Products
Chelsea Burns, Michael J. Burns Architects | Cho.Be. Art & Design
Sarah Busse, Border States Electric
Emily Carrow, Discovery Benefits
Shelby  Cochran, dogIDs
Emily Finley, Rustic Oaks
Alexandra  Floersch, Forum Communications Co.
Robyn Gatz, Bergseth Brothers
Kendra Goette, Preference Employment Solutions
Carrie Gress, Cass County Sherrif's Office
Erin Hagen, Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter
Ashley Halvorson, Conmy Feste Ltd.
Chelsea Hanson, Flag Family Media
Brandi Hedin, Dawson Insurance
Mindy Hogness, Doosan Bobcat
Sara Lau, Catholic Health Initiatives
Kayla Leier, U.S. Bank
Lindsey Little, Target
Allie Morth, CoreLink Administrative Solutions
Brittany Olson, Fargo Public Schools
Amanda Pieters, Concordia College
Lisa Richter, Sanford Health
Nicole Rousar, BlackRidgeBANK
Casey Sanders, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties
Michelle Schumacher, Microsoft
Puja Sharma-Husmann, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Karla Solum, EHP CrossFit and Elevate Human Potential
Becky Torkelson, Scheels
Alyssa Walker, Probitas Promotions
Meredith Williams, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
Teri Winkelman, Essentia Health

Today we congratulate the women selected to participate in this competitive leadership development program with United Way.
• More than 180 applied to participate in the 2018 program.
• 2018 marks the 10th year of the leadership development program.
• Since 2009, 315 local women have participated.

View the Media Release

Applications for the 2019 United Way 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program will be available in the fall of 2018. Any woman living or working in Cass or Clay county, ages 23-35 wishing to enhance their leadership skills is encouraged to apply.

For more information about the program, contact Tiffany McShane at United Way at

Read more about the United Way 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program

Thank you to this year's program sponsors

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