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Power Women Minneapolis

Carry as You Climb: The Collective Movement to Empower Gender Equitable Leadership

Event Ended On: Thursday October 28 2021

Registration Questions? **Please note we have pricing tiers based on ticket availability. Ticket prices will increase once we sell out of the current pricing tier. We cannot redeem a lower price once the ticket prices have been raised. **Bisnow is a cashless, checkless operation. Please only submit payment via credit card.

Our Commitment to Your Safety:

We have experienced the enthusiasm of returning to live in-person events this year, having safely and successfully hosted more than 10,000 executives to date. While we are thrilled to convene together to propel growth within CRE, COVID-19 remains a worldwide concern and Bisnow is committed to practicing safe protocols at our events. You can expect the following:


  • Facial coverings will be required by all staff & attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be made available at the door.
  • Temperature checks will be conducted at entry.
  • Attendance at the event will be capped.
  • Contact tracing procedures will be employed for any reported exposure.
  • Socially distanced seating will be available in the main event space.
  • Enhanced sanitization protocols will be adhered to throughout the event space including regularly disinfecting surfaces throughout the event and hand sanitizer provided to all attendees.


As local regulations and guidance evolve, the CRE industry continues to lead the way forward. We look forward to gathering safely to do what we do best: network, connect, and engage to do more business. We look forward to hosting you soon.


Speakers and Panels

The Journey of Equitable Leadership

Andrea Jenkins

Andrea Jenkins

Vice President, Minneapolis City Council

Past, Present, & Future of Women in Commercial Real Estate

Heather Weerheim

Heather Weerheim

President-Elect MNCREW, Director, Greiner Construction

Panel Discussion: Empowered Women, Empower Women

Ericka Miller

Ericka Miller

Senior Development Manager, Alatus

Our 2021 Honorees!

Betsy Vohs

Betsy Vohs

CEO & Founder, Studio BV
Julie Kimble

Julie Kimble

Founder and CEO, Kimble Co

Deidre Schmidt

President and CEO, CommonBond Communities

Why This Matters

What You’ll Learn:

The biggest challenge in commercial real estate for women continues to be underrepresentation. Statistically corporations who foster inclusivity make better decisions and are more profitable.  According to a recent report by CREW, companies in the top 25% for gender diversity are 15% more likely to have financial returns above their industry medians and innovation is six times higher at companies with the most equal workplace cultures. Yet, only an estimated 27% of senior level CRE roles are held by women. 


  • What action plans need to be implemented to become a more equitable workplace? 
  •  What strategies should be employed by organizations to create a clear plan to accelerate the advancement of women into leadership?
  • How could mentorship programs be developed to ensure opportunities for younger women in commercial real estate?


How You’ll Do More Business: 

Research shows that when women advocate the advancement of other women, collectively all women are more successful. Meet inspiring  leaders, learn best practices to empower your network, and take your seat at the table as we shift the paradigm of the commercial real estate industry. 


Who You'll Meet: Investors, developers, architects, brokers, tenants, and engineers. 


Why You Should Attend: 

Bisnow events bring together the biggest power players in the industry to identify opportunities, build your network and expand your business. With the largest audience of commercial real estate professionals in the world, no one knows how to help your business more than us. Join Bisnow as we jump into the market in Minneapolis to analyze its strengths and strategize on its areas of opportunity.


For questions, recommendations, comments, or press inquiries please email our Minneapolis event producer, Jane Jenkins at


Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ballroom & Floor: Great Lakes Ballroom A - Floor 4

Parking Information:

$25 Self-parking / $40 Valet Parking

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Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Networking & Registration
9:00 AM
9:25 AM
Past, Present, & Future of Women in Commercial Real Estate
CREW President and President Elect talk about the history of women in commercial real estate, the current state of female leadership, and the goals for the future.
9:25 AM
9:45 AM
The Journey of Equitable Leadership
City Council VP tells the story of her inspirational journey to becoming one of Minneapolis's top community leaders.
9:45 AM
10:30 AM
Empowered Women, Empower Women
Minneapolis leading ladies of CRE discuss mentorship, intentional networking, and other best practice strategies to empower women.
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Awards Ceremony
11:15 AM
12:00 PM