For our Female Pioneers event, MPLS MadWomen was proud to have five inspiring and resilient women on stage to speak about their experiences on how they are breaking—or have broken—glass ceilings in their industry. From a woman who graduated college in 1963 to one who is still in high school, this event brought together perspectives that left the room ready to start blazing trails and helping others.
I have to confess. Minnesota’s position as 2018 Super Bowl Host City does not excite me the way it does many others who share our fair state. If our boys in purple make it to the Big Game™, my plan is still to skip town and wait it all out. Even the prospect of raking in some extra cash by renting out my place to overzealous fans willing to pay more than I made my first year out of college isn’t appealing. When people ask why I wouldn’t want to cash in on the opportunity, I explain that I don’t love the idea of strangers in my space. Especially strangers coming to town during what I, mistakenly, believed to be "the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States."
On my walk over to the Minneapolis Institute of Art on one of the first frigid mornings of the Minnesota winter, I had no idea what to expect from the event to come. It was my first experience with Creative Mornings — “a breakfast lecture series for the creative community.” I knew it was a departure from the standard networking events I’d been attending. Less industry best practices, more perspective on how creativity shapes our community as a whole. I never expected I’d leave feeling more empowered as a female creative. Especially when I considered the topic of discussion was death and music in Minnesota.
Join us as we celebrate the talented female makers of the Twin Cities!