Speaks, writes, and consults on emerging trends, markets, and technologies shaping our future. She is the author of Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn't, and What's Next and the founder of The Push Institute, a non-profit think tank that tracks significant global trends and their implications for business, government, and non-profit sectors over the next 5-10-25-50 years.
A contagious ecumenical passion and voracious desire to bring individuals together in spite of their differences has guided Rev. Canon Peg Chemberlin during her 17 years as Executive Director of the Minnesota Council of Churches. In a recent effort to increase empathy within the local community, Chamberlin launched the Respectful Conversations Project, leading thought-provoking conversations on the values guiding an individual’s decision-making for the proposed Minnesota Marriage Amendment.
An architect and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design. Her design philosophy stems from clients’ stories, and her buildings reflect the unique characteristics of the people she serves. Janis has been the recipient of many awards, including the American Institute of Architects Young Architect Award and the National Energy & Environmental Building Association Award.
A passion for women’s issues took root in 1976, when she worked for the United States Congress as a Legislative Assistant on Women’s Issues. Today she is the driving force behind WomanWise, an internationally recognized consulting firm specializing in marketing brands to women. She’s a sought out leader for her vision and unique ability to get inside the mind of a woman. She’s a public speaker, author and consultant for firms including General Mills, Pfizer, Nestle, UnitedHealthcare and more. Her driving purpose is to bring women’s voices to the corporate strategy table.