November 26, 2018

2019 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Class Announced!


United Way of Cass-Clay is excited to announce the 2019 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 2019.

Congratulations to the 35 women participating in 2019!
Mallari Ackerman, Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau    
Jessica Anderson, Fargo Public Schools
Elissa Berg, U.S. Bank
Karen Berntson, Junior Achievement
Marie Buchli, Wells Fargo
Brittany Butler, Myriad Mobile
Ashley Eastwell, Doosan Bobcat Inc.
Heather Eken, South East Education Cooperative
Shauna Erickson, The Village Family Service Center
Amanda Even, Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership
Tessa Hand, Essentia Health
Megan Hills, Sanford Health
Amanda Huggett, Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce
Rayonna Hystead, GOLDMARK Property Management
Molly Johnson, Ameriprise Financial
Jocelyn Johnson, Discovery Benefits
Stacy Kemerling, Dawson Insurance A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company
Kelsey Knutson, TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics
Larissa Kunde, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
Kelly Lauinger, Scheels
Laura Maeyaert, Edgewood Senior Living in Fargo
Meagan McDougall, High Point Networks
Alison Molony, Oxbow Country Club
Megan Myrdal, North Dakota State University
Sarah Nupdal, Bell Bank
Anamaria Olson, Bank of the West
Annika Perkins, Sundog
Courtney Posch, Border States Electric
Jessica Ridout, Microsoft
Hannah Savoy, dogIDs
Sonja Stang, PATH
Kristin Taffe, Eide Bailly LLP
Kacie Weber, CoreLink Administrative Solutions
Jesseca White-Tuton, City of Fargo
Julie Zimny, CrossFit Fargo

Today we congratulate the women selected to participate in this competitive leadership development program with United Way.
• More than 200 applied to participate in the 2019 program.
• 2019 marks the 11th year of the leadership development program.
• Since 2009, 350 local women have participated.

Applications for the 2020 United Way 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program will be available in the fall of 2019. 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

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