IGNITE Forums feature high-profile women business owners and speakers with messages that spark your thinking and set change in motion. The lively, interactive sessions provide bold perspectives and big ideas to inspire you to switch gears and take action. And they provide the opportunity to connect with business peers and leaders. Guest Speaker Sandy Hansen-Wolff began her speaking and consulting work as a result of her own experiences in being thrust into entrepreneurship in 2003 when her young husband of one year died of Leukemia. Although always an entrepreneur and leader at heart in her childhood and previous careers, she was left to manage the ownership and management of her husband’s feed company, AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc. The then insurance agent took over these responsibilities although she knew very little about the feed business. Sandy was determined to keep the business going despite industry pressures and challenges with the business that then was near bankruptcy. Sandy’s story of personal tragedy and leadership in the midst of crisis became a platform for speaking and consulting with leaders and groups in a variety of sectors. More than a decade later, Sandy remains as the owner of AgVenture, a now thriving business that grown exponentially, while also sharing her passion through her speaking, consulting and business visionary work. She also serves as a group facilitator to entrepreneur groups as well as coaches in a one-to-one setting for business owners and executives.