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Buzz Session : One More Time - With Meaning!

  • North401 Studios 401 N First Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55401 USA (map)

Is a fulfilling career actually possible or is it just a social media fantasy?

Can “meaning” or “impact” really drive our work, or should we simply be grateful to have a job?

If you’ve had that empty feeling after launching a successful project or winning a new client, or even receiving a compliment, you know the nagging feeling that won’t go away: “I want my work to matter to me”.

But - if we decide we want more meaning in our work, how do we create it without burning down everything we’ve built so far? What do we need to change about ourselves to make it real?


In this Buzz Session, we’ll hear from three women who are finding their meaningful work in very different ways:

Jenni Lilledahl

President and Co-Founder at Brave New Institute
Gilda’s Club Twin Cities

Comedy and career purpose doesn’t always go together. However, using comedy as an enabler, Jenni Lilledahl and her team at Brave New Institute have worked with businesses such as Honeywell, HP, Target and UPS to dig into the authentic roots of their culture and to tap into the energy and passion that is often hidden in teams’ day to day lives.

Jenni is also the co-founder of Gilda’s Club Twin Cities - one of the Twin Cities’ most respected cancer support non-profits.

Katie Steller

Founder and CEO, Steller Hair Co, Steller Connect and Steller Kindness Project

Hair salon owner, entrepreneur, Katie has built an inclusive, caring business that empowers people to be themselves - and her “Kindness Project” works to share positivity and hope in dark times.

Megan Lyng

Sr Global Org Transformation & Change Manager at Medtronic.

Megan will share why she's passionate about helping people succeed in a global corporation (yes, fulfillment in corporate is real;;)

Leadership coach Allison Ballou will guide our conversation and also take us through an exercise where we’ll work on our own path to meaningful work.

Stay after the session to meet other women who are figuring our their journeys - we'll have wine and light snacks for you.

You’ll leave with an action plan for what you need to do next to find more meaning in your work.


Earlier Event: April 4
Even Happier Hour - April!
Later Event: July 25
Even Happier Hour - Summer!