Tuesday, March 27, 2018
3:30 to 5 p.m. | Social 5 to 6 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton & West Fargo Conference Center
In this fast-paced world, there is limited time for uncertainty and ambiguity. We need to say what we think to get what we want. Being assertive can be a win-win. Women need to use their strengths and wisdom to dictate their future. Learn and practice prioritizing what’s really important to you at this session. Participants will learn what it means to be assertive, tips for how to be assertive, why it is important, things to avoid while earning the respect of others and how to use the ever-important two letter word: No.'
This month's charity is the YWCA Cass Clay. Please consider bringing one of the following items to donate based on their current needs: paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues), Clorox wipes or 2T-3T children's clothing.
About the speaker
Erin has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA Cass Clay since 2008. The YWCA operates the largest emergency shelter serving women in children in North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota. Under her leadership, the organization has expanded programs to encompass a full array of housing services, including homeless prevention, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing. In 2016, the YWCA Cass Clay provided over 40,000 nights of shelter to women and children escaping violence and homelessness.
YWCA Cass Clay
Erin was selected to represent eight Midwest states on the YWCA USA National Board from 2010-2012 and served as the nonprofit representative on the United Way of Cass-Clay’s Board of Trustees from 2014-2017. Erin regularly speaks on women’s empowerment.
Prior to joining the YWCA Cass Clay, Erin was a field representative for U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan where she was responsible for outreach to municipalities, businesses and other groups throughout eastern North Dakota. Prior to that, Erin coordinated leadership programs for the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce.
A native of Wahpeton, North Dakota, she earned her B.A. in political science with a minor in social welfare from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Erin lives with her husband Darin Bjornson and their two children Sydney and Owen in West Fargo. She enjoys being active and spending time at the lake with family and friends.
Chamber Members: $25 in advance | $30 at the door
Non-Members: $35 in advance | $40 at the door