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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

- CDT
The Power and Potential of Intergenerational Leadership Teams
Will Kitchen
Will Kitchen
Winona State University, Director - StartUp Winona State
N'Dri Diby
N'Dri Diby
Live Give Save, Data Analyst Engineer
Megan Geelan
Megan Geelan
Live.Give.Save. with Spave, Business/Financial Analyst Intern
Tom Gabriel
Tom Gabriel
LiveGiveSave, Chief Brand Officer
Stephany Beck
Stephany Beck
Live.Give.Save, Marketing Lead Intern
Susan Langer
Susan Langer
Live.Gives.Save., Inc., Founder & CEO
Margaret Bransford
Margaret Bransford
St. Olaf College, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship & Outreach
Christine Beech
Christine Beech
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Ex Dir of the Kabara Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies

To get the best thinking while relaunching our product with limited resources, we engaged The E1 Collaborative in Southeast MN to attract superstar interns from renown higher-ed institutions. COVID-19 caused corporate internship programs to tank, leaving top talent in the lurch to seek alternative opportunities. We engaged entrepreneurship programs at St. Olaf, St. Mary’s and Winona State to identify students who aligned with our needs. We then linked each intern with a seasoned leader on our team as a mentor, but also to gather valuable knowledge about our target market, audience and product roadmap. Our aim was to marry the wisdom of seasoned leaders with the fresh ideas and insights from emerging leaders, who also represent a segment of our target audience. Our session would include a virtual panel comprised of school representatives, interns and LGS leaders. The goal would be to share the experience of this intergenerational leadership model.