The Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame honors Minnesota’s most successful female entrepreneurs and advocates who have made significant and enduring contributions to impact women’s entrepreneurial development in Minnesota.

Regardless of whether the inductee is living or deceased, their accomplishments and/or contributions are of such special significance that they will be thought of as outstanding when reflected upon from the perspective of future generations.

Inductees must have:

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