Events &
Speaking Engagements

andrea jauli

Andrea Jauli

Director, Client Experience

diane hummon

Diane Hummon

Interview Specialist

March 10, 2020 – March 12, 2020

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion


This three-day annual conference is a premier learning opportunity at the cutting-edge of the diversity, equity, and inclusion landscape. Throughout The Forum, there will be workshops, seminars, general sessions, spotlight sessions, and a continuous Marketplace of Ideas.


Several Menttium team members will be in attendance to learn, network, and provide information on our capabilities and mission at our booth (#903).

Missy Chicre

Missy Chicre

SVP, Business Development & Product Innovation

ocea bicha

Ocea Bicha

Director, Client Experience

March 10, 2020

Women’s History Month Networking Event


US Bank is hosting an after-hours networking event aimed at connecting professional women in the metro area during Women’s History Month. During the event, there will be activities for personal inspiration, networking and connection-building opportunities.

Menttium team members will be networking during the event as well as hosting a table on behalf of our organization.

Lynn Sontag

Lynn Sontag

CEO and Owner

March 18, 2020 – March 20, 2020

WBL Leadership Summit


This Summit is the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation’s annual meeting and the opportunity for senior executive women from across the health care industry to network and continue to improve their businesses. Our CEO, Lynn Sontag, is a member of the organization, and will be attending the event with other top executive women from the healthcare industry.


This will be a fantastic learning and networking opportunity, and Lynn is looking forward to taking in cutting-edge content during the breakout sessions.

Past Events



Executive Coaching in Organizations Conference

Presented by University of St. Thomas: Opus College of Business


For the second year in a row, Menttium supported this conference by joining with coaches and leaders on the power of investing in talent for the future, and hosted a booth showcasing our mentoring programs and resources.


MN High Tech Association


TechTalent is intended to build ongoing dialogue among educators, employers and talent providers as we work to solve the workforce challenge together. The goal of this event was for attendees to leave with a richer understanding of the factors that influence our pool of available talent, what skills companies require new hires to have, and what employees at all levels need to feel engaged and committed in a company.

Katie Hendrickson from our senior leadership team was in attendance, and was able to connect with other leaders to discuss the importance of developing and retaining key talent in our workplaces.


MSPBJ BizWomen Mentoring Monday


This event, hosted by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, offered attendees the opportunity to choose from about 45 highly successful mentors – including our CEO Lynn Sontag – for short conversations in a speed mentoring-like setting.

Mentors were selected by the MSPBJ for being the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one and group coaching sessions. Lynn was able to spend the entire morning encouraging and guiding bright young professionals, and looks forward to participating in similar events hosted by the MSPBJ.



Executive Coaching in Organizations Conference

Presented by University of St. Thomas: Opus College of Business


As an exhibitor, we participated in this interactive conference focused on presenting the latest research, case studies, practical strategies, and interactive discussions on the topic of using coaching to create high impact leaders.


TEDxMinneapolis: Piece Together


Claiming our identities, we reveal our strengths and what makes us unique. By sharing our knowledge, our experiences, and our true selves, we discover what is common among us. We cannot connect without listening. Through empathy, we learn how each piece comes together.


Menttium participated in this TEDx event as a Campfire level sponsor.


The Forum on Workplace Inclusion: Bridging the Gap

Presented by University of St. Thomas


For 31 years, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® (The Forum) has served as a convening hub for those seeking to grow professional leadership and effectiveness skills in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion by engaging people, advancing ideas, and igniting change.


The Forum expands mindsets, skill sets, and tool sets necessary for true workplace inclusion, which is why we were excited to participate in this event as an exhibitor.


Mentorship Strategies Workshop

Presented by AscendNAAMBA, U.S. Bank and Menttium


The Mentorship Strategies Workshop was created to support the development of Asians and other professionals of color during Asian Heritage Month in the Twin Cities metro area. This session provided participants with best practices and tools to develop and support successful one-on-one and group mentoring. Through our “A Strong Start to Your Mentoring Experience” session, participants were able to develop mentoring goals and an action plan to move forward.



Circle of Women 2019: YWCA Minneapolis


Circle of Women celebrates the power of women, children and families in our community to propel greater social and economical change. Together, we can create unlimited possibilities for all. The Menttium team experienced this signature event with 1,200+ like-minded individuals and businesses committed to eliminating racism and empowering women and girls.



Business Storytelling – Workshop at St. Catherine University

Presented by Jean Storlie, Owner of Storlietelling, LLC and Menttium Mentor


Menttium and Storlietelling, LLC partnered with St. Catherine University to facilitate an interactive workshop on the power of business storytelling.


Menttium mentor Jean Storlie led a dynamic session on how to identify story gems through your own experiences, find the deeper meaning and apply them in your interactions to capture the hearts and minds of your audiences – consumers, customers, employees, or business partners.


Stay in the Game: Hosted by Menttium and inQUEST Consulting


Keeping talent is a competitive business. That’s why we’re bringing together two industry experts to uncover exciting new ways to give today’s talent what they need and want—an environment where they feel engaged and included and a clear pathway for development and growth.

Menttium CEO Lynn Sontag and VP, Client Value Missy Chicre moderated the event, along with inQUEST CEO Scott Hoesman and Senior Partner Gloria Cotton. Panelists included Al Johnson, Grainger; Shunda Robinson, GM Financial; and Kimberly Svoboda, Aspiration Catalyst.


NAFE Twin Cities Women’s Leadership Summit 2019


The Twin Cities has created a uniquely successful business landscape, bringing together the seat of the state government, education, healthcare and 20 Fortune 500 companies. This also brings top talent into the market. What’s going to get the best women to those top leadership positions?

It certainly isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, but a combination of factors, skills and work to realize and harness opportunities. The right combination varies for each woman, but at the core, authenticity, resilience, a strong voice are what’s needed for women to excel. These leadership traits allow women to regain their power, and strive for what’s beyond their current roles.

At the NAFE Twin Cities Women’s Leadership Summit, our Vice President of Client Value, Missy Chicre, moderated the executive panel.


IGNITE: Women-Owned Business Expo 2019


IGNITE provides a venue for women-owned businesses to exhibit their products and services to the supplier diversity professionals searching for them. Come meet your goals through face-to-face networking with customers and vendors. While you are there, share and learn from the diversity programs implemented by your peers and gain valuable strategies and tactics for completing the women-owned business certification process. Be a part of creating more opportunities for women’s economic advancement.

Menttium participated as an exhibitor.



Aspire to Lead: Presented by Thompson Reuters


Aspire to Lead brings together powerful speakers, skill building workshops and networking opportunities for a one day conference that inspires women to lead with confidence in their companies and communities.

Menttium participated as a sponsor of this event.


EmERGe Leadership Summit Dallas 2019: Eyes on Innovation and Intersectionality


Previously branded as Network & Affinity Leadership Congress (NALC), EmERGe Leadership Summit provided a balanced blend of building the critical competencies of ERG leaders, as well as providing action-oriented practices and tools to effectively guide and connect work to advancing an organization’s business goals.

Shunda Robinson, Global Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, GM Financial and Menttium Mentor, moderated a session.


Summit 2019: Human Resources Management Association of Chicago


SUMMIT 2019 was HRMAC’s flagship event and provided a forum for Chicago-based HR professionals and service providers from every corner of the city the to network, learn, connect and grow on a scale that’s only possible at the industry’s premier annual event.


Menttium participated as an exhibitor and is a member of HRMAC.

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