About

Minnesota Women’s Press has been sharing the voices and vision of women since 1985, as one of the longest running feminist platforms (print and digital) in the U.S.


Our Mission

Amplify and inspire, with personal stories and action steps, the leadership of powerful, everyday women.

Our Vision

We are all parts of a greater whole. Our stronger future will be built from the collective energy of women who shift narratives to effect change.

History

The Twin Cities-based publication was launched by Mollie Hoben and Glenda Martin on April 16, 1985. The idea started in 1984 to publish a biweekly newspaper dedicated to telling stories about Minnesota women, by women, for women. For more than 20 years, Norma Smith Olson and Kathy Magnuson were co-owners, transitioning in February 2009 to a monthly magazine format.

On December 14, 2017, the magazine was bought by Mikki Morrissette, who serves as the editor.

The Minnesota Women’s Directory is an affiliated annual publication that connects readers with women in business and women-centered organizations.

WomensPress.com and @MNWomensPress on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram connects readers with the magazine’s stories, directory listings, advertising and news of interest to Minnesota women.

A weekly e-newsletter features links to thematic stories and advertising.


Thank Our Supporters

See our 2019 advertisers