The WeMN Board of Directors is comprised of eight members who each serve a two-year term. WeMN board members are volunteers and contribute to the organization in their area of expertise. Members are nominated to serve by other board members or members of the organization. WeMN board members are voted in by the current WeMN Board of Directors.
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard - WeMN Founder, President & CEO
Amalia is a native of Guatemala and a nine-time award-winning author and chef-entrepreneur with a prior corporate career in trade finance and business development. She is the founder and CEO of two businesses, Amalia LLC, a nationally certified woman-owned business enterprise and consultancy firm helping corporations develop a broader understanding and appreciation of Latin cultural nuances through healthy gourmet cuisine, and Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (WeMN.org), a 501 (c)6 nonprofit fostering women entrepreneurship through peer advisory, mentoring, and leadership education.
Amalia's community work includes empowering and mentoring women as well as philanthropy and board service at the American Diabetes Association, Common Hope, and Women's Entrepreneurship Day-a United Nations global initiative. She is a Minnesota Business Magazine Women Who Lead Honoree and has received the National Association of Women Business Owners NAWBO-MN Advocate Award celebrating exceptional visionary achievement, the Latino American Today Hispanic Heritage Award for community leadership, the Depart Smart Champion Award for board service excellence, two American Corporate Growth-MN Bold Award nominations, and more.
Amalia also is a frequent bilingual contributor to radio, TV, and newspapers and magazines. She partnered with the Minnesota Super Bowl 52 Committee as celebrity chef-judge during Super Snack Challenge and participated as speaker/chef-judge during the Women Chefs and Restauranteurs Conference in Minneapolis. Amalia is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and a member of the National Speakers Association-Minnesota with a Masters in International Business from St. Louis University.
Jenn Espinosa-Goswami - Secretary
Jenn Espinosa-Goswami is a former fat girl turned accidental health coach and motivational speaker. She inspires moms to achieve body bliss in just minutes a day using their innate power to transform instead of products or gym memberships.
A graduate of the Augsburg Master's Degree in Leadership program, Jenn is passionate about creating opportunities for self-development in every day ways. A former Toastmasters International officer and mentor, she believes that knowledge is useless unless it is shared with others, either through her speaking programs, articles, or videos. Jenn is excited to serve on the WeMN board.
Jenn's 100 pound weight loss story was featured on First for Women, Half Size Me, Diets in Review and she has contributed articles to Women's Health, Spry Living and Prevention. She is most proud of her two beautiful daughters, and prefers bean burritos to burgers. When not speaking or coaching clients, she loves to dance in her living room, lift heavy weights, travel, and read 8 books every month.