About the Group

About Lakes Area Women in Business

After more than a year of attending the Forest Lake Chamber’s Women In Business Group and experiencing minimal growth- we started talking about how we could develop a successful group where women would look forward to coming, meeting new faces, gaining friends and making positive connection that would help improve their business. We also knew that many women outside of the Forest Lake area would be interested…. Thus LAKES AREA WOMEN IN BUSINESS was formed. Our first “Kick Off” meeting was held on May 21, 2010 with 23 women in attendance and has grown to over 50 members.

We voted LAWB as a subcommittee of the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. And with the help of Colleen Eddy, President of FLACC, she agreed to running the finance portion through FLACC.

Purpose of Meetings: Connect, Empower, Educate, Grow

  • Connect women who want to do business with other business women in the Lakes Area.
  • Empower women by discovering the Power of Partnerships with other women.
  • Educate women by providing business women learning opportunities directly related to business development through informative and interactive presentations by business experts.
  • Grow our organization to increase membership which will grow our businesses.

Who Should Attend LAWB?

  • Women business owners.
  • Women responsible for running or managing a business.
  • Women interested in starting a business.

Learn more about the benefits of becoming a LAWB member.


The Lakes Area Women Business is made up of women business owners, women responsible for running or managing a business, and women interested in starting a business. Our purpose is to: Connect, Empower, Educate, Grow