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The Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Forum:
Going Virtual in 2020!

TRUST Virtual FORUM | October 27, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

NEW - Virtual Awards Celebration | October 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Get Ready! The TRUST annual Forum is going virtual for 2020!

The TRUST annual Forum is set to be an extraordinary program filled with inspiration, celebration and empowerment for women in healthcare—virtually! As this year’s theme of “Together We Rise” rings truer than ever before, hundreds will gather virtually to focus on resiliency, growth and health for all.

Set for October 27, 2020 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, you won’t want to miss this innovative TRUST program. Join in our 40+ year tradition while we recognize the outstanding contributions of 18 women in Minnesota healthcare, celebrate the 21st Century Pinnacle Leader Awardee and offer an inspiring message around the power we have to overcome challenges and inspire change and health in our communities. See below to purchase tickets for this one-of-a-kind celebration!

New: Get the party started early—for free! Join us for our Awards Celebration on October 13, 2020 at noon as we celebrate our 18 Awardees in Collaboration/Partnerships, Health/Wellbeing, Innovation/Technology, Leadership and Volunteer/Community Engagement categories. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about each of our awardees as we set the stage for our main event happening on October 27th. Register for this free event here.

To provide a safe and healthy environment for all our guests, the TRUST’s annual FORUM is moving to a virtual platform. All previously purchased sponsorships, tickets and other purchases will be honored on the new date. Please email for more information.

Keynote Presenter: Julie Gilbert

Julie Gilbert is a Senior Advisor in the Minneapolis Office of McKinsey & Company. She has extensive experience driving strategy and transformations across many different industries, including: technology, healthcare, retail, financial services, entertainment, fitness, consumer products, banking, services, manufacturing, and oil and gas- all of which technology was leveraged for speed, scale, connection, and intelligence.

Her recent experiences include:

  • Serving as Founder, CEO, and Chair of the Board for a global SaaS encrypted communication mobile technology company
  • Building 5 unique customer segment businesses in digital and retail formats as a Fortune 50 Senior Vice President in charge of Growth and Innovation, of which 80% are multi-billion revenue businesses and are still in profitable growth mode
  • Leading several enterprise digital business transformations with a strong direct to consumer business model and cultural inclusion expansions for Fortune 500 B2C and B2B organizations and start-ups

Julie’s leadership building multi-billion revenue digital and ecosystem businesses and transforming businesses to serve the female consumer and employee has been profiled globally by Harvard Business Review, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland, Bloomberg, Business Week, Time, and many other periodicals along with 27 books. She is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow, and has been a frequent TED keynote speaker on unorthodox business paradox, transformational, and diversity/inclusion reinvention.

Julie is an active CPA, and holds both a MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Minnesota. She has deep board experience, and is currently a Trustee for the University of Minnesota and St. Thomas University School of Business boards. She is also a board member on the Asbury Communities and Child Neurology healthcare organizations.

Program Highlights

Awards Celebration (FREE)
October 13 @ 12:00 pm

October 27 @ 4:30 pm

  • Learn how women are paving the way in healthcare in the areas of technology, leadership, community engagement and collaboration
  • Celebrate the TRUST 2020 Award Recipients
  • Hear how you can join the effort and rise together to help those in our community struggling with food insecurity and domestic violence.

    Register Here for Awards Celebration
  • Be inspired by renowned speaker, Julie Gilbert, with her address focused on resiliency, overcoming challenges and the power we hold to change the health of our community
  • Recognize the 21st Century Pinnacle Leader Awardee, Andrea Walsh, for her outstanding contributions to healthcare
  • Celebrate 18 Minnesota women making extraordinary impacts in the areas of collaboration/partnerships, health/wellbeing, innovation/technology, leadership and volunteerism.
  • World premiere of the TRUST ‘Together We Rise’ video

    Register Here for Forum

Together We Rise: Supporting the efforts to end Domestic Violence and Food Insecurity

Join the TRUST as we rise together to help support those in the community working to end food insecurity and domestic violence. Our TRUST board has pledged over $8,500 to support these two organizations—and we hope you will join in this effort.

