Women United


Women United is a group of community-minded women who provide the opportunities and support it takes to build successful lives through United Way’s building blocks of Health, Education, and Basic Needs.

Women United is currently focusing on a mentorship program: United We Grow. United We Grow is open to the community and we invite you to complete the registration form and profile below to be included in the program.  Women United quarterly breakfasts will focus on leadership, mentoring, and influence during 2024 and we invite all United We Grow mentors and mentees to join us for those breakfasts, either as a Women United member or as a guest. 

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Please join us for our next quarterly impact breakfast on Thursday, April 11th!  We will be continuing our education around mentoring and leadership, as well as sharing updates about United We Grow: A Mentoring Program for Women.  During our meeting, all attendees will take part in a facilitated learning session led by Nina Johnson, who is the Director of the Hobson Union at Bemidji State University.  Nina has significant experience with leadership and planning and she will guide the group through an exercise called “Beginning With The End in Mind”


Please RSVP for the event HERE, even if you are a Women United member, as we need an accurate headcount for breakfast.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on April 11th!


Women United Impact Breakfasts run 8:30-10:00 AM

Bemidji State University, Beaux Arts Ballroom

April 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

October 24, 2024


Congratulations to our 2023 Women United Tribute Award Recipients: Jill Beardsley, Jackie Stoffel, Angela Lyseng, JoDee Treat, Sharon Fruetel, and Audrey Thayer

Previous Women United Tribute Award Recipients:


Andrea Kent, Jeanne Edevold Larson, Diane Pittman, Noemi Aylesworth, Lori Paris


Samantha Nienow, Simone Senogles, Rebecca Hoffman, Cate Belleveau, Lou Ann Knorr


Sue Engel, Ruth Sherman, Joy Johnson, Andrea Kingbird, Rita Albrecht


Tiffany Fettig, Sandy Hennum, Tuleah Palmer, Jeri Francis, Julia Plum


Cynthia Borgen, Ashlea McMartin, Barb Houg, Riki Scheela, Robin Wold


Kayla Winkler, Becky Secore, Kay Mack, Natasha Kingbird, Sarah Guida


Jackie Stoffel, Jill Beardsley, Angela Lyseng, JoDee Treat, Sharon Fruetel, and Audrey Thayer