Women Of Inspiration

Women of Inspiration is a Signature Program and celebratory event hosted annually. This celebration honors women who exemplify the spirit of the WISE mission. Women of Inspiration honorees are making a positive impact on the business of sports and events while serving as positive role models and mentors for other women.

Monday, December 14 – Friday, December 18, 2020 | Virtual Features
In 2020, we honor our members and our community during an unprecedented year. We celebrate four outstanding women who made an immeasurable impact in their organization and in our community. Find the full 2020 Women of Inspiration recap here.

  • Stacey Hardin, Head Athletic Trainer, Minnesota United - Read more >>
  • Sara Wegmann, Founder and President, Her Next Play - Read more >>
  • Monterae Carter, Foundation Programs Coordinator, Minnesota Vikings - Read more >>
  • Tami Hedrick, WISE Twin Cities President 2017-2020 - Read more >>

Thursday, November 8, 2019 | A’BULAE, Saint Paul, MN
WISE Twin Cities hosted its second annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon, bringing together 200 people at A’BULAE to celebrate inspiring stories. Find the full 2019 Women of Inspiration recap here.

  • Kelly McGrath, Xcel Energy Center (Woman in Business)
  • Leah Hazlett, Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx (Young Professional)
  • Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald (Inspiration Award)
  • University of Minnesota Women’s Softball (Women in Sports)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx (Organization of the Year

Thursday, November 8th, 2018 | Aria, Minneapolis, MN
For its first annual Women of Inspiration, WISE Twin Cities gathered at Aria to celebrate its first year as a local chapter with 150 guests and 31 organizations represented to honor a year of great memories and inspirational leaders. Find the full 2018 Women of Inspiration recap here.

  • Amy Anthony, Minnesota Vikings (Woman in Business)
  • Kara Kawakami, Minnesota United FC (Young Professional))
  • Lindsay Whalen, Minnesota Lynx (Woman in Sports
  • Minnesota Whitecaps (in Sports)