Women Mean Business

On November 13, 2020, we will be celebrating our 25th year of Women Mean Business!

Registration will open in June for Women Mean Business 2020.

If you are interested in a sponsorship, please contact Lisa Zellmer: lzellmer@womenventure.org

Presented By

Eat, Drink, Shop. Be Inspired!

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Date & Time
Friday, November 13, 2020
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

Keynote Speaker - To Be Announced!

Event Schedule

10:00 - 11:00 AM : Sponsor Reception (by invitation only)

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM : Shopping in the Marketplace

11:30 AM : Ballroom open for seating

12:15 PM : Lunch is served

12:30 PM : Main program begins

2:00 - 3:00 PM : Marketplace re-opens for shopping


The Women Mean Business Marketplace hosts more than 35 local, woman-owned businesses who bring their products to showcase and sell. The majority of vendors are WomenVenture clients. A wide variety of products are represented, including homemade fudge, feminist books, locally designed apparel, and fair trade jewelry. Come ready to shop!

Become a Sponsor

Want to support women entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities? Become a Women Mean Business event sponsor. Sponsorship Packages are available from $30,000 - $2,500

Partner benefits may include:
- Table seating for 10
- Invitation to VIP Sponsor Reception
- Logo and link on website for 1 year
- Logo and link on e-newsletter to 10,000 people
- Logo on venue signage and print materials
- And more! (Benefits vary dependent on level).

Contact Elaine Wyatt at ewyatt@womenventure.org or (612) 224-9564 for more information, or purchase a sponsorship online below.

It’s so inspiring to see people who’ve had success as women entrepreneurs creating businesses and helping our communities.

Bridget Essma,
Senior Vice President & Operational Risk Manager,
Wells Fargo Insurance Services

Registration Opens in June 2020!

Don't miss out on this year's fun!


Meet the 2019 Women Mean Business Marketplace vendors, representing nearly 40 women-owned businesses. Get ready to shop apparel, accessories, food, housewares, and more!


The financial support of a corporate sponsorship, table purchase or individual ticket for WomenVenture’s Women Mean Business Luncheon & Marketplace will help train entrepreneurs, advise business, provide loans and create jobs for aspiring women in the Twin Cities.

Women Mean Business Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor for the 25th Annual Women Mean Business Luncheon & Marketplace? Contact Development Director Lisa Zellmer: lzellmer@womenventure.org.

Platinum Partners - $30,000

Gold Partners - $20,000

Dessert Partner - $15,000

Silver Partners - $10,000

Bronze Partners - $5,000