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SDGs in Action: Gender Equality
27 April 2022 - minneapolis

SDG of the Month: Gender Equality

SDG 5, Gender Equality, is working towards;

  • Ending discrimination and violence against women and girls
  • Eliminating harmful practices such as child marriage
  • Recognizing and valuing unpaid care and domestic work 
  • Ensuring participation in leadership and decision making 
  • Ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights

Achieving gender equality is crucial to realizing many of the SDGs – after all you cannot expect to achieve any global goal if half the world’s population is not fully empowered. And evidence shows that women’s participation makes peace agreements stronger, societies more resilient and economies more vigorous.

In honor of the SDG of the month and International Women’s Day, we would like to recognize the amazing women that surround Impact Hub MSP. Thank you to our staff and volunteers who make things happen at Impact Hub and beyond! (Not to mention our amazing board, advisors and members who aren’t listed). If you don’t already know these amazing women – you should!

  • Katie Kalkman – Not only is Katie our fierce Executive Director – she has been a part of six startups, including Folk School Warroad, and has worked with entrepreneurs from all over the world!
  • Shannon Fitzgerald – Leads our work with @ChameleonShoppes and is finishing up her MBA at the Carlson School of Management in Innovation, Strategy and Community.
  • Bailey Johnson – Working her dream job in Events & Marketing with Impact Hub MSP!
  • Stacy Reynolds – Joined the Hub as a volunteer and now works as a part time Community Host – while also teaching French and building her own social venture; @TheLanguageLearningCOOP
  • Tina Pfau Gonzales – Volunteers with the Hub and @MNBLocal, has her own consulting business and recently joined @SeasonedSpecialtyFoods as their Account Executive
  • Safa Gaman – Volunteers with 1 Million Cups and supports Hub events while working Full Time as a Global Wellness Program Manager with Optum
  • Terri Barreiro – Co-founded Impact Hub, teaches social entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota, works as a Principal at @CogentConsluting, is a published author, I could go on and on.

Thank you all!