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2018 Women's Business Summit

10/14/18 06:00 PM - 10/15/2018 04:30 PM

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Save the Date! October 14-15, 2018 in Bismarck

"What a super event! We came away with a ton of knowledge and great business contacts! Thank you for a SUPER Summit." - 2013 WBS attendee

"This has definitely become one of my "go-to" training sessions. I will definitely be recommending this to my female business colleagues."" - 2013 WBS attendee

Bringing together women from across North Dakota and the region for intense training, networking, business growth opportunities, personal development, professional focus, and of course…. fun! 

  • Inspires entrepreneurism and personal growth
  • Equips women in career advancement and business development skills
  • Connects participants with resources and other motivated individuals

Whether a professional in the workplace, a business owner, or simply a woman aspiring to improve herself, participants have access to a variety of activities and resources to choose from. ALL are encouraged to join us for the #1 professional development opportunity in the region!


Meet our 2018 Keynote

Jill Blashack Strahan

Jill Blashack Strahan - Tastefully Simple Founder & CEO

Jill Blashack Strahan, Tastefully Simple Founder & CEO, is a top female entrepreneur and an inspiration to women across the nation. Blashack Strahan grew up on her family’s farm in rural Minnesota during the 1960s, where she was inspired by her father’s work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.

In 1995, Jill launched Tastefully Simple offering delicious, easy-to-prepare foods and gifts. It wasn’t a simple start. Blashack Strahan and her young family had no money to risk on such a venture. Determined, she bootstrapped the business and within eight years, Blashack Strahan grew Tastefully Simple to a $100 million company.

Just three years into developing the company, Blashack Strahan was rocked by tragedy. Her brother was killed in a fall, and only a few months later her husband died suddenly. Blashack Strahan was faced with raising her 5-year-old son and the decision of whether (and how) to continue a business that consumed most of her time, energy and resources. She chose to persevere, using the deaths of those she loved as inspiration to live her dreams.

Recognized as an exceptional CEO, Blashack Strahan has won numerous awards for her achievements and unique philosophies of positivity and abundance. She published a book about her life lessons and inspirational journey with Tastefully Simple called Simply Shine: Stories That Stirred the Fire.

Blashack Strahan motivates and inspires thousands across the country, sharing her stories and lessons as a professional speaker. Her down-to-earth nature and charismatic approach make her someone people believe in, and – more importantly – someone who enables them to believe in themselves.