FARGO – The second annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is set for Sept. 21 through 25.

The community-sourced festival that aims to connect and celebrate entrepreneurial women in the region will this year facilitate hour-long “ask-me-anything” sessions with various subject matter experts.

“A global effort, Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated in over 30 countries and 45 states,” according to press notes. “2019 was the inaugural year events were held in Fargo and we had the largest gathering in the country with over 700 people participating throughout the week.”

Organizers are offering digital access to all events as a safety precaution during the coronavirus pandemic. Events throughout the week are organized by the community for the community and attendees can register for free.

“With over 25 events on the schedule, there are opportunities for women in all stages of entrepreneurship to participate,” according to press notes. “From managing cash flow to successfully hosting virtual events, the week’s lineup has events to connect, celebrate and impact women entrepreneurs.”

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Key features include:

● Ask Me Anything Sessions: Regional and national experts are sharing an hour of their time to engage with participants on topics including negotiation, building out a power team, the art of the pitch and more

● Rise & Shine Founders Voices Series: Each morning is kicking off with voices of female founders from across the state of North Dakota. Hear their stories of how they’re building their companies

● 1MC at Island Park: Michelle Kommer will be sharing her journey from serving as the Commissioner of Commerce for the state of North Dakota to her newest role as an entrepreneur.

The event is sponsored by The Nice Center at North Dakota State University, Emerging Prairie, North Dakota Department of Commerce, North Dakota Women’s Business Center, Burgum Foundation, Catalyst Medical Center, Eide Bailly, Emerging Digital Academy, Ladyboss Midwest, Plug and Play, She Overcomes, Step by Step Accounting and the West Fargo Public Library.

For more information, including a schedule of events and how to register, visit www.SheStartsWeek.com.