Taryn Rose to Headline WomenVenture Fall Event on November 8

Orthopedic Surgeon and Entrepreneur Epitomizes the Economic Success of Women Business Owners

The WomenVenture Fall Event luncheon is a celebration of women and entrepreneurs. It brings together a wide range of professionals, community leaders and individuals, each sharing a common desire to invest in the economic success of women. This year, WomenVenture welcomes as its keynote speaker, Taryn Rose, orthopedic surgeon turned shoe designer and entrepreneur, and creator of one of today’s most successful and highly-coveted brands.

As a surgeon, Dr. Rose witnessed the serious foot problems caused by high-heeled footwear and saw a need to combine her knowledge of foot biomechanics with her passion for fashion. Her idea of being well dressed with a sense of well-being resonated with women from coast to coast, and created a dedicated following for her footwear collections. What began in a garage grew to a $40 million business with boutiques all over the country, and changed the footwear industry forever.  Dr. Rose’s life story as a first-generation immigrant to the United States will inspire the audience and honor the entrepreneurial journeys on which WomenVenture’s own clients have embarked.

The Fall Event program will be hosted by local radio personality and singer, Jearlyn Steele. Attendees will learn about the impact that WomenVenture has in the community and the critical services the organization provides. Featured WomenVenture clients will share their inspirational paths to success and each will be presented with the organization’s prestigious Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained award.

The event will also feature a Client Showcase and Marketplace with more than 30 vendor booths from local and women-owned businesses, including several WomenVenture entrepreneurial clients presenting their products and services. Guests will have the opportunity to shop while networking with friends and colleagues, and make new business connections.

“The Fall Event is WomenVenture’s largest fundraiser of the year, and a significant day of generating support for the organization’s programs and services for women,” said Elaine Wyatt, WomenVenture Executive Director. “Because of the generosity of donors on this single day, WomenVenture is able to guide hundreds of women in their journeys to start and grow their small businesses in Minnesota.”

About the WomenVenture Fall Event

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. - Shopping & Networking in the Marketplace; 12:00 p.m. - Lunch, Awards, Program; 1:30 p.m. - Shopping & Networking in the Marketplace)
The Hilton - Minneapolis
Emcee: Jearlyn Steele
Keynote Speaker:
Taryn Rose
Tickets: $140 (individual ticket); $1,400 (table of 10)

Event registration is now closed.