Women Mean Business

Each fall, over 1,000 business professionals, community leaders, and other individuals come together to invest in the economic success of women and hear the inspiring stories of our Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained award winners. Gather your colleagues and friends and join us at our 23rd annual luncheon and marketplace!

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Date & Time

October 12, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT


Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Event Schedule

Women Mean Business

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Sponsor Reception (by invitation only)

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Shopping in the Marketplace

12:00 Noon

Ballroom open for seating

12:25 PM - 2:00 PM

Main program & lunch

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Shopping in the Marketplace

Keynote Speaker

Rhoda Olsen
Vice Chair of Great Clips, Inc. Board of Directors

Become a Sponsor

Want to support women entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities? Become a Women Mean Business event sponsor.

Become a Vendor

Interested in showcasing your business to over 1,000 business professionals in the Twin Cities? Become a vendor in our Women Mean Business Marketplace!

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

2017 - A Successful Event!

The 2017 Women Mean Business event was a huge success! Nearly 1,000 guests attended our 40th Anniversary celebration and enjoyed hearing an inspiring stories from Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained Award Winners, and keynote speaker, Anne Hed of Hed Cycling. With the dedicated support of our corporate funders, table sponsors, and individual donors, we were able to raise $425,000, including $91,000 in matching funds! 

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Don’t miss out on this year’s fun!