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Minot Women Chosen As Leaders for 2019

Women’s Leadership Program Participants Announced


The North Dakota Women’s Business Center (NDWBC), a program of Center for Technology & Business (CTB), is pleased to announce the selected participants for the seventh class of the Women’s Leadership Program to be held in the Minot community. Participants were chosen from a pool of applicants submitted by outstanding women in the community looking to connect, grow, and pay it forward through a challenging and inspiring experience.

Keli Anderson - Westcorp Minot LLC
Kelly Barnett - Hess Corporation
Karen Brown - Trinity Hospital
Lindsey Geisinger - Jessica Aardahl State Farm Insurance
Kristen K. Haverluck - Engage Marketing
Lyndee Heser - Self Employed
Kelly Matalka - City of Minot
Shannon Rascoe - Nuverra Environmental Solutions
Molly Regan - Hess Corporation
Megan Ruff-Buchmeier - CaringEdge Healthcare of Minot
Ashley D. Schmaltz - Dacotah Bank
Sara Lynn Shubra - Minot Area Chamber of Commerce
Whitney Jo Stephenson - Hess Corporation

The Women’s Leadership Program is a unique six-month program dedicated to expanding personal, professional, community, and health leadership skills for women of all ages and backgrounds in Minot. Throughout the program participants hear from an array of top leaders representing North Dakota and beyond who guide and challenge the women to take the next steps in their leadership development. Participants gain hands-on experience through leadership exercises and a philanthropy project.

The newly selected participants are joining a statewide network of highly motivated and forward thinking women who are making a difference across the state. To date, statewide program participants have raised nearly $323,000 in cash and in-kind donations for local organizations in their communities. After six-months of coursework, the public will be invited to join participants at a graduation ceremony on June 20, more information to follow. 

CTB builds North Dakota’s economic future by creating an entrepreneurial environment, inspiring innovation, and developing business leaders throughout North Dakota. For more information, visit