• WOW stands for
    Women of Wealth

  • Additional activities

  • What is WOW?

    We are a group of local businesswomen ready to learn, network and support each other in our business endeavors. We establish business relationships that, like a vast web, lead to other business relationships and increased business inside and outside our group.

    WOW members are generally solopreneurs and small business enterprises serving customers in Cottage Grove and communities southeast of the Twin Cities.

    • Our Mission

      To enable and empower female
      entrepreneurs individually and as a group,
      and to build better futures for women,
      families and for the community
      through networking and education.

      (Left) WOW meeting room on the second floor of Jerry’s Foods in Woodbury, Minnesota.

    WOW membership guidelines

    WOW Membership is offered exclusively by service industry

    WOW is a networking group that has only one person per profession, so members complement one another rather than competing within their field.

    • To be eligible for WOW, you must be a self-employed woman who wants to join a business networking group
    • Be interested in giving and receiving business referrals
    • Wish to meet and exchange ideas with other businesswomen
    • Desire to earn more money in your business
    • Share an interest in serving your community

    Contact us to see if there is an opening in your field. We are welcoming new members all the time!

    WOW Board of Directors

    Lori Schmidt, President
    Email:  lschmidt@cruiseplanners.com

    Nancy Narusiewicz, Treasurer and Secretary

    Jessica Aubel, Past President
    E-mail: jaubel@amfam.com

  • We welcome guest speakers!

    At WOW we are looking for presenters who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight! If you would like to be a guest speaker, or suggest a speaker, please contact us!

    Service to community

    The women of WOW strive to help the community in a number of ways. We participate in various fundraising activities, acts of service and scholarships to better our community. Activities and services include working with the American Cancer Society by serving breakfast at Hope Lodge, participating in the Relay for Life events, sponsoring the Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest ambassadors, donating to senior scholarships, and providing free educational talks to the public, just to name a few.

    We are always looking for more ways to share our knowledge and time. Please contact us if you have any community service opportunities available.