IPR to Host Event Showcasing Women in the Entertainment Industry

MINNEAPOLIS (May 8, 2015) – Although the entertainment industry has been mostly male-dominated, there is a place for women to succeed. To educate the public on the significant contributions women make to the field, IPR College of Creative Arts will host “Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” a panel discussion and networking event, on Tuesday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. The panel will be comprised of seven professional women in the entertainment industry who will share personal stories about where they came from, obstacles they overcame and what they are doing now. There will also be a meet and greet with the women and a tour of the IPR campus.



·         Jessica Bergren – film producer, Ojala Films

·         Erin Finnegan – CEO, Tour Stop Minneapolis

·         Julie Gardeski – SSL recording console technician & audio engineer 

·         Sonia Grover – booking manager, First Avenue 

·         Rachel Palmer – video and electronic music producer/visual artist 

·         Youa Vang – writer & blogger, City Pages 

·         Lucinda Winter – executive director, Minnesota Film & TV Board

When: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Panel Discussion

             1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Meet & Greet with the Panel

             1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Guided Tour of IPR


Where: IPR College of Creative Arts

              300 1st Avenue N. Suite 500
              Minneapolis, MN 55401

              5th Floor – Robinson Hall


For more information contact Naomi McDonald, Director of Communication at nmcdonald@globeuniversity.edu or 651-332-8269.


IPR College of Creative Arts is part of a Minnesota-based, family-managed network of career colleges and universities. The schools prepare students for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand professions. Through its We Care mission, the Colleges integrate career-focused education with applied-learning to expose students to real-world working environments. The Colleges offer undergraduate, diploma and graduate degree programs in career fields including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences, technology, creative media and applied arts. More than 30 programs are available online. For more information, visit www.ipr.edu.