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The 2018 Inaugural Native Women’s Business Summit sold out. As a result, Native Women Lead will be hosting the second Native Women’s Business Summit on April 5-6, 2019 at Isleta Resort and Casino.


This year we are planning for 300 Native women to further our impact. Unique features of 2019 Native Women’s Business Summit include:

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  • Childcare offered as part of the $175.00 registration to provide more access.
  • $25 of each ticket sold will go to missing murdered and Indigenous women and girls.
  • All breakout sessions are based in Native Women Lead values; BEWE- Backbone-Emerging-Weaving-Empowering and include topics such as financing, marketing, and building your business.
  • Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth will be a keynote speaker.
  • Healing room.

“As a Native American woman-owned business, you often find yourself in spaces as the “only.” As in, the only Native American in a classroom, co-working space, or even Zumba class. It is exhausting and lonely since so much of your time in these spaces is spent educating non-Native people about your culture,” said Jaclyn Roessel, Native Women Lead co-founder and owner of Grownup Navajo.

Pictured: a panel from the 2018 Native Women's Business Summit

Pictured: a panel from the 2018 Native Women's Business Summit

About Native Women’s Summit

To revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native Women in business. We do this by co-creating with and convening our community to build coalition while honoring our culture, creativity, and connections. Our core values (BEWE) reflect our understanding that Native Women are the Backbone of our communities, we are Emerging as entrepreneurs, and we are Weaving our ideas, resources, and community to manifest change while Empowering one another. 

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