Back in BC (before coronavirus) times, if you found yourself at a tech event in downtown Saint Paul it's more than likely you would have run into Maria Ploessl. Maria is the the executive director of Minnestar, and this week she was recognized as one of the 2020 Women in Business honorees. During her tenure, Maria has made incredible strides in making the Twin Cities tech scene more inclusive and welcoming. A natural connector and relationship builder, Maria has also been able to adapt to the current climate and develop new ways to continue bringing our innovators and entrepreneurs together. A huge congratulations to Maria!