SAWN members bring cross-generational expertise across a range of fields and industries, from retail and finance to small business, law and medicine. We appreciate the unique voice and experience each one of us brings and aspire to nurture a dynamic community of women leaders.

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($50 Annual)

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SAWN membership spans some of the leading organizations in healthcare, technology, retail and finance in the Twin Cities.

After obtaining our 501c(3) nonprofit status in 2023, we reinforced our committment to enhancing member value through opportunities for personal and professional development. Event attendees in the past have also expressed interest in programs structured around learning. A paid membership model will allow us to elevate our events, offer members diverse learning experiences and truly accelerate our impact. 

Membership includes access to all SAWN events, from skill building workshops and coaching to our annual event, Saphal.

Life happens, we understand. However SAWN membership offers benefits that go beyond a single event – from our small business showcase at Saphal to meaningful networking at meetups and opportunities to lead initiatives that interest you.

We are transitioning away from a pay-per-event model. While we will always try to accommodate interested individuals, tickets cannot be guaranteed.

MEMBER spotlights

Feroza Mehta
Editor, Edina Magazine,

Feroza Mehta, Editor at Edina Magazine, one of the leading community living magazines in the Twin Cities shares her professional journey and personal challenges.

Nash Sheikh,
Director & Chief of Staff to the President and CEO at Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Nash Sheikh, Director & Chief of Staff to the President and CEO at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota talks about how she balanced professional success with community service.

  • Puja Shah

    "Thank you to Debarati Sen for sharing her story with us at Saphal. It was inspiring, honest and authentic. I left with so many great thoughts to grow and pride in how far we have come.”

    Puja Shah
    Creative Director, Target
  • Teresa Moody

    I have attended many events over the past two years, and built lasting connections. It is rare to see so many South Asian women from such diverse backgrounds and careers all together in one space and it has such a powerful effect as you listen to shared challenges and accomplishments in a supportive environment.”

    Teresa Moody
    Sr Talent & Learning Specialist, Northmarq
  • Sumita Harle

    “I would absolutely recommend joining SAWN - it is open-minded, collaborative and passionate about bringing people together. SAWN is a fabulous opportunity to expand your circle."

    Sumita Harle
    Marketing Director, Optum