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Our History

Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (WeMN), was established on May 15, 2007, by Amalia Moreno-Damgaard and Cyndy Arey as an informal networking group for women entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities.

On October 27, 2007, the group was formalized and legalized as a non-profit 501(c)6 organization.

Since WeMN’s inception, the WeMN Board has grown and programming has expanded to include networking and educational events, Peer Mentoring Program and biennial conference.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide personal and professional growth opportunities for entrepreneurial women leaders in the Twin Cities through education, mentoring, peer advisory, and collaborative networking.

Member Spotlight

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Lisa Peterson

Founder & Owner

Pawsh Photography LLC


Company Description:

Pawsh Photography is a full service photography business based in Maple Grove. Serving the twin cities and western WI areas, Pawsh provides exceptional client service. Pawsh specializes in pet photography and headshots.

How long have you been in business?

4 years.

What do you do?

I help animal loving Minneapolis St Paul parents celebrate their pets and humans by creating timeless customized art for their homes and cabins.

Who do you serve?

Everyone is welcome at Pawsh Photography. Our clients include families who want to capture moments with their human and fur children, businesses who want a personalized headshot experience for their employees, and individuals who need authentic headshots. We pride ourselves on inclusivity, and we mean it when we say all beings are welcome.

What’s one tip or piece of wisdom you’d share with new women entrepreneurs?

Be authentic! Dare to be you. In a sea of solopreneurs, those who can connect to clients in a real, authentic way will stand out. Taking photos of family and pets is easy to put off. Do it today, while everyone is still healthy and happy!