6th Annual Conference

Gustavus Women in Leadership

April 28, 2016

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

"Change Management: Drive Change Before it Drives You"

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis

Conference Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.    Check-in and registration
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.    Welcome and opening remarks
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.   Keynote:  Beth Schnell '82
10:10 - 11:00 a.m.  Breakout session #1
11:10 - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout session #2
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.  Lunch and Networking
12:50 - 1:35 p.m.    Keynote:  Angie Bastian
1:35 - 2:30 p.m.     Closing remarks

GWIl Conference directors:   Becca Woodstra '16, Casey Lindquist '16, and Chloe Altmann '16.


Beth Schnell


"You Can’t Control the Wind, but You Can Adjust Your Sails"
Beth Schnell '82, CEO of Sparboe Farms

Angie Bastian


"Angie’s Boomchickapop: Building a Brand to Drive Change"
Angie Bastian, Founder of Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP®

Sarah Bridges

Breakout 1

"Emotional Intelligence: How We Emotionally and Socially Deal with Change"
Sarah Bridges, Ph.D., Psychologist, Executive Coach, Consultant and Thought Leader on Managing People

Carin Thomas

Breakout 2

"Be Proactive: Take Charge of Your Finances"
Carin Thomas '84, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management

Manal Elattir

Breakout 3

"Social Entrepreneurship: How to Drive Change in your Community"
Manal Elattir '05, Founder and CEO of Anarouz, one of the first social enterprises in Morocco that aims at empowering women through entrepreneurship and market access

Panel Women

Breakout Panel

"Changing Throughout Your Career: How Change Varies Depending on your Career Stage"
Panelists (3 – early career, mid career, end of career):

  • Jenna Johnson ‘10, Director of Training at Northwestern Mutual
  • Molly Nystuen ‘97, Team Lead of Global Sourcing Professionals at General Mills
  • Trish Wheaton ‘72, President, Young & Rubicam Group, INSPIRE