Early career and top executives. Nonprofits, small business owners, entrepreneurs. Social change groups.
Katie is founder of Envision Lab in Mankato, Minnesota where she helped launch HerVision, a nonprofit focused on women’s entrepreneurial and leadership development. She brings vast experience in experiential education, community engagement, participatory leadership, strategic systems change, and higher education to her work. She’s worked with women, immigrant and refugee communities, youth, veterans, and students. Katie holds degrees in Urban and Regional Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Nonprofit Leadership and in 2013, completed the Leadership, Organizing, Action: Leading Change program at Harvard Kennedy School with Marshall Ganz. She focuses a majority of her work on the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota regions, but travels to wherever her skills and expertise can be used. Katie is a board member of Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota and has had the honor of working with the Minnesota Council of Churches; Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services; Lutheran Social Services; YouthLink; Think Small; Partners for Affordable Housing; Veteran’s Resiliency Project of MN; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter; Blandin Foundation and Bush Foundation.