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The Chamber Women Connect

July 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a special session of Women Connect featuring an exciting and inspirational national speaker with local ties!

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Essentia Health Plaza at the Lights
Chamber members $35 in advance | Non-members $45 in advance
Chamber members $45 at the door | Non-members $55 at the door

Kat Perkins

Making fearless choices, taking leadership and following the lead, becoming the most successful person you can be, and how attitude can help you rise above. Kat Perkins will share an engaging, powerful message about being brave, staying positive and taking chances in life.

Kat will perform an hour-long concert following her keynote presentation.

About the speaker
Kat appeared on NBC’s The Voice Season 6 and advanced to the show’s finals. Mentored by Adam Levine, Kat climbed her way to fourth place! Since then, she has performed worldwide in over 10 countries and almost 50 states, sharing her message of being FEARLESS and inspiring others through the power of music.

Kat has released five albums since The Voice, has been a #1 rock artist on iTunes five times, with two singles charting inside #20 on the iTunes charts. Kat founded The Rising Star Foundation and runs her own music camp in the badlands of North Dakota. She is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, world-touring entertainer, humanitarian, author and non-profit founder. A native of the tiny town of Scranton, North Dakota, Kat has resided in Minneapolis since 1999.

Follow Kat on Twitter at @katperkinsmusic.


Women Connect is just one of The Chamber’s monthly event programs, aimed to target the needs and development of professional women. Each session is held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Following each month’s presentation, attendees are welcome to stay for additional networking and conversation.

Each time you come to an event, you can expect knowledgeable speakers addressing a range of topics applicable to women in the modern workplace. But it’s not just inspiration and education that you can expect! There are also opportunities to network and connect with your peers and local leaders, delectable desserts to sweeten your day, social opportunities to keep the conversation going and charitable opportunities to give back.


To bring women together in a unique, courageous forum that will build connections, provide a space to be brave and explore what leadership means both personally and professionally.


  • To connect women with one another and strengthen their professional and personal networks.
  • Address the unique challenges women face in today’s business environment and provide the tools to develop skills necessary to positively affect their organization and community.
  • Promote and celebrate the significant role women play in the region’s economic strength. Women from a variety of sectors and career levels will learn from and be inspired to apply the information in their workplace, community and home life.
  • Provide a courageous space for women to embrace their goals and pursue their dreams with grit.

For the past five years, we’ve been thrilled to host national keynote speakers each January. At the first-ever Women Connect event, author Lynette Lewis dropped by to talk about climbing the ladder in stilettos. Then, Oprah-featured author Fawn Germer joined us to talk “Work-Life Reset” to a sell-out crowd of 600 women as we celebrated a successful first year. Next, we hosted blogger Jessica N. Turner who shared her secrets to finding fringe hours to do the things that you love. In 2018, we welcomed Robyn Benincasa to talk about her adventure racing stories and how to work in a winning team. In 2019, best-selling author of Girl, Wash Your Face Rachel Hollis keynoted our biggest ever Chamber event with nearly 4,000 attendees! Last year, we learned how to “lean out” with author and speaker Marissa Orr.

Want to speak at a future Women Connect session and share your story or expertise? Apply here.

Take a look at what Women Connect is all about in this highlight video.


July 20, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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