WISE Twin Cities Chapter
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2020 Speed Mentoring

WISE Speed Mentoring presented by the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx

January 16, 2020

at Mayo Clinic Square

On January 16, WISE Twin Cities hosted Speed Mentoring - a WISE Signature Event. Thirteen industry veterans joined WISE members in networking and round table discussions about careers and personal development.

Mentors met with small groups and shared their career path and experience in the industry. Conversations included advice on career transitions, overcoming obstacles, marketable traits, personal growth, leadership challenges and more.

Mentors also shared some of their favorite books and podcasts. Check out some of their recommendations below.

Book Recommendations:
Power of Habit
Start With Why
Fun is Good

Podcast Recommendations:
How I Built This
Dream Big
The Drive
The Daily

Thank you to our 2020 Mentors: 

Megan Gunderson
, VP of Marketing
Minnesota United

Dannon Hulskotter
, VP of Marketing and Fan Engagement
Minnesota Vikings

Kate Shibilski
, VP of Finance
Minnesota Vikings

Lara Juras
, VP of People and Culture
Minnesota Vikings

Kelly McGrath
, Director of Sales
Xcel Energy Center

Kate Townley
, Director of Baseball Operations
Minnesota Twins

Ryan Tanke
, Chief Operating Officer
Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx

John Thomas
, Vice President of Basketball Engagement
Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx

Lacey Stenson
, Partner and Chief of Staff
NorthRock X

Laura Meyer
, VP of Business Intelligence
Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx

Bri Bauer
, VP of Communications and Engagement
Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx

Allie Stoneberg
, Manager Communications

Christy Grady-Murray
, EVP of Business Development

Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page.


Thank you to our Event Partners: 

Lauren Jimmerson Photography