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35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program


MOBILIZE the caring power of women
ENERGIZE and INSPIRE women to make a difference
DEEPEN LEADERSHIP opportunities in the Cass-Clay community for young women

About the program

Six local women’s organizations, spearheaded by United Way of Cass-Clay, launched the first annual 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program in 2009. It is now a collaborative effort led by the United Way of Cass-Clay team. Since 2009, 385 local women have participated in the leadership program. The 12th annual program will begin in January 2020 and participants will meet monthly to focus on various issues pertinent to young leaders. Each session is led and presented by local leaders and includes training and discussion as well as goal-setting, communication, personal growth, board leadership, public speaking, conflict management, and several additional leadership topics.

2020 Application Requirements and Process


2020 Session Dates:
Thursday, January 9
Thursday, February 6
Thursday, March 5
Thursday, April 2
Thursday, May 7
Thursday, June 4

Benefits to Participants & Employers

Employers of United Way 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program participants benefit greatly from the experience. Participants are able to: 

Congratulations to the class of 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 Bank
Brittany Butler, Myriad Mobile
Ashley Eastwell, Doosan Bobcat
Heather Eken, South East Education Cooperative (SEEC)
Shauna Erickson, The Village Family Service Center
Amanda Even, CAPLP
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
Larissa Johnson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
Stacy Kemerling, Dawson Insurance, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, Company
Kelsey Knutson, TNT Kid’s Fitness
Kelly Lauinger, Scheels
Laura Maeyaert, Edgewood Senior Living
Meagan McDougall, High Point Networks
Alison Molony, Oxbow Country Club
Megan Myrdal, Northarvest Bean Growers Association
Sarah Nupdal, Bell Bank
Anamaria Olson, Bank of the West
Annika Perkins, Beautycounter
Courtney Posch, Border States Electric
Jessica Ridout, Microsoft
Hannah Savoy, Freelancer
Sonja Stang, PATH
Kristin Taffe, Eide Bailly LLP
Kacie Weber, First International Bank & Trust
Jesseca White-Tuton, Fargo Police Department
Julie Zimny, CrossFit Fargo

For any questions, please email Tiffany McShane at tmcshane@unitedwaycassclay.org or call 701-237-5050.

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