WomenVenture will be hosting its 28th annual Women Mean Business: Awards Gala and Marketplace at Union Depot Saint Paul on Saturday, September 30th, 2023.
THE SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Marketplace open to all shoppers
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Sponsor’s Reception (by invitation only)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Awards & Fundraising Gala
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Dance Party & Marketplace
10:00 PM: Evening ends
Emcee, Jasmine Brett Stringer
Jasmine Brett Stringer has been called a lifestyle expert, social media maven, on-air TV
personality, and even called a “Carrier of The Light” by Oprah Winfrey. As an award-winning
author and keynote speaker, Jasmine is on a mission to help people live empowered and
authentic lives by sharing her Seize Your Life philosophy.
Jasmine believes Seizing Your Life is the ability to fully engage in the present while
continually striving towards your vision. With this common-sense approach to creating a life of
one’s own, Jasmine has inspired thousands of people across the world to carpe diem!
Jasmine has shared her positive message to corporate and nonprofit organizations such as
Land O’ Lakes, Best Buy, Federal Reserve Bank, Airbnb, Cargill, Goodwill, Bayer, and the
University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
She was named a Twin Cities Fearless Woman in 2017 and a Woman of Promise by the Girl
Scouts in 2012. Additionally, Jasmine was awarded Distinguished Alumna of American
University and was featured by Ebony Magazine as one of its “30 Future Leaders Under the
Age of 30 in America.”
2023 Marketplace Vendors
We are accepting vendor applications for the 2023 Women Mean Business Marketplace! Selected vendors will have the opportunity to showcase their businesses to over 750 professionals, community leaders, and guests committed to investing in the economic success of women entrepreneurs.
Our sponsors allow WomenVenture to continue to support women entrepreneurs by providing education and resources through our training and loan programs including:
- Scholarships for low-income training clients, materials for classes, mentor and volunteer training, and curriculum development.
- Pre-loan and post-loan coaching including underwriting time, materials, and closing costs.
- Community support and mentorship opportunities to help women start or grow their businesses.
WomenVenture is grateful for the support of our Women Mean Business event sponsors and government partners.
Marketplace & Dessert Sponsor
Photos from Women Mean Business 2022
All photos courtesy of Francis Sampah