Candid Conversations About Women and Purpose

Dig deep and ask yourself what you want to achieve. Perhaps it’s as bold as establishing your own firm, or as ambitious as landing a seat in the corner office. Whether short or long-term, big or small, set out to achieve your purpose. Inspiration awaits at this year’s Candid Conversations.

Monday, Aug. 20, 2018
4 CPE credits available

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Dr
Plymouth, MN 55441-2620

Amy Vetter

Opening Keynote 

The Power of Supportive Women's Networks: How Your Life's Purpose and Career Success are Fueled by Bringing Others Along

Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, CGMA 
Entrepreneur and Leadership Expert
QuickStart Training, Inc.
Named 2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor

Caroline Balfour

General Session

Bold Moves: How I Paved My Own Path

Caroline D. Balfour, JD
State and Local Tax Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP

Roundtable Discussion

Your Purpose-Driven Journey

Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, CGMA (Facilitator)
Entrepreneur and Leadership Expert
QuickStart Training, Inc.


12:30 - 1 p.m. Registration
1 - 2:15 p.m. Opening Keynote

2:25 - 3:15 p.m. General session

3:25 - 4:40 p.m. Roundtable discussion
4:40 - 5:40 p.m. Happy hour (includes two free drinks and appetizers)

CPE Credits: 4, non-technical
Level: Overview 

Field of Study: Personal Development

Fees: $199 members | $249 nonmembers

Make it a group event for your firm or company - sponsor a table!
Sponsor a table and receive a reserved table with table sign and a mention in Footnote magazine. Contact Deb Griffith at or 952-885-5509 to reserve your table of five for $995.
Deadline: Aug. 13

Cancellation policy

Receive a full refund if you cancel your registration by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.

Donate to Dress for Success Twin Cities 

Dress for Success Logo

The MNCPA is pleased to partner with Dress for Success Twin Cities. Candid Conversations attendees are encouraged to bring gently used women's professional clothing to the event. Dress for Success representatives will be available during the event to accept donations and share details about their organization. 

Wondering what can be donated? Check out the following guidelines.  

Don't have any items to donate? Cash donations will also be accepted. 

Interested in being a sponsor?

Contact Leslie Mueller at or 952-885-5520.

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