Our Northern Stars



Our Northern Stars

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Our Northern Stars

Leadership Lecture Breakfast Series:

Our Northern Stars
Thursday, November 7, 2013
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Price: $20
Includes Continental Breakfast

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A conversation with:
Shari Ballard

Executive Vice President and President of Best Buy International Operations

Facilitated by radio personality Ruth Koscielak

As part of Our Northern Stars series, we are pleased to have St. Kate’s alumna Ruth Koscielak host a conversation with Shari Ballard about her views on “Riding the Waves of Change: Leading Through the Chaos.”  Come listen and participate in a dialog about decision-making, building consensus, staying connected, and other topics that affect our lives as professionals, business leaders, and active citizens. 

All Our Northern Star attendees are entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to the 2014 Summer Leadership Series. That's six 90-minute leadership seminars, a $300 value! Register today!


Shari Ballard was named one of fortune_mainnav.png Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.  On August 2, 2013, she became Best Buy's Chief Human Resources Officer, in addition to her current role of Executive Vice President and President, International. Shari L. Ballard was named Executive Vice President and President, International in January 2012.

Previously, Shari served as Executive Vice President, President - Americas from March 2010 until being appointed to her current role; Executive Vice President - Retail Channel Management from 2007 to 2010; and as Executive Vice President - Human Resources and Legal from 2004 to 2007.

Ms. Ballard is a member of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts board of trustees. She also serves on the board of directors of the Delhaize Group, a Belgian international food retailer.

             Shari Ballard                                                                                                                   Ruth Koscielak


Speaker                                                                                                                                                  Facilitator
Executive Vice President and President of                                                Radio Personality and St. Catherine Alum
Best Buy International Operation                                                                                               Visit RuthToday.com»             
Our Northern Stars is a Leadership Breakfast Series that showcases women leaders in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota area. They are women making a difference - they are leaders within our midst. Their stories of authentic leadership inspire and teach us to become more effective leaders ourselves.

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Email: Leadership@StKate.edu  Phone: 651-690-6819