Kate Dunwoody Society Luncheon: Educate and Elevate
presented by Mortenson

Kate Dunwoody Society Luncheon
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Ballroom and Clubroom
5418 W Wayzata Blvd
Golden Valley, MN 55416

NOTE: Registration for the Kate Dunwoody Society Luncheon is now closed.

Contact kate@dunwoody.edu if you have questions.

Join us for a special event honoring women pursuing technical careers. To address the barriers to pursuing a technical and skilled trade field, Dunwoody remains committed to closing gaps in awareness, access, retention, and advancement. Women, especially those who are underserved and under-resourced, can face unique challenges to achieving economic success.

By bringing more women into the high-paying, high-demand career fields Dunwoody trains for, we combat economic disparities on an individual and community level.

Keynote Speaker 

Beth Duyvejonck 

Regional Vice President of Construction, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. 

Beth Duyvejonck is a construction leader, passionate about equity and inclusion in STEM and skilled trades. She is Regional Vice President of Construction for Opus Design Build, L.L.C. (Minnetonka, MN) with Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

Beth completed her thesis on gender work at St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN) and presents to a group of allies motivated to make a difference. She serves as a mentor for women in both construction and development roles as well as being a champion for Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Opus. Beth is also passionate about being an advocate for women in STEM careers in the community by volunteering with the University of St. Thomas’ Science, Technology & Engineering Preview Summer Program as well as serving on the board of directors for Girl Scouts River Valleys.

In her presentation, Beth will share her inspiring journey, insights, and strategies to support and elevate women.

Join the Kate Dunwoody Society

The Kate Dunwoody Society is a network of people united to create equal opportunities for the Women of Dunwoody. Students, alumni, staff, faculty, friends, and community members are invited to join.

Objective of the society

  • Form a community dedicated to expanding opportunities for women in technical careers and the high-skill trades
  • Identify and address barriers that women face in the technical industries that Dunwoody serves
  • Provide a supportive network that facilitates pathways to success
  • Empowering and inspiring the Women of Dunwoody to reach their full potential

The Kate L. Dunwoody Society was created in recognition and honor of the vision and generosity of Kate L. Dunwoody, whose leadership opened doors for women.

2023-24 Kate Dunwoody Society Events

October 2023

  • Mock Interviews | Date TBD

November 15, 2023

  • Kate Dunwoody Society Luncheon | 12:00 – 1:30pm

February 2024

  • Society Social Hour | Date TBD

March 2024

  • Professional Clothing Drive | Date TBD

April 2024 

  • Panel Discussion | Date TBD