Strong Women

Today we featured 3 Strong Women on KAXE/KBXE - Teresa Kittridge from 100 Rural Women and Erica Bjelland and Rachel Juritsch from RREAL

They told us about the creating of a new mentorship program.  Who mentored you?  What did it add to your life - email us your stories!


In this podcast-only Strong Women conversation Heidi Holtan and Laura Connelly talk about books targeted to women's self esteem and podcasts they are listening to that break down the power structures in our country - Dolly Parton's America from WNYC and 1619 from the New York Times. 

Today we heard a conversation about many conversations between women invited to participate in our Strong Women segment.  These are the ideas we began with:

What are our cultural assumptions about women’s relationship with power, influence and authority and how does this show up in the way we talk?

The position women are placed in the socially defined hierarchy of power impacts and affects all aspects of our lives, our thoughts, our passions, the way we conduct ourselves, the way we talk and also the conduct of others towards us.

From the write up at the 2019 Rural Arts and Culture Summit in Grand Rapids Thursday October 3rd-5th

WE CAN! Working Towards Equity in Rural Communities through Female-led Artistic Interventions and Creative Action

Ashley Hanson, Lauren Carlson, Cassie Williams, Esmeralda Hernandez, Saara Raapana, (Women’s Empowerment Creative Action Network)

On August 5th of 2019 Barbara McDonald became the 13th president of The College of St. Scholastica.  With a background in leadership and higher education administration and a long career with the MN State Colleges and Universities System including North Hennepin Community College Itasca Community College and Rainy River Community College in International Falls.