Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 – Doors Open at 8:30 am

1st Show at 9:00 am – Expo Ends 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Areas

Family

For this family friendly expo, we’ve added a special area for parents and kids to take a break, play, find great resources and products, and for new moms, a lactation/nursing station.

Lifestyle

The comforts of home and how we cultivate relationships are the focus of this area. Vendors will include everything from home care to food and beverage tastings and everything in between.

Inside Out

How do we become our best selves, inside and out? Women’s health and wellness information, as well as beauty and fashion, can be found in this area.

Well Connected

How do we engage in civic life and community? What about charitable giving and volunteerism? And, how will technology affect us now and into the future? Find your connections here.

WE ARE BRINGING VALUE TO THE STAGE

MAIN STAGE LINE UP

Our Emcee’s

Jearlyn Steele and the “2 Sugars” Team of Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Arrive early to catch a little commons fun with improve duo, “2 Sugars”.

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Stephanie March and Stephanie Hansen bring their weekly radio show, Weekly Dish LIVE to the Twin Cities Women’s Expo! From 9am to 11am Steph and Steph will kick off the expo with their popular MyTalk 107 Radio show broadcast live from the Twin Cities Women’s Expo. Discussing all things food, drink, dining and cooking, and hi-lighting offerings from the expo to get you started on a great day!

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11:00 am – 11:45 am

“Let’s talk about sex”

Research suggests sexual dysfunction is really common (43 % in women) – it’s a topic people hesitant to talk about it. Dr. Margaret Edadeghe, an OB/GYN from Fairview Center for Women, is an expert in this topic and will talk about the various disorders that women encounter and what you can do about them.

Join Dr. Margaret O. Enadeghe, an obstetrics and gynecology physician with Fairview Health Services, as she shares her expertise on Women’s sexual health.

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11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Bringing an honest and silly collection of scenes from life, The “2 Sugars” Team of Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool have been making audiences laugh together since 2009.

Join them for a lunchtime sneak peek at their newest show, Sometimes There’s Wine on the Expo stage!

 

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12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Are you a woman that struggles with self-doubt or who sometimes feels like a fraud? If so, you are not alone. CEO and business coach Sue Hawkes shares actionable practices to conquer self-doubt while maximizing your success pulled from her new book, Chasing Perfection- Shatter the Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success. You’ll learn to stop chasing the illusion of perfection and eliminate the barriers to your full potential.

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1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Watch a professional dance exhibition performed by Dancers Studio. Then, stick around for a short beginner’s dance class.

Small Business of the Year Award by Midway Chamber of Commerce 2017

Voted “Best Ballroom Dance School” in the Twin Cities by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

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2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Panelists

Hall of Fame Broadcaster and legendary Twin Cities news icon Diana Pierce will lead a panel discussion with other influential and brilliant women on the importance of Women mentoring other Women.

In a year where issues of women in the workplace have come into sharper focus than ever before, this discussion promises to be illuminating as well as inspiring.

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Jearlyn Steele, Performer, Speaker, Radio Talk Show Host, and TV Entertainment Reporter has branched out to become more involved in creating ways to affect women and children’s lives in a positive way through music and public speaking.

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The only female Broker in her office, Ra’eesa Motala is no stranger to disrupting traditional gender roles in the male-dominated industry. Ra’eesa has always sought out female mentors in leadership positions and in turn, has become a pioneer for young women entering male-oriented workforces.

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Carla Beaurline has enjoyed a life spent both in front and behind the camera. Media Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Mentor, Host, Salesperson and Executive Producer.

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Dr. Denise E. Williams is an experiential educator, social scientist, instructional designer, business professional, mentor and coach in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Organizational Behavior, and Transformative Leadership.

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2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meet Staci from KS95’s Popular show MOON AND STACI!

She’ll be in the KS95 booth from 2 pm to 4 pm, so be sure to say hello, and then register for Moon and Staci’s team for Race for the Cure benefitting the Susan G. Komen foundation to fight breast cancer.

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3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

#MeToo and You Too? Ending Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination at Work:  Women (and men) are sharing their stories of experiencing sexual harassment like never before. What does the renewed focus on ending sexual harassment and naming perpetrators publicly mean for you? What can you do if you’re experiencing sexual harassment at work? What rights do you have and what are the responsibilities of your employer to protect you from discrimination and harassment? Join Lisa Stratton, co-founder and senior counsel of the Minnesota nonprofit legal advocacy organization, Gender Justice, to learn more about your rights and how you can join the movement to end sexual harassment.

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4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

What’s your superpower? Jennifer Embery, from J.E. Coaching & Speaking, closes out the expo with tips to help you reclaim your empowerment and feel excited about life.

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CONVERSATIONAL AREA LINE UP

10:00 am – 11:00 pm
“Making a Career Transition”
CorTalent, Premier Provider of Talent Solutions

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Is Entrepreneurship For You?”
Mentors from NAWBO MN
and SCORE

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
“Women and Money”
Whitney Emanuel, Founder & CEO
Strategic Visionaries, LLC

Shipt is a membership-based grocery marketplace, enabling delivery of fresh foods and household essentials.  Visit them at BOOTH #312!

1:15 – 2:00
“I am Not my hair, I am Not my body”
“Empowerment through self-confidence
and knowledge of self”
Thandisizwe Jackson-Nisan
2017 Miss Black Minnesota USA

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ERA of Minnesota
Catherine O’Dell, Treasurer will host

Stage talent and times are subject to change without notice

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Attendee FAQ's

Q:  What does a ticket to the March 24th, 2018, Twin Cities Women’s Expo get me?

A:  First, an opportunity to get to know woman-owned or woman-centric businesses and services in the Twin Cities/ Metro area.

Second, your experience will be streamlined so you get the most out of your time. By focusing on distinct areas for vendors and exhibitors you can zero in on the areas that mean the most to you, or, explore area by area as time allows.

Finally, a chance to connect with other women. We all know that even if our personal situations are individual, some experiences are universal. Enrich. Empower. Enlighten. The Twin Cities Women’s Expo.

Q: Can I come back the same day? 

A:  Yes, have your hand stamped at the door.

Q:  Can I gift my ticket to someone else, even if it has my name on it?

A;  Yes.

Q:  Do I have to print out my ticket before I get to the show?

A:  No, you don't have to have it printed.  It can be scanned from your smartphone.

Q:  Do you take credit and debit cards at the show's onsite box office?

A: Yes, we take credit and debit cards onsite.  However, if you purchase your ticket in advance or online, event at the event,  you pay a reduced ticket price.

Q:  Are dogs/pets allowed?

A:  Due to health and safety regulations, pets (including pets that fit in a carry bag) are not allowed at the expo, except for service dogs.

 
A:  No childcare services are offered.
 
A:  Yes, Contact the Mobility Shop toll-free at 888-404-5554 or www.themobilityshop.com - you can reserve your mobility equipment online prior to your arrival.

Q:  Can I bring a stroller?

A:  Yes, strollers are available at the show.

Q:  How do I get to the show?

     Click here to find out information on public transportation to the show.

Q:  Where is parking?

A:  Parking options are located all around the Minneapolis Convention Center ranging from $5.00-$15.00. The skyway system makes it easy for you to get from your car to the show.   Click for the interactive Parking Ramp Map With Pricing

The Twin Cities Women's Expo is Produced by We Spark Growth 

Address:  2828 University Avenue SE, Suite 150
Minneapolis, MN  55414

Phone:      612.351.8181

Email:       empower@twincitieswomensexpo.com