August 11, 2015

Thomson Reuters Hosts One-Day Conference for Women Leaders Featuring Minnesota CEOs

Aspire to Lead to be held October 20 at the Prom Center in Oakdale, Minn.

EAGAN, Minn.  – Thomson Reuters will host a group of top Minnesota CEOs presenting at Aspire to Lead, a one-day conference aimed at inspiring and coaching women to take more active leadership roles in their work and communities. The event will be held October 20, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Prom Center in Oakdale, Minn.

Speakers, panelists and moderators will include:

  • Jim Smith, president and CEO, Thomson Reuters
  • Penny Wheeler, MD, president and CEO of Allina Health
  • Scott P. Anderson, CEO and president of Patterson Companies
  • Deirdre Stanley, executive vice president and general counsel, Thomson Reuters
  • Sarena Lin, president of Cargill Feed and Nutrition

Aspire to Lead will include lunch and a networking reception following the program.

Aspire to Lead will inspire women at all stages of their careers to pursue leadership roles with confidence and drive to make the greatest possible impact on their companies, communities, and families,” said Megan Granlund, head of Customer Insight at Thomson Reuters and chair of its Women & Leadership employee resource group. In the past, Aspire to Lead has been an annual event that benefits women in Thomson Reuters. We are delighted to expand the reach to include women outside our company.”

Registration fee is $100 before Aug. 31, $125 after Aug. 31. Learn more at

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