3:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Main floor and second level Great River Court

The Marketplace, featuring more than thirty entrepreneurs in a variety of trades (jewelry, food, personal goods, etc.), will be open to the public, including gala ticket holders to shop until they drop.

Perfect for holiday, birthday and corporate gifts, or for yourself.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Kellogg Room

A special reception for sponsors and guests to mix, mingle, and re-connect.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Great River Ballroom

Women Mean Business Gala, awards, and fundraising bash!

Keynote speaker

Dara Beevas, Co-founder and CEO, Wise Ink Creative Publishing and WomenVenture success story!

Emcee and auctioneer

Awards presentation featuring the winners of the Resilience award, Social Entrepreneur award, and the Expanding Business award.

Live auction featuring unique experiences for attendees to bid on and support WomenVenture entrepreneurs.

Build-A-Scholarship-Fund: Attendees will have the opportunity to build a scholarship fund to enable start-up entrepreneurs to defray the cost of participating in WomenVenture training programs.

8:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Kellogg Room

After-party for those who want to stay and dance the night away.

Music by DJ Akiem.