Develop relationships within this supportive group of women leaders who meet the third Friday morning of each month. The Women's Round Table provides a small, safe environment for women to: practice and refine skills, discuss challenges specific to women in positions of leadership, learn together and empower each other to take risks. Join us for a fun, engaging program driven by the needs of the group.
Kim Norton is a 28 year resident of Rochester, raising her four children here and where her community volunteer and non-profit work led her to run for school board in 1998. After eight years, one as board chair, she ran for office in the Minnesota Legislature, winning a seat in the House of Representatives in 2006. As a State Representative for ten years, Kim introduced many pieces of significant legislation including the Destination Medical Center (DMC) economic development project aimed at positioning Rochester as a premier location for health care. Because Kim wanted to help lead Rochester through the dramatic changes ahead, making sure that DMC works for the entire community, she applied and won a Bush Fellowship. The Bush Fellowship allowed her to complete a master’s degree at the University’s of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs focused on energy policy and leadership, as well as investigate communities noted for their sustainability and livability. She also sought to developed transformational leadership skills through the Women in Power executive education program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and the Rockwood Leadership Institute.
Other factoids and information:
Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska
B.S. from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Married to Randy Stone
Two grandchildren - Zoe and Henry Norton
**Please note that all presentations and content delivered within or in the promotion of Round Table meetings are entirely Round Table Chair and member/attendee driven. Any messaging and content conveyed within and for these meetings is in no way representative of the Chamber's views, ideals, or positioning.**
Members of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce are welcome to attend. In addition, prospective members are invited to attend twice before setting up a meeting to discuss whether Chamber membership is right for their organization.