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Valley Natural Foods
VIA Mary Peterson
Breakfast of Champions: Carolyn Smallwood
The CEO of Way to Grow on how to be a knockout leader
VIA Pollen
E4E Minneapolis for Reviving Sisterhood
Eat for Equity Minneapolis
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Pollen helps people break down barriers to build better connected communities. Founded in a belief that connecting is about more than exchanging business cards, we share the stories behind individuals, turn opportunities into realities, and champion getting off the couch to learn about the world.


A Letter from Pollen’s Editors: What you can expect this March
March 8, 2017


Confronting White Supremacy in the Workplace
Minneapolis American Indian Center | 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
May 11, 2017
Pollen and Twin Cities Daily Planet bring together industry leaders and equity experts for a discussion about how whiteness informs organizational culture and what we can do day-to-day to build more equitable work cultures.

On March 28, 2017, Pollenites came together to push a sincere conversation about why we deserve more than to fall back into “business as usual” after life comes crashing into us. To prepare for the future of work, we must construct a new architecture where every rung of scaffolding is reinforced to protect and support all women from the aftershocks of their gender implications.