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Celebrating women entrepreneurs and their successes.

Photos by Becca Sabot
Keynote speaker Thia Breen, Estée Lauder executive


In honor of WomenVenture’s 17th annual Fall Event, we chatted with keynote speaker Thia Breen and three intriguing local women entrepreneurs.

Honorary event chair Linda Donaldson; event-goers; and emcee Jearlyn Steele, performer, motivational singer, and radio talk show host.

Join the Twin Cities’ most dynamic community of women entrepreneurs!

Whether you’re dreaming of starting your own business or looking for new ways to increase your company’s profitability, WomenVenture offers the tools and resources you need to achieve economic success, including microloans, working capital, education, and ongoing consultation through all stages of business.

For entrepreneurs and executives alike, the annual WomenVenture Fall Event offers an unparalleled opportunity to talk, share, and network with more than 1,200 dynamic women from across the state. For one memorable day, you’ll mingle with entrepreneurs, business owners, local personalities, and community-builders and create exciting new relationships. You’ll also gain a wealth of ideas and insights to enhance your own business success.


0912-ThiaSpkr_200.jpgMeet Thia Breen

President of North America, The Estée Lauder Companies


0912-Emily_200.jpgHow WomenVenture Works

For more than 30 years, WomenVenture has provided more than 100,000 women of all ages, cultures, races, and income levels with tools and resources to achieve economic success.

Janel-Photo-rE.jpgOutstanding Women Business Leaders

The Outstanding Women Business Leaders featured here are representative of this esteemed group of women who continue to inspire through their successes.


Bring your friends, clients, and colleagues to the WomenVenture Fall Event

Friday, October 12
The Depot • Minneapolis

10:30 am–Noon

Client Showcase and Networking in the Marketplace

Noon–1:30 pm
Lunch, Keynote Presentation, and Awards Ceremony

1:30–2:30 pm
Shopping and Networking in the Marketplace

For more information about WomenVenture and to register for the annual Fall Event, visit womenventure.org or call 651-646-3808.


Get your Tickets today!

Ticket Prices:
Individual: $140 | Table of 10: $1,400
Standout & Emerging Leaders Table: $3,500
Visit womenventure.org/tickets

• Exclusive •
WomenVenture Swag Bag!

Plus: Get complete event details and a peek into this year’s fabulous WomenVenture swag bag.

All ticketholders will receive a complimentary swag bag containing a 1.7-ounce Estée Lauder Idealist Evenskin Tone Illuminator, a Bobbi Brown makeup palette, and a 3.4-ounce bottle of Coach Poppy Flower.