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Executive Director
VIA Ballinger Leafblad, Inc.
Writing as Healing Workshop
The Future
VIA Glenda Reed
Creating a Space Where All Can Thrive
Diversity, equity & inclusion is more than just a department for 26 Letters
VIA Pollen
Human Resources Recruiter
Science Museum of Minnesota
VIA Je Vang


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.


Give to the Max Day 2017
November 15, 2017

Match The Hive on Give to the Max Day and get a special Pollen reward.


Life Reimagined | Checkup
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Villa Rosa Room — 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
November 09, 2017
In every professional journey there’s a time when you hit the "What’s Next?" crossroad. Pollen and AARP have teamed up to bring Pollenites an in-depth, focused panel and workshop that will address this very question.

Nearly 350 gathered at Minneapolis Institute of Art on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, to celebrate this year's "50 Over 50" honorees—50 accomplished leaders from across Minnesota who are smashing stereotypes and living life on their own terms.