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Bree Langemo, J.D.

President of Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (eli)

As President of Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI), Bree Langemo leads the national strategy for partnership development. As Dean of Business, Public Service & Social Sciences at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Bree helped coordinate the roll-out of the Ice House as a required student success course with extraordinary results. This inspired the development of ELI’s newest product, the Ice House Student Success Program, a student success course that inspires and engages students using the entrepreneurial mindset to teach the perseverance and determination needed to succeed in school and in life.

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Sandi Piatz

Director and site leader of MICROSOFT, fargo campus

Sandi has been in the technology industry for almost 20 years working in startup software companies, national technology consulting firms, and Microsoft. Today, as the Site Leader for Microsoft, Sandi and her team lead the Fargo campus, which includes working on initiatives to drive growth, carrying out site operations, engaging with customers & partners, developing employee culture & moral, supporting recruitment efforts across business groups, and running the campus’s philanthropic and STEM programs. Sandi has a Master’s in Business and is currently working on her Master’s in Leadership. Sandi is a true believer that great things happen when people work together to achieve a common goal.

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Nancy Hafkin, Ph.D.

Author and Technological Pioneer

Dr. Nancy Hafkin has been working to promote information technology in Africa and other developing areas, with a particular emphasis on gender, for four decades. She was Chief of Research in the Women and Development Program at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Ethiopia— the first international program of its kind in the world. The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park (UK) features a poster of Nancy and her work in its new Women in Computing Gallery that aims to inspire more girls to take up computing as a career.

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Carol E. Johnson

Attorney at Law

Carol is a designated Super Lawyer in the practice areas of Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and she received the 2015 Nationally Ranked Top 10 North Dakota Attorney Award presented by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. She is also involved with the North Dakota Lawyer's Assistance Program, assisting peers whose professional responsibilities are being impacted by mental health or substance abuse issues. Carol is a past chairperson of the Inquiry Committee Northeast, a facet of the State Bar Association Disciplinary Board, and a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers Of America. 

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Bethlehem Gronneberg

Founder and CEO of uCodeGirl

Bethlehem Gronneberg founded and is Chief Executive Officer of uCodeGirl. She is most passionate about working with young women to forge pathways to careers in technology and making sure women are not under-represented in 21st century jobs and tech-executive positions.