Women Who Lead: From Bootstrapping to Big Time Success

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Join us for a celebration of the more than 70 women featured in the January 2017 issue of Minnesota Business magazine: Women Who Lead. The evening will kick off with a lively conversation entitled "From Bootstrapping to Big Time Success," featuring dynamic women business owners who will discuss how they built their businesses, the lessons they have learned and the challenges they face every day.

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Terri Krivosha, Partner, Maslon LLP

Terri Krivosha, a partner in the Business & Securities Group of Maslon LLP, works with a vibrant network of entrepreneurial and dynamic businesses, and those who fund them. She uses her broad strategic skills together with extensive experience to help her clients achieve success in all phases of their development and growth. Terri was recognized on the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota® list, 2016, by Super Lawyers and is an active leader in both the business and legal communities. In particular, she is a founding member of the Minnesota Chapter of Women Presidents’ Organization and has the distinction of being among the first women attorneys to be elected chair of a major Minnesota law firm. Terri served in this capacity from 2003 through 2007 and learned many valuable lessons about the operation of a business which she applies to help her clients every day.


Camille Thomas, President and CEO, JMC Retail Group
Camille Thomas joined JMC Retail Group in 1996 as president and CEO after the previous owner, Jim Carlson, retired. Camille began her career with Donaldson’s Department Stores as an assistant buyer in Apparel in 1982. After three years as a buyer, she joined Branden’s, a test home strategy for Dayton Hudson Corporation. Camille was responsible for dinnerware, flatware, glassware and kitchen textiles. Camille has a degree in Retailing and Design from South Dakota State University and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Camille and her husband, Bill, have two children and live in the country with their horses and family dog.


Nancy Lyons, CEO, Clockwork
Nancy Lyons is a CEO, entrepreneur, and all around good human who speaks about the intersection of leadership, entrepreneurialism, technology, and people. Through her candid writing and speaking, she explores the many facets of life at work and champions human-centered approaches to business. Seeing work and the culture of work as the next economic frontier, she pushes the progressive boundaries of how we think about professional and personal lives.  Nancy has been locally and nationally recognized for her role as owner and CEO of Clockwork. She is co-author of “Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process” (New Riders, 2012) and author of the upcoming book, “How to win at business by being nice to humans.”