Bismarck, North Dakota
Stromme has served as the Executive Director of the North Dakota Women’s Network since the inception of the organization in 2006. Stromme was born and raised in Stanton, N.D. She graduated from Moorhead State University with a degree in English and Women’s Studies. After college, she moved to the Phoenix, Ariz., metropolitan area, and worked in a domestic violence shelter and domestic violence legal clinic.
Feeling her roots urging her back home, she returned to North Dakota and gained employment with the ND Council on Abused Women’s Services (NDCAWS). She worked at NDCAWS for six years organizing college communities to reduce violence against women on campus. While working for NDCAWS, Stromme worked with a group of women to establish the North Dakota Women’s Network. The group recognized that the state lacked a voice for women on a broad spectrum of women’s issues. Therefore, they Women’s Network was born. Stromme has long been active in community organizing as a volunteer for numerous groups working on issues such as women’s rights, the environment, political involvement, and peace.