News & Events

News & Events

2019 Vicki Decker Scholarship Presentation

Vicki Decker, Founding Chair of Women in Business, is the Career Services Director Emerita of Winona State University. Vicki has always been passionate about nurturing and promoting women, encouraging them to achieve their full potential. She has sponsored scholarships for women in aviation and for students to study abroad so they can expand their horizons. She has been a part of the Winona community since coming here for college. She has held professional offices at the state and national level and has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Vicki always says one of her most prized recognition’s was when she was honored by WIB with the scholarship and we are honored to have her at our June Luncheon to present our 2019 Scholarship Awards. Please join us to celebrate our recipients and network!

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT
Nate and Ally’s
109 E 3rd Street
Winona, MN 55987

Corrective Exercises

Shellie Nelson is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and has advanced degrees in Human Performance and Leadership. Shellie has been providing healthcare to athletes and teaching Injury Recognition, Rehabilitation, and Kinesiology in higher education for 35 years. Her unique teaching experiences, professional training and ability to analyze human movement allow her to assist her clients with decreasing pain, while increasing strength and flexibility to allow more efficient and pain free movement.

Shellie will discuss acute (new) and chronic (long term) injuries.  She will explain how your body compensates for pain or injury focusing on workplace issues.  Corrective Exercises at Infinity Chiropractic can assist you in reducing pain, improving motion, and returning you to the activities you love.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

What is Essentialism?

April 18th at noon, learn about how to become an essentialist!

When people ask you how you are doing is your immediate response, “I’m so busy!”

  • Are you feeling stretched too thin by the competing demands of career, family and community involvement?
  • Do you feel overworked and underutilized?
  • Do you feel you are majoring in minor activities?
  • Do you ever feel busy but not productive?  

If you answered yes to any (or all) of these, the way out is the way of the Essentialist. What is the way of the Essentialist? The relentless pursuit of “less but better” and doing so in a disciplined way!  

Who are Essentialists?

Essentialists have learned that it is not about just getting things done, but how to focus on “the vital few” so that we get the only the right things done!   What we say “no” to is oftentimes more important than what we say “yes” to and applies to both strategic planning and operational decision making.

In this session, Rod and Ann, both repeat “over committers”, will share how they have found relief and sanity in their personal and professional lives by applying the principles from Greg McKeown’s book “Essentialism:  The Disciplined Pursuit of Less”. You will discover the secret of how Essentialist think and what they do differently and how you can apply these principles to your own life.

Rod Baker, Director of Continuous Systems Improvement, Winona Health

Ann MacDonald, Director of Learning and Development, Winona Health

Register For the Event by Monday April 15th at noon for your lunch.


Samantha Strand – Garage Co-Work Space

Samantha Strand, Executive Director of the Garage Co-Work Space will be speaking on On March 21, 2019 for the Winona Women in Business luncheon.

The Garage Co-Work Space is a professional shared workspace and a collaborative community to move your business forward. Rent a desk or conference room space to be a part of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and increase productivity and innovation. With business programming for personal and professional development, The Garage Co-Work Space is a connection hub to elevate work. The best part? Co-working is for companies of all sizes and there are so many benefits for the companies and community it’s in.

Make your reservation for the WIB Winona luncheon by noon on March 18, 2019.

Click Here to Make Your Reservation

Learn more about The Garage Co-Work Space Now!

Women In Business luncheons are held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Nate and Ally’s, 109 East 3rd St, Winona.