WeMN would like to thank and acknowledge our founders and those who have served on the Board of Directors by naming them to our Honorary Board of Advisors. These women have been instrumental to the organization and continue to remain actively involved to ensure the success of WeMN and its members. We sincerely thank you for donating your time and unique talents.
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, WeMN Co-Founder, First President Emeritus and Chief Advisor
Amalia is a native of Guatemala and an award-winning author and chef-entrepreneur with a prior corporate career in trade finance and business development. As the founder of WeMN, she was president and CEO during two terms, from inception in 2007 until 2013, and then again from 2016 until 2018. She continues to support WeMN as a mentor and advisor.
Amalia also is the founder of Amalia LLC, a nationally certified woman-owned business enterprise and consultancy helping corporations bridge the knowledge gap and develop a broader understanding and appreciation of Latin cultural nuances as a bilingual consultant, spokesperson, keynote speaker, and writer.
In recognition of her work, Amalia has received 9-first prize awards for her first book, the Advocate Award (a first of its kind) by NAWBO-MN, the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a Minnesota Business Magazine Women Who Lead Honoree and has received the Latino American Today Hispanic Heritage Award for community leadership, the Depart Smart Champion Award for board service excellence, two American Corporate Growth ACG-MN Bold Award nominations, and more.
Amalia has a history of community engagement through donations of her time and talent and board service. She is currently on the Executive Board of Common Hope and the Advisory Board of WED-A United Nation’s women’s initiative. She has served on many other boards. Amalia is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and of the Speakers Academy of the National Speakers Association with a Masters in International Business from St. Louis University.
Janel Anderson, Second President Emeritus
Past Board Members
Cyndy Arey, Co-Founder
Margaret Cronin (founding board member)
Katie Clobes (founding board member)
Amy Perez Ortiz
Jackie Lee Stone
The Perception Pivot™: Shift How You Show Up and Lead
April 23, 2020
Frustrated with unproductive meetings? Feeling unheard? Not closing as many sales as you’d like? Newsflash: There’s nothing wrong with you. You just need to make a shift in how you’re showing up. It’s all about perception: yours and those around you. When you realize that people perceive things differently than you…BOOM, your world opens up.
Coffee & Conversations at The Riveter
May 12, 2020
Join us for some coffee and conversation with The Riveter! Members and non-members are welcome to join as we bring together the WeMN and The Riveter communities in this amazing new space. We’ll learn more about each organization’s mission, network with familiar faces and make new connections.
How to Stand Out and Win Big
May 28, 2020
In today’s world, starting a small business is easier than ever. Very low barriers to entry mean that more and more people can pursue their dreams and build their own business. This is great news for the American economy — but a bit worrisome if you are one of those companies competing for business. How are small businesses to compete in a world where people are exposed to over 6,500 marketing messages per day?.
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