WomenWinning gave Karen the Lifetime Achievement Award at its June luncheon. Audrey came from Nashville to present the award. Mary Jo was there, too along with lots of friends among the 1,200 guests.


WomenWinning recruits, trains, funds and supports women running for elected office in Minnesota. Karen was honored for her 20 years in elected office as council member and Mayor and her achievements as President of the National League of Cities. She has recruited, mentored and supported many women candidates over many years.

Jill Abramson, former senior editor of the New York Times, was the main speaker, and we were with her at the head table to enjoy her comments.

The award lives in Minnetonka now.