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Ellevate Network Twin Cities Presents Special Session to Address Sex Trafficking During Super Bowl

Prosecuting attorney with the adult criminal division of the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office to Speak

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 22, 2018) The Twin Cities chapter of Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, announces that it is conducting a special morning coffee session to address Sex Trafficking & The Super Bowl.

Studies show that sex trafficking spikes during national sporting events. Ramsey County Trafficking Task Force prosecutor Karen Kugler will discuss the expected spike in sex trafficking and share ways to help combat these crimes against women and girls in our community. The session will be held on January 26th at The Buttered Tin, located at 237 7th St E, St. Paul, MN. The event is open to the public, and you can register by clicking here.

“It is unacceptable to stand by silently when women and girls are victimized, particularly for something as egregious as sex trafficking in our own backyard,” said Jen Swanson, Co-President of Ellevate Twin Cities. “As professional business women, Ellevate members are committed to ensuring that all women have a route to success. We are proud to raise awareness to help women involved in sex trafficking know that they have a way out,” said Swanson.

Ellevate Network is committed to closing the gender achievement gap in business by connecting women with a community to lean on and learn from. This intentional, committed group has pledged to invest in themselves and in other women. The Ellevate Network Twin Cities Chapter, led by a committed and accomplished leadership team, has pledged to invest in the professional women of Twin Cities, with a goal of helping more women rise to positions of leadership, serve on boards, run for office, start businesses and reach gender parity in all areas of business. The Twin Cites chapter offers intimate monthly morning business coffees, Member Showcase Dinners, and special events. For further information on joining Ellevate Network, contact Ellevate at, or visit For more information on the Twin Cities Chapter, contactMarian Deegan, Twin Cities Ellevate Membership Lead, at

About Ellevate Network

Ellevate Network is a global network of professional women committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. Our mission is to close the gender achievement gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from. Members of the Twin Cities chapter are part of the global Ellevate Network which spans geography, function, industry and career stage. Ellevate membership offers access to their 700+ in-person events around the world, including Mentoring Meetups, Leadership Lunches, Skills-Building Workshops, and featured speaker events. Ellevate also offers hundreds of online events including webinars focused on professional and life development, as well as the Ellevate Mobilizing the Power of Women Summit Livestream, accessed by 18,000+ women in 2017. Members also have the opportunity to be a part of Ellevate Squads, small hand-picked groups of like-minded women who meet weekly online to support each other’s professional advancement, further develop expertise, and successfully navigate career change. The Morning Boost, Ellevate’s weekly newsletter, provides access to member-authored articles, expert-led webinars, podcasts with high-level professional women, and local and online event invitations. Women from every stage of their careers—from those at the top of their fields to those who are on their way – are welcome to join Ellevate Network.

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