Signature Women's Networking Luncheon; How to Create Shared Success with Rhoda Olsen, CEO of Great Clips

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Name: Signature Women's Networking Luncheon; How to Create Shared Success with Rhoda Olsen, CEO of Great Clips
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Professional women from across the Twin Cities are coming together for the Encourage Her Network women's networking luncheon. Join us Monday, May 15th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, near the Mall of America for an afternoon of powerful networking. REGISTER NOW!

First time guest? Register using promo code SISTER for $20 OFF your ticket. 

Make the most of your lunch hour at Encourage Her Network.

Network with the Twin Cities' most encouraging women who are founders, creators, connectors, and women who mean business. Smart women stay connected!


Get to know our keynote speaker!

Rhoda Olsen, CEO of Great Clips, Inc.


A seasoned business leader, Olsen began consulting with Great Clips, Inc. in 1984. These were the early days for this Minnesota-based brand, which opened its first location in 1982. The first franchised Great Clips salon opened in 1983. During her time as a consultant, Olsen helped develop and deliver the brand’s inaugural franchisee orientation program and an operations manual.


Olsen joined the corporate team as vice president of human resources and training in 1987. She also became an owner. Over the years, she assumed additional responsibility for several other functional areas including marketing, communications, operations, and facilities and purchasing. She was named president in 1998 and transitioned to CEO in 2011.




As CEO, Olsen has grown Great Clips from 1,000 salons in 1998 to more than 4,000 salons across the United States and Canada by 2016. During that time, Great Clips also grew system revenues four-fold, increasing from $200 million to more than a billion dollars. Today, Great Clips is the world’s largest salon brand with locations in more than 180 markets across North America. Great Clips, Inc. employs 250 corporate staff.


Olsen used her business acumen and passion to set Great Clips on the road to success, evidenced by more than 49 straight quarters of growth. She is known for her analytical skills and her keen sense of what people need to be successful.


Also known for her down-to-earth style, Olsen is often found serving beverages and snacks to staff and visitors alike. She is rarely seen without a bag of M&M’s® nearby. She is loved by many, including franchisees, their stylists, vendors and Great Clips, Inc.’s 250 corporate employees.


Starting January 1, 2018, Olsen will transition from CEO to vice-chair on the Great Clips board of directors.



  1. Power of Personal Vision
  2. Leadership in Today’s World:  It’s not about having all the answers but about asking the right questions.
  3. Lessons Learned:  Stories from my attempts to balance family, personal development and career growth.






Each one of us can make a positive lasting impact in the lives of others. Our community is full of purpose-driven women who believe in bringing awareness to good causes. Our May community spotlight will feature the Phakamani Foundation.


The Phakamani Foundation was started in 2007 to empower poor women in South Africa to succeed at micro-enterprise. By giving guidance, training, support and access to capital, the Phakamani Foundation ensures a long-term, sustainable service for motivated women in South Africa. This helps improve these women’s lives and changes the whole community.


Make your personal and professional development a priority.

We bring quality women together for great networking that always supports a good cause. Our community attracts a diverse group of women of all ages and backgrounds. We have fun getting to know each other and finding ways to support and encourage one another. You're sure to find the courage to connect at Encourage Her Network!

Event Sponsors:


Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street 
Bloomington, MN 55425

(Nearby Mall of America) 
Date/Time Information:
Monday May 15, 2017.
If your marketing is geared towards reaching more women in business in the Twin Cities, please consider becoming an event sponsor.

Contact Media Relations Agency at (952) 697-5218 to learn how you can support Twin Cities' women in business by sponsoring our events! 



  • Marketplace opens & networking begins at 11:00 am. Mix and mingle.

  • Welcome introduction kicks us off promptly at 11:30 am; Networking tips & member announcements.

  • Lunch begins at 11:45 am. Table Introductions happen during lunch. In an effort to keep discussions on getting to know each other better, we always provide table cards to get the conversations going.
  • Our sponsor introduces our keynote speaker at 12:15 pm. (Program runs approx 30 minutes)

  • Open Q&A happens at 12:45 pm.

  • Door Prizes are given away at the end of the program. You must be present to win!

  • Our marketplace and open networking is available until 2pm.


Our online event calendar is your 24/7 go to source for events for women in the Twin Cities area.


Please show your support for our vendors and sponsors that help to make this event possible.
Contact Information:
Encourage Her Network, Call (952) 697-5218
GIVE BACK WITH US. We donate $5 of your ticket sale to our community spotlight, The Phakamani Foundation. 

Members: only $30, includes your $5 donation to our community spotlight.

Guests: $50, includes your $5 guest donation to our community spotlight. 

If you don't pre-register online in advance, you will be charged the walk-in rate: $60, includes your $5 donation to our community spotlight. 

$60 for TWO people to attend. Please register together when you come connected. This registration option includes both of your $5 donations to our community spotlight. 

Ask us for more details, CLICK HERE

We offer VIP tables for up to 8 people: $210
We also offer VIP tables of up to 16 people: $420


Marketplace display tables are only $99 for members of Encourage Her Network. Guests can participate in our marketplace for only $149. Vendors are encouraged to showcase their products/services and have the opportunity to be recognized by the entire audience, as well as offer a door prize giveaway, and get premium exposure at the event. 

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD. Reserve your marketplace table today! We are only able to offer a limited number of spots each month. 

Our events are designed to serve the members of Encourage Her Network. Not a member yet? Memberships start at only $99/year and up. CLICK HERE

Your registration to this event includes your admission to networking. A light lunch is always provided at our signature women's networking luncheons. We do not offer refunds for any reason. Please register at least 7 days in advance to secure your registration.  

We accept online payments for registrations. If you don't pre register online in advance, you will be charged the walk in rate. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

We do our very best to accommodate everyone's dietary needs. Special meal orders need to be placed at least 7 days in advance by notifying us in writing at

We can not guarantee meal requests that are made less than 7 days in advance. 

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