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:

  • Penny Wheeler, MD, president and CEO of Allina Health
  • Jim Smith, president and CEO, Thomson Reuters
  • 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.We are delighted to sponsor and host what has up until now been an annual conference for women in Thomson Reuters, now expanded to reach women outside the company.”

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

Check out the video below where Megan Granlund discusses Aspire to Lead, who should attend, and the benefits of attending.

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