- Beauty & The Bias
May 17, 2018
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shifting the perception of female leaders in the workplace is a marathon, not a sprint. Get in the race now by joining a positive and empowering conversation on May 17th with AAFCM as we host our second annual panel discussion with a diverse group of Minnesota business women.
It should go without saying that this is not about waging war against men. It’s about amplifying incredible female talent. It’s about understanding that we’re all in this together. From corporate America to small business ownership, we’ll cover what it takes to knock down both real and perceived walls women face at work, online and beyond.
This is one event you don’t want to miss!
PS: There will be wine & appetizers, too.
Meet the Panelists
Mary Bruno, Owner, Bruno Press
Innovator, Letterpress printer & Rockstar; Bruno Press
Mary grew up in a small town in Central Minnesota, she is a printer and learned her love of printing from her Design professor father Don Bruno. Since his passing in 2003 she has taken over his small letterpress print shop in St. Joseph, Minnesota and expanded, both physically and figuratively. Mary has an irreverent line of greeting cards and more that is sold nationwide and she teaches the old school tradition of letterpress printing the way her father taught her.
She organizes international traveling art exhibitions with printers all over the world. She carves linoleum and hand sets wood and lead type to make posters, broadsides, and anything that she comes up with. Mary is a community go-getter and loves to collaborate with other printers, poets, musicians, kids, other designers, you name it. Printing her designs is what feeds her soul along with travel and meeting new people.
Talisha Barlow, St. Cloud Police Officer
Kayla Strand, Founder, INDY Foundation
Shannon Essler-Petty, Assistant Professor, CSB/SJU
Chelsea Brink, Freelance Designer + Art Director
Chelsea Brink is a human being who makes a living as a freelance designer and creative person. She is enthusiastic about bold type, design with intention and has an aggressive taste for the rainbow. After graduating from the University of Minnesota and working in Minneapolis for a couple years, she moved to Philadelphia for a job at the branding firm 160over90. That job quickly relocated her to sunny Southern California where she lived for many years and worked for clients like UCLA and Headspace. She returned to Minneapolis in 2016 with the vibrancy of Los Angeles packed in her stereotypical Toyota Prius. Since then, she’s worked with a handful a great agencies and clients like Adventure Advertising, Knock, Inc, Target and Still Kickin. In her free time she finds herself feeding her creative appetite by letterpress printing, looking at art, vintage hunting and petting all the pups.
Venue: Senate/Congress at Kelly Inn
Venue Phone: (320) 258-8406