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Lakes Area Professional Women Member Benefits

  • Networking opportunities with local business women
  • Skill building and educational opportunities
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Inclusion in community events including the Dollars for Scholars Style Show
  • Gain practical skills through involvement in one or more LAPW Teams
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships that serve and support our communities

Join all these fabulous women as LAPW members.

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Why did you join Lakes Area
Professional Women?

I joined LAPW to get to know and network with other women. I also joined to affirm women in their lives - whether it be professionally or personally.

~Katie Perry, Knute Nelson
What do you enjoy most
about membership in LAPW?

I have been a member for 16 years. I have really enjoyed getting to know the members of BPW and LAPW, learning and growing together as we raise our families; establish careers, and just being good stewards of the great community we live in.

~Irene Vagle, Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County
Do you have a favorite memory
from LAPW?

There was one program that celebrated women from the past. Lavyrle Spencer was highlighted - and I was excited to hear that she didn't even begin her career as an author until later in life. I left thinking, "It's never too late!"

~Jessica Boyer

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meetings
Broadway Ballroom
Mar 28th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monthly Meetings - 4th Wednesday each month Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria (unless otherwise noted) 11:30 a.m.-Noon - networking/lunch Noon-1:00 p.m. - program/meeting
Monthly Meetings
Apr 18th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The April monthly meeting has been moved up a week so that our members have the opportunity to the "Spring Luncheon". For more information about the luncheon and the guest speaker visit
Annual Scholarship Event
Gathered Oaks
Apr 20th 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Spring Scholarship Fundraiser is a wonderful event that also helps LAPW raise money for member and student educational scholarships. Scholarships are awarded via Dollars for Scholars to schools in the surrounding communities included (but not limited to) Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis, Parkers Prairie, Sauk Centre and West Central Area.