Ex-Survivor contestant to present keynote at Chamber's Women Connect event

Holly Hoffman, who appeared on CBS's Survivor Nicaragua, will replace motivational speaker Mel Robbins as the keynote speaker for June's Women Connect event. Kat Perkins from NBC's The Voice will headline a July event as well.

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MOORHEAD — A former contestant on CBS's Survivor will take the stage at the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce 's Women Connect event, which is scheduled from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 29, at the Delta by Marriott.

Holly Hoffman, the last woman standing during season 21 of the television series, will replace Mel Robbins as the keynote speaker. Robbins will deliver the keynote address in 2022.

Hoffman will discuss overcoming fear and uncertainty as well as overcoming life's challenges.

Hoffman "inspires her audiences to take opportunities and focus on faith, attitude, determination, confidence, desire and perseverance," a news release added . Hoffman is a native of Eureka, S.D., and attended Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.

The Chamber is also set to host an additional Women Connect event from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, at The Lights in West Fargo. Headlining the event will be former contestant of NBC's The Voice, Kat Perkins.


Perkins "will share an engaging, powerful message about being brave, staying positive and taking chances in life," a news release stated .

On The Voice, Perkins was mentored by Maroon 5's Adam Levine and finished in fourth place. Since then, she has released five albums.

Perkins was a native of Scranton, N.D., and has since moved to Minneapolis.

Tickets to both events cost $35 in advance for Chamber members and $45 in advance for non-members. Door tickets cost $45 for members and $55 for non-members.

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