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We are the voice of working women in Minnesota; it’s a role we take very seriously. We’re constantly on the look-out for ways to bring value and growth opportunities to our members and working women.  

Our organization offers the rare combination of personal and professional growth.  Members love the networking, the programs and especially the camaraderie they experience at the club meetings.  At state events they join with women from across Minnesota and from every walk of life to be inspired, to be exposed to new ideas and to be recognized for their accomplishments.  We truly are women helping women.

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Thank you to all of our MBW members for doing just that! There have been countless amazing, strong and determined women before us that walked the talk, overcame obstacles and did it anyway! But we know we are not done, our legacy is an ongoing process.

With that, we celebrate October 20 - 24 as National Business Women's Week (NBWW); we recognize the contribution and achievements of working women. The celebration of NBWW has helped to promote leadership roles for women and increase opportunities for their advancement professionally and personally.

In the Minnesota Business Woman magazine, my message is "Plan to be Spontaneous". Leave time for the unknown, to be impulsive and impromptu. Those spur of the moment experiences are priceless! Were we spontaneous when we became members of MBW/BPW? Most of us would say "yes". We read or heard about this great organization or someone invited us to a local meeting, we felt an immediate bond and we became a member. Not much to think about when it feels right!

The state board of directors are busy planning the "Don't miss State Event", set for April 24-25, 2015 in St. Cloud. We are so excited about this and we already have a phenomenal keynote speaker booked! As plans finalize, we will keep you posted.

If you are visiting our website for the first time just to check us out, I want to say welcome and thank you for taking time to do so. I hope you find a connection, big or small, with MBW. Please contact a club near you or contact me. We welcome new members!

Joni Fauchald, President



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