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Women Mean Business


Event Schedule

10:00 – 11:00 AM : Sponsor Reception (by invitation only)

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM : Shopping in the Marketplace

11:45 AM : Ballroom open for seating

12:25 PM – 2:00 PM : Main program & lunch

2:00 – 3:00 PM : Shopping in the Marketplace

Keynote Speaker – Keia Isaacson

The keynote speaker for Women Mean Business this year is WomenVenture client and owner of Lakeside Flooring, Keia Isaacson. Keia is a graduate of WomenVenture’s ScaleUp! Program, and has owned her own business, Lakeside Flooring, for more than a decade. After spending time in Corporate America and finishing her Bachelor’s degree in the process, Keia decided to strike out on her own and open her own business. Having a job where she could be there for her young son was a priority – she wanted a more flexible schedule so she wouldn’t have to miss the concerts, the games, or the field trips. Keia and her husband started Lakeside Flooring in 2009, beginning with flooring installation, and eventually selling flooring. Her story of entrepreneurial success is one of grit, tenacity, and persistence – sure to be inspiring for all!


The Women Mean Business Marketplace hosts more than 35 local, woman-owned businesses who bring their products to showcase and sell. The majority of vendors are WomenVenture clients. A wide variety of products are represented, including homemade fudge, feminist books, locally designed apparel, and fair trade jewelry. Come ready to shop!

Start Time

11:00 am

October 11, 2019

Finish Time

3:00 pm

October 11, 2019


Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55403