Professional Growth
Personal Development
Giving Back to Our Community 
Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Betsey Lund, 2014-15 President


Join Business Women of Central MN Today!  Business Women of Central Minnesota (BWCM) fosters the success of workingwomen by providing career advancement resources, worklife strategies, and personal and professional networking connections.  Most of our current members are working in business, and include fields of legal, marketing, finance, social services, education, real estate, and entrepreneurship.

We create social opportunities that help develop friendships and networks, which are created at our monthly meetings, Coffee Club gatherings, and other events that take place throughout the year. 


Are you looking for a way to enhance your leadership skills?  Opportunities in leadership positions help our members increase their professional skills. Monthly speakers focus on personal, professional development, and educational topics. 


If you would like to learn more about our organization, feel free to join us at our next meeting!


Want to Become a Member or Learn More about BWCM?

Contact Us today!





TUESDAY, November 11

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Anton's Restaurant


Topic: Foundations--Finding the Right Fit

Speaker: Meagan Gustafson, Allure Intimate Apparel


Meagan will share tips for helping you find the right fit for your foundations and learn why having the right fit is important!


RSVP your attendance to Betsey Lund at, by 12:00 pm on Monday, November 10.

Thank you to Everyone Who Attended our

8th Annual Lunch'n Learn Event:  Brown Bag Lunch with Women Leaders 


Keynote Presenter:  

Janelle Kendall, Stearns County Attorney 



Oct. 14 -- Attendees learned about the Domestic Violence Program which was developed in Stearns County and is being adopted as a NATIONAL best practice to stop the biggest domestic violence offenders.


Also, a big "thank you" to Janelle Kendall for spending the lunch hour with us and Rasmussen College for hosting the event.

BWCM Coffee Club

Upcoming Discussion Topics

Mark Your Calendars and Join Us as We Explore A New Topic Each Month

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 

Panera Bread


View the List of Topics for our upcoming Get Togethers.


BWCM Nominee Receives Kare 11 Eleven Who Care Award

Becky Carlson, Granite VFW Post 428 Auxiliary, is one of this year's recipients for the Kare 11 Eleven Who Care Award.  


Kare 11 will be featuring Becky Carlson on Saturday, November 1, in their 8:00 a.m. newscast.


Becky has worked tirelessly throughout the past years to provide care packages and support for our Military men and women.  The effects of these care packages are far reaching from touching the hearts and minds of soldiers who receive them to the spouses and families left behind who get a little piece of mind knowing that their loved ones are being thought of. Everything in the packages is usable, including the bags of jolly ranchers, tootsie rolls, etc. used as packaging materials.  Becky commits to preparing and sending 20 care packages every month to troops serviing our country overseas;  80 packages are sent during the holidays.

BWCM Scholarship Helps Big Lake Mom Achieve Her Goal

Tiffany Krebs, a mother of six in Big Lake, is accomplishing her goal of attaining an RN degree through Rasmussen College School of Nursing in St. Cloud.  The $500 scholarship she received from Business Women of Central Minnesota (BWCM) will help her complete her final quarter of the RN program.



BWCM Scholarships are awarded to non-traditional female students who are at least 25 years of age, live in the local area, and are pursuing a career in a business or professional field. 






Available for



$15.00 (includes tax)

 Purchasing Your Bag Today!  



Harriet Terry Apparel & Embellishments




BWCM was at Women's Showcase

on Saturday, October 4

BWCM Members pictured:  Amanda Risberg and Harriet Terry

BWCM President is Recipient of St. Cloud Times

'5 Under 40' Award

Lund Identifies with Women in Business.  She isn't afraid to be the Woman Who Breaks Barriers


Betsey's Interview:  Audio

Business Women of Central Minnesota: A Professional Sisterhood

Local Organization Connects, Supports & Uplifts Women in Business
Style Magazine, July/August 2012