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Women Who Lead:
From Bootstrapping to Big Time Success

Dr. Mary Tjosvold, Founder & CEO of Mary T. Inc. was recently named as one of the 40 business leaders on the list of Women Who Lead in the Minnesota Business Magazine.

Kevyn Burger, Journalist for the Minnesota Business Magazine described the list, “...the 40 business owners and co-owners presented here are building wealth, hiring employees, living out their dreams and inspiring the next generation.”

On January 18, Mary T. will be joining other women recognized at the celebration at the James J. Hill Center in St. Paul. The evening will kick off with a lively conversation entitled "From Bootstrapping to Big Time Success," featuring dynamic women business owners who will discuss how they built their businesses, the lessons they have learned and the challenges they face every day.

Mary T. shared, “My greatest challenge now is to grow and develop a business that was my husband’s skill and dream: a world-class jazz/music club with excellent food and service.”

 


 

Mary T. and Minnesota Volunteers Help in a Cameroon Eye Clinic

“A Minnesota volunteer group arrived in Cameroon by Sunday December 11th, different days, different flights, different countries, but all arrived to stay at the Laverne Catholic Center. On Sunday, December 18, the Minnesota group accompanied me to visit Queen Mary, the shining star of what a difference the Heifer Project can make in a village! We then visited the Margaret Tjosvold Nursery and Primary School, meeting with teachers, PTA and Board Chair, followed by dinner at the Florence home. Denis Tilong, who works at Mary T. Minnehaha Creek and Francis Bugbami who works at Camilia Rose Care Center joined the team.

Monday found us at the Catholic Center, with a VOSH eye care team, ready to serve 3500 people over the next five days at an eye clinic. Noah’s Ark, a local NGO working to eliminate HIV/AIDS, child trafficking, and child marriages registered people. A colleague and I did most of the preliminary eye checks on old charts with either letters, numbers or directions, greeting people and ensuring them that their hours of waiting would be well served. Inside, the doctors and support people checked for eye disease, blood pressure, diabetes, and wrote prescriptions. People left with either reading glasses, distance glasses, sunglasses or medication drops.

During our stay, we were concerned about a strike by all public school teachers and lawyers with protest marches. Just days before we arrived four people were killed at the protest. Our concern was that people would not leave their homes to come to the eye clinic. But they came, they waited and they were served.

Making a difference in one person’s life…some just wanted to again be able read the Bible.”
-Mary T

Women Who Lead:
From Bootstrapping to Big Time Success

Dr. Mary Tjosvold, Founder & CEO of Mary T. Inc. was recently named as one of the 40 business leaders on the list of Women Who Lead in the Minnesota Business Magazine.

Kevyn Burger, Journalist for the Minnesota Business Magazine described the list, “...the 40 business owners and co-owners presented here are building wealth, hiring employees, living out their dreams and inspiring the next generation.”

On January 18, Mary T. will be joining other women recognized at the celebration at the James J. Hill Center in St. Paul. The evening will kick off with a lively conversation entitled "From Bootstrapping to Big Time Success," featuring dynamic women business owners who will discuss how they built their businesses, the lessons they have learned and the challenges they face every day.

Mary T. shared, “My greatest challenge now is to grow and develop a business that was my husband’s skill and dream: a world-class jazz/music club with excellent food and service.”

 


 

Mary T. and Minnesota Volunteers Help in a Cameroon Eye Clinic

“A Minnesota volunteer group arrived in Cameroon by Sunday December 11th, different days, different flights, different countries, but all arrived to stay at the Laverne Catholic Center. On Sunday, December 18, the Minnesota group accompanied me to visit Queen Mary, the shining star of what a difference the Heifer Project can make in a village! We then visited the Margaret Tjosvold Nursery and Primary School, meeting with teachers, PTA and Board Chair, followed by dinner at the Florence home. Denis Tilong, who works at Mary T. Minnehaha Creek and Francis Bugbami who works at Camilia Rose Care Center joined the team.

Monday found us at the Catholic Center, with a VOSH eye care team, ready to serve 3500 people over the next five days at an eye clinic. Noah’s Ark, a local NGO working to eliminate HIV/AIDS, child trafficking, and child marriages registered people. A colleague and I did most of the preliminary eye checks on old charts with either letters, numbers or directions, greeting people and ensuring them that their hours of waiting would be well served. Inside, the doctors and support people checked for eye disease, blood pressure, diabetes, and wrote prescriptions. People left with either reading glasses, distance glasses, sunglasses or medication drops.

During our stay, we were concerned about a strike by all public school teachers and lawyers with protest marches. Just days before we arrived four people were killed at the protest. Our concern was that people would not leave their homes to come to the eye clinic. But they came, they waited and they were served.

Making a difference in one person’s life…some just wanted to again be able read the Bible.”
-Mary T