News from Representative Tom Emmer



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Last night, my office wrapped up the last session of our Young Women Leadership Program (YWLP) series! Beginning in 2016, YWLP serves as an opportunity for young women from 9th to 12th grade throughout the Sixth District to meet and interact with professional women in the great state of Minnesota who have built successful careers. 

As the father of seven children, I had the duty of raising 6 boys and the privilege of raising one daughter, Katie. Being the middle child between all of her brothers gets crowded, so I always made sure Katie knew she was capable of absolutely anything. Now, as a representative in Congress, I have the opportunity to amplify this message which is how the Young Women’s Leadership Program started. I am honored to help connect young women to influential and successful mentors, so that they know they are capable of absolutely anything, just like I told Katie.  


Participants receiving a tour from event host, Jeanine Davis, owner of Minnesota Street Works.

YWLP participants are encouraged to take ownership of this experience, they lead the discussion with our gracious panelists who dedicate their time to share their insights. This year's participants were incredible, asking questions that I hadn’t even considered when I was their age. From inquiring about the challenges these women have had to overcome to succeed, to the proper networking etiquette, I was blown away by their curiosity and maturity. 


Congressman Emmer with panelists.

Last night’s panelists were Lt. Lori Ellering, of the St. Cloud Police Department; Ashley Kohls, Executive Director of the Minnesota Cattlemen's Association; and Julie Kimble, Founder and President of KimbleCo. Huge thanks to these successful Minnesotans for taking the time to share their insights with our participants! Without the partnership of our incredible panelists, YWLP would not be possible. 


Congressman Emmer with participants of YWLP.  

To learn more about YWLP and to inquire about participating next summer, click here

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