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      Strong Women, Strong Coffee - Leading with Community in Fargo

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      July 26, 2019

      Friday   8:00 AM

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      Strong Women, Strong Coffee - Leading with Community

      Coffee in one hand, confidence in the other.Join us as we seek out ways to support and empower one another while learning from women in leadership roles who are offering to get personal. Hosted quarterly, Strong Women, Strong Coffee welcomes women, wherever you’re at, and helps build character and strength so you can present the best versions of yourselves. Strong Women, Strong Coffee is programming offered in the Fargo community, brought to you by the North Dakota Women’s Business Center. Breakfast included. Beverages provided by Red River Coffee Co. *Discounts available for NDWBC Women's Leadership Program Alumni and North Dakota Certified Women-Owned Businesses. Meet the Panelists Annie Wood Annie Wood is committed to doing community building work in our community and region. She is driven by the belief that people need meaningful connections to other people in order to find a sense of belonging in the world.  Annie is engaged in making Fargo-Moorhead the kind of community she wants to live in by contributing, creating, and connecting.  Annie believes in lifelong learning and is passionate about providing opportunities for meaningful connections in the community. Her work as the Associate Director for Student Life at Minnesota State University Moorhead is the perfect blend of education and community building as she helps students learn through meaningful experiences on campus and in the community. Aneela Idnani Aneela Idnani is Cofounder & President of HabitAware. For more than 20 years, Aneela hid her battle with compulsive hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), a mental health condition. After sharing this secret, HabitAware created Keen, a smart bracelet, that uses gesture detection technology to bring awareness to hair pulling, skin picking, and nail-biting disorders. With awareness, people can “Retrain the Brain” to healthier coping mechanisms. Aneela is a mental health advocate, raising awareness of these very common yet unknown conditions. HabitAware is partly funded by an NIH/SBIR research grant and was named one of TIME Magazine's 2018 Best Inventions. Sarah Dixon-Hackey Sarah Dixon-Hackey is an Adjunct Business Professor and Tobacco Prevention Project Manager for Clay County Public Health. When she's not grading papers or working to influence public policy through education, she serves as Chair of the Fargo-Moorhead Out of the Darkness Walks. Utilizing her skills of inclusion, knowledge building, and organic connection, she works with talented volunteers and community members to bring awareness to the issue of suicide prevention. Dixon-Hackey also serves as Social Media Ambassador for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and has traveled across the state to lead school systems through the AFSP's "More Than Sad" mental health training program. Moderator, Danielle Teigen Danielle Teigen is the deputy editor at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. She graduated from NDSU with degrees in journalism and management communication as well as a master's degree in mass communication. She is an alum of the United Way's 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program and the author of "Hidden History of Fargo." She serves as president of the North Dakota Professional Communicators as well as president of the Hope Blooms board of directors. She lives in Fargo with her husband and two kids.

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