SOAR Conference for Women Returns with New 2-Day Hybrid Schedule

Carly Viegut

August 3, 2022

The SOAR (Seize Opportunities and Rise) Conference is designed for local women entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn, connect, and be inspired to take the next step in growing their business. After two years of hosting the event exclusively online, the 4th Annual SOAR Conference for Women in Business is transitioning to a two-day hybrid model.

“Entrepreneurship can be isolating, and the ability to connect with peers to share business aspirations and challenges can grow an entrepreneur’s local support network and confidence to inspire that next step in pursuing their goals.”

Sandy Voigt, Director of Women's Business Alliance - Central

The event is hosted by the Women’s Business Alliance (WBA), a program of the Entrepreneur Fund dedicated to supporting women at every stage of their small business journey through specialized programming. On average, over 1,000 aspiring and current women entrepreneurs benefit from the WBA program each year.

“We look to small business owners to bring new opportunities to our region and, over time, add to the economic engine in our communities. The women leading our small businesses face unique challenges. Supporting them by delivering relevant programming and opportunities for connection is good for our communities and economic well-being.”

Sandi Larson, Director of Women’s Business Alliance – North.

The SOAR Conference will take place this fall from October 11 – 13 with one virtual and two in-person events. Attendees can choose which in-person event they will attend depending on their geographic proximity to Princeton or Duluth, MN. Registration for attending the virtual event only is also available.  

Early-bird registration is open until August 31 or until seats are filled. The price for registration will increase on September 1.

Aspiring and current small business owners are encouraged check out SOAR Conference details and register online at

Register Now!

Thank you to our SOAR Sponsors!

These businesses are committed to supporting women entrepreneurs in our region and helping them succeed.

The SOAR Conference is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. SBA.

The Women’s Business Alliance Central and North are both certified Women’s Business Centers through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) represent a successful public-private partnership between the SBA and non-profit entrepreneurial development organizations across the country.

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