Christine Beech

Episode 127: WE Forum: Women in Leadership: Building on Your Strengths


This week we break down a recent women’s entrepreneurial event in the community organized by Christine Beech of the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Heather Holmes of Rochester Economic Development Inc. (RAEDI). This panel event was focused on “Women in Leadership- Building on your Strengths.” The panel featured five amazingly powerful women in the community including: Melissa Brinkman, CEO of Custom Alarm/Custom Communications; Lisa Clarke, Executive Director of the DMC Economic Development Agency; Kathleen Harrington, President of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce; Kim Norton, Mayor of Rochester; and Cindy Steinhauser, Director of Community Development with the City of Rochester. This was another amazing and much needed event for women entrepreneurs that touched on many topics including self-deprecation in women, tokenism, the value of mentorship, bad bosses, not asking permission, and embracing power to enact change. 

If you missed the event, of course listen in to this podcast for a recap! You can also watch the recorded Facebook live stream on the WE Forum #rochmn Facebook page.  


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Episode 124: Strong Women Creating Value

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This week on the podcast we wrap up our “Strong Women Creating Value” Series for Women’s History Month, sharing the stories of four strong female leaders in the community. Each of these women was nominated for the series from their peers based on their valuable contributions to the community. Join us today as we hear the stories of Christine Beech, Executive Director of the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies; Danielle Teal, Founder of Caring Acts of Kindness Everywhere; Amanda Steele and Brittany Baker, Owners of MedCity Doulas; and Stacy Lequire, Owner of Vitality Chiropractic.

Join us on our website at for more stories about these strong women!


Links from the show today:


Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies


Facebook: @kabarasmumn

Twitter: @kabarasmumn


Caring Acts of Kindness Everywhere

Facebook: @cakerochmn


MedCity Doulas


Facebook: @medcitydoulas

Twitter: @medcitydoulas

Instagram: @medcitydoulas


Vitality Chiropractic


Facebook: @vitalitychiropracticandmassage