2021 Women of Inspiration

The Women of Inspiration Awards recognize women leaders in the business of sports and events who serve as role models and mentors for other women in the Twin Cities community. This year, in lieu of an in-person event, we have hosted a virtual celebration of our 2021 WOI Honorees. Please take a moment to read their stories and join us in celebrating and congratulating our nominees. 

2021 Women of Inspiration Honorees:

Woman of Inspiration - Dr. Carlin Anderson, Psychologist & Co-Owner of Premier Sport Psychology

Carlin Anderson, Ph.D., LP, CMPC is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in sport psychology. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and listed on mental health directories for the NBA, NFL, and US Olympic & Paralympic Committee.  

Dr. Anderson co-owns Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC with her husband, Justin Anderson. She currently directs the sport psychology services for the University of Minnesota Athletic Department. Dr. Anderson serves on the Big-10 Mental Health and Wellness Cabinet.
Read more about Dr. Carlin Anderson here.

Woman in Sports - Rebekkah Brunson

In 2021, Brunson completed her second season as an Assistant Coach with the Minnesota Lynx. Brunson joined the Lynx coaching staff after retiring in February of 2020 from an illustrious 15-year playing career, highlighted by a record five WNBA titles. 

Brunson has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities community during her time with Lynx. She plays an active role as an analyst for Bally Sports North’s coverage of the Minnesota Timberwolves, she’s opened her own business, Sweet Troo Vi Waffles, with her wife Bobbi, and continues to give back to the organization during Timberwolves and Lynx Basketball Academy clinics, bookmobile stops and more.
Read more about Rebekkah Brunson here.

Woman in Business - Karen Swan

Karen is now retired, but was a long-time employee at Target Center, focused on group sales.  She set many sales records in the industry and is a well-recognized and respected colleague by many.
Read more about Karen Swan here.