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Mayor-elect Kim Norton speaks at Women's Roundtable

Norton says empowering women will help Rochester build a strong local economy.

Posted: Dec. 21, 2018 7:24 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- The Women’s Round Table was is held every third Friday of each month.
Their goal is to provide a small, safe place for women to discuss challenges and refine skills with women in leadership positions.
Every month, the women invite a guest speaker to talk about overcoming challenges they may face.
This month they invited Rochester’s soon to be mayor Kim Norton.
There she discussed being a woman in leadership role and her vision for the med city.
She says she wants to work on building a strong economy for Rochester.
“sustainable economy. Not only when we talk about sustainable, we talk about as far as energy, livability, walkability But also a sustainable economy we have to have a diverse workforce and the ladies in this room are I think a part of that,” she said.
She tells KIMT that she hopes to serve as a inspiration for women in the community.
“I hope to empower other women to think bigger and do bigger support them when I can so we have a real strong economy in Rochester,” she said.
Norton will take office in January.

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