Emily Anne Staples Tuttle


2010 Mary Harriman Leadership Award Winner Emily Anne Staples Tuttle

The Junior League of Minneapolis

Causes/Issue Area(s): Voluntarism, Women, Leadership Development

Honors/Achievements: A Junior League Leader, State Senator, and advisor to a Governor, inspiring women to make a difference in their communities

A passionate advocate for women's rights and leadership, Emily Anne Staples Tuttle of the Junior League of Minneapolis is the winner of the 2010 Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award.

“Emily Anne has devoted her life to voluntarism and inspiring women to share ideas in order to support their communities,” said Delly Beekman, President-Elect of the AJLI Board and member of the Junior League of Monmouth County.  “She is a long-time supporter of women’s issues and continues to encourage women to get involved in leadership roles to make a difference in their communities.” 

In addition to her role as a leader of the Junior League of Minneapolis, Tuttle has been a Minnesota State Senator, a Hennepin County Commissioner and an advisor to former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.  She was also instrumental in organizing the first Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus, the first Women’s Institute for Social Change, the first Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable and the United Nations Association of Minnesota.