Connecting women personally, professionally, and philanthropically.

Welcome to

Lakes Area Professional Women

The mission of Lakes Area Professional Women is to promote equity for all in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. We strive to elevate the standards for everyone in business and in their professions, to advocate for business and professional growth, and to bring about a spirit of cooperation among business and professional women.
We are here to extend opportunities to our members, and to connect business and professional women to develop personally, professionally, and philanthropically.

Benefits of Membership

Networking opportunities

With local business women

Leadership Development


Skill building & mentoring

And educational opportunities

Inclusion in community events

Including Empowered Event

stacy james

I love the wide variety of women that LAPW brings together. We are all from different walks of life, have our own unique stories, and we each have different talents and treasures to share with the other women within our organization.

– Stacy James

American National Bank of Minnesota
Vice President / Branch Manager 

danielle peterson

The relationships I have forged through LAPW have opened up so many opportunities both personally and professionally. If you're craving a community of women who will genuinely cheer for you, you've come to the right place.

– Danielle Peterson

Dental Health Associates
Office Manager

wendy oksness

It feels right when you meet an acquaintance who will walk across the room to say hello, inquire about how you are, and introduce you to more women who align with your professional and personal initiatives – LAPW is a wonderful support.

– Wendy Oksness

Mid MN Investment & Retirement Services
Financial Advisor 

Meet Our


LAPW Members


Area Businesses


Different Industries
Who've Raised


In the Past 10 Years

ready to take the next step?

Join Lakes Area Professional Women today!