Although there are few women in her field currently, Yvette Reyes, a welder at Trail King Industries, encourages them to try their hand at the well-paying and in-demand trade.

As the director of Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work and a professor at Concordia College’s Offutt School of Business, Dr. Faith Ngunjiri is initiating meaningful conversations about value-based leadership, business ethics and purpose.

Local paleontologist Jessie Rock is known for bringing her love of geoscience (and oftentimes a large mammoth tusk) to classrooms across Fargo-Moorhead. Now, she’s working to bring a science museum to the community to spread the love a little further.

From delicate everyday gemstones to statement pieces worn by Lily Tomlin on Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” artist Lexie Rundquist kindles confidence through her art.

Ladyboss Anna Lee is an artist, product developer, business owner, fashion industry innovator and a kick-ass hat maker with designs worthy of the Kentucky Derby.

Andrea Denault is an activist and human rights advocate currently working on a campaign to bring our community a better way to vote.

Jodi Duncan, president of Flint Group, is a fearless leader who is passionate about effective communication, women in business, and being a lifelong student.

Chelsea Thorson is a maker and owner of Make Room in Fargo – an art gallery, studio and store downtown. Through her business, she encourages other people to discover that they are also makers – either for the first time or re-discovering that creativity. She helps her students greet their inner artist.

Short-term labor isn’t often glamorous work, but Labor Masters president Nancy Kelly provides a welcoming environment both employees and employers can feel proud of.

Simone Wai is a community builder and co-founder of Folkways, focused on creating magical moments to enhance people’s everyday lives. If you’ve been to the Red River Market, Christkindlmarkt, or the Alley Fair, watched the Canoe Parade or enjoyed the mobile sauna, you’ve experienced her work!