Second Harvest Heartland – Fresh Produce Initiative

It’s estimated that each season, 20 billion pounds of surplus produce is wasted in the United States. Last year, Second Harvest Heartland sourced more than 7 million pounds of 20 different types of produce from Minnesota growers. Unfortunately, fresh produce is still out of reach for as many as 1 in 11 hungry Minnesotans because of cost or access. Not only does fresh produce support a balanced diet, but it plays an important role in the prevention, treatment and recovery of many chronic health conditions.

With your support, Second Harvest Heartland will work with their food resource partners to increase the amount of produce to help improve health outcomes for the 1 in 8 Minnesotans and 1 in 5 Minnesota children experiencing food insecurity. You can learn more about Second Harvest Heartland by visiting To donate, please visit the TRUST Forum charity drive page HERE.

Domestic Abuse Project

For over 40 years, the Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) has been building communities free from violence by providing holistic healing for every member of the family impacted by domestic violence. DAP provides counseling, education, case management and crisis intervention to give families the tools to transform their lives. DAP also collaborates with communities and educates public policy makers to strengthen the response to domestic violence.

With your support, DAP will not only be able to continue critical work to provide pathways to safety and health for those impacted by domestic violence, but they will also be able to meet the current moment – both the rise in needs and the call to embrace innovative means to partner in community healing. You can learn more about DAP by visiting To donate, please visit the DAP online giving page HERE and note “2020 TRUST Forum” in the campaign notes section.

Registration Information

Awards Celebration (FREE)
October 13, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Open to TRUST members and nonmembers.

Grab your lunch for this celebratory program where we will highlight 18 outstanding women in Minnesota healthcare and learn how women are influencing the areas of health, technology, leadership and volunteerism.

Registration is required for this free, virtual event.


Awards Celebration

October 27, 2020 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Open to TRUST members and nonmembers.

Registration is now open for individuals. For information on group purchases, visit here.

Please note the following

  • Use Chrome or Firefox as your browers for optiumum user experience when purchasing tickets
  • All tickets previously purchased for the Forum original scheduled for April 21st, will be honored on October 27th with partial refund provided. Please email for additional information.

TRUST Member: $25.00

Nonmember: $35.00

SPECIAL TRUST MEMBERSHIP OFFER: This year, the TRUST is offering a membership discount ($35.00 off) when new nonmembers purchase a ticket to our annual Forum event. A discount code will be available to new nonmembers after the Forum ticket purchase is completed.


Register Here

Cancellation Policy

Individual program registrations may be cancelled.

  • Attendees who purchased tickets prior to June 1, 2020 for the Forum originally scheduled for April 21st are eligible to receive a partial or full refund. Please email for arrangements.
  • All purchases made after June 1st must provide notice at least 3 business days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund minus a $10 administrative fee. Please fill out the cancellation form here.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to align your business with this premier event, now with the opportunity for DOUBLE exposure at both our virtual Forum and Awards Celebration.

Visit our sponsorship page to learn more about levels and ways that you can be engaged!

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors:

Keynote Sponsor:

Keystone Sponsors:

Cornerstone Sponsors:

Capstone Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Gold Plus and Gold Sponsors:

Hennepin Healthcare Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Emerald Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Anthem, Inc.
Be The Match/ National Marrow Donor Program
St. Francis Regional Medical Center
Safenet Consulting
Fathom Consulting (formerly Evantage)
Sobi, Inc.- North America
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Mayo Clinic
Ryan Companies
Fulcrum Health

Bronze Sponsors:

Hollstadt Consulting
Korn Ferry

In Kind Sponsors:

Media Sponsor:

Marketing/Design Sponsor:

Photography Sponsor:

CC Photos Arts

Video Sponsor:



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