Women Mean Business

Join us on October 11, 2019

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Eat, Drink, Shop. Be Inspired!

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

Date & Time
October 11, 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

Keynote Speaker - Keia Isaacson

The keynote speaker for Women Mean Business this year is WomenVenture client and owner of Lakeside Flooring, Keia Isaacson. Keia is a graduate of WomenVenture's ScaleUp! Program, and has owned her own business, Lakeside Flooring, for more than a decade. After spending time in Corporate America and finishing her Bachelor's degree in the process, Keia decided to strike out on her own and open her own business. Having a job where she could be there for her young son was a priority - she wanted a more flexible schedule so she wouldn't have to miss the concerts, the games, or the field trips. Keia and her husband started Lakeside Flooring in 2009, beginning with flooring installation, and eventually selling flooring. Her story of entrepreneurial success is one of grit, tenacity, and persistence - sure to be inspiring for all! 

Event Schedule

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

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

11:45 AM : Ballroom open for seating

12:25 PM - 2:00 PM : Main program & lunch

2:00 - 3:00 PM : Shopping in the Marketplace


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

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

Women Mean Business Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors.

Platinum Partners - $30,000

Gold Partners - $20,000

Dessert Partner - $15,000

Silver Partners - $10,000

Bronze Partners - $5,000