In conjunction with the WNBA's Inspiring Women platform, the Minnesota Lynx take time to honor women in the state of Minnesota who inspire, motivate and encourage others through personal and professional leadership. Stay tuned for information about our 2014 Inspiring Women platform. View All Inspiring Women Winners,


2013 Inspiring Women Winners

September Winner | Dorothy McIntyre
As part of our Inspiring Women platform, the Minnesota Lynx would like to honor Dorothy McIntyre, an educator who has spent her entire professional career working toward advancing girls' and women's athletics in the state of Minnesota. She also recently co-authored a book titled "Daughters of the Game," which chronicles the history of girls basketball in Minnesota from 1891-1942.



August Winner | Capt. Tara Robertson
As part of our Inspiring Women platform, the Minnesota Lynx would like to honor Capt. Tara Robertson, an officer in the Minnesota National Guard who has participated in 280 missions overseas while deployed in Afghanistan. Robertson is a Combat Action Badge recipient and has spent eight years in the military.



July Winner | Dr. Nicole LaVoi
As part of our Inspiring Women platform, the Minnesota Lynx would like to honor Dr. Nicole LaVoi. LaVoi, a senior lecturer in the University of Minnesota's School of Kinesiology. She is also the Associate Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the U of M, which is an interdisciplinary research center leading to the pioneering effort examining how sport and physical activity affects the lives of girls and women, their families and their communities. LaVoi is a co-founder of the Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium, which helps parents, coaches and administrators understand their role in creating healthy, fan-friendly environments for youth sport opportunities.

June Winner | Natalie Ginter
As part of our Inspiring Women platform, the Minnesota Lynx would like to honor Natalie Ginter. Ginter is the Community Engagement Manager for the South Region of Allina Health where she is responsible for managing the hospitals philanthropy activities, as well as partnering with area communities and residents to support their vision for health that focuses on environmental changes, policies and more that promote healthy, active living. In her spare time she serves as Vice President of United Way of Faribault and as a board member for So How Are the Children.



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