Event Details

2018 Minnesota Women Business Owners
Hall of Fame Event

Induction Celebration of 9 Outstanding Women Into the
Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Golden Valley Country Club
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

This is a must attend event!

Eventbrite - Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony

16232582415_35771d49c1_o.jpgJoin us as we honor 9 women entrepreneurial leaders who will be inducted into the elite group of the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame.

The 2018 Inductees are amazing trailblazers who represent nearly 100 years of Minnesota history. They have overcome challenges and obstacles many thought impossible. Their business savvy and entrepreneurial successes have left a legacy that will impact Minnesota for years to come.

Inductees were selected because they:

  • Made enduring contributions to Minnesota's entrepreneurial community
  • Made an impact on women's entrepreneurial development in Minnesota
  • Had a meaningful connection to Minnesota (place of birth, education, and/or business location)
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities or a spirit of entrepreneurial innovation that can serve as an inspiration to future generations of Minnesota entrepreneurs

2018 Inductees

Mary Jo Copeland Cathy Cruz Gooch
Valerie Doherty Linda J. Hartinger
Robin Kocina Beth Leonard
Nancy J. Libersky Kathlene Meyer
Nelle Palmer  


Some of these women blazed new trails in non-traditional industries such as manufacturing and financial services. Some built multi-million-dollar businesses in challenging economic time. All passed along their wisdom to their daughters and mentees to make a difference for generations to come.

This semi-formal evening celebration will include a dinner and an inspirational induction ceremony. You will have the chance to meet and talk with these amazing women!

Seating is extremely limited.

In the event that this program sells out and you would like to be placed on a waiting list for tickets, please email info@nawbo-mn.org.

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