The Minnesota Lynx Inspiring Women Program presented by Land O’Lakes celebrates women throughout the state of Minnesota who inspire, motivate and encourage others around them through personal and professional leadership. Throughout the season, the Lynx will honor five women who exemplify these qualities.
For more information about the WNBA’s Inspiring Women platform, please visit their website here.
2017 INSPIRING WOMEN WINNERS
June Honoree | Monica Meyer
On June 17 as the Lynx took on the Connecticut Sun at the Xcel Energy Center, the team honored Monica Meyer as part of the team’s Inspiring Women Platform presented by Land O’Lakes.
Meyer is the executive director of Outfront Minnesota, which helps lead Minnesota towards LGBTQ equality. Meyer has also been involved in policy advocacy of progress causes since 1992 and helped create the Minnesota Safe Schools For All coalition.
May Honorees | Dani Cameranesi, Kelley Pannek, and Lee Stecklein
The Lynx honor three players from the 2016-17 University of Minnesota Women’s Hockey team. Dani Cameranesi,
Kelly Pannek, and Lee Stecklein were selected to join the 23 player roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team and will begin training this fall in preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Through their leadership, the Gopher’s Women Hockey Team earned a spot in the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four for the sixth year in a row.