Mastermind Groups & SOAR Success Circles

What is a Mastermind Group?

Mastermind Groups are a proven means of fostering next-level thinking. The purpose of the group is to be a sounding board for women entrepreneurs to further their goals and achieve success in their business life. The facilitated peer group provides the opportunity to work on a business versus in the business through brainstorming, education, accountability and peer support. Mastermind Groups provide a confidential environment to test business strategies, brainstorm solutions to challenges and gain confidence as a leader.


WBA Mastermind Groups are facilitated in a roundtable format and require confidentiality and commitment. You will share experiences, be held accountable to action plans, and get fresh perspectives to solve problems, make decisions and gain critical insights. Along the way, you’ll forge a powerful peer network of fellow women in business. Program includes nine facilitated roundtable meetings and one overnight retreat with facilitation and speakers.


Women business owners and executive-level managers in our service region, which includes Aitkin, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Morssion, Pine, St. Louis, Stearns, and Todd counties in northeast and central Minnesota, and Douglas County in northwest Wisconsin, are welcome to apply.


The Alliance launches annual groups. For questions or to learn more, contact Sandy, or Sandi.

Building Lasting Networks of Professional Women

“The WBA’s Mastermind Groups and Ignite forums provide me with opportunities to meet with like-minded women to discuss business challenges and gain fresh perspectives. I still meet regularly with some of the Mastermind Group – the feedback and accountability helps keep me on track in setting goals and meeting them”

Jinell Abernethy, Anytime Fitness, Duluth, MN

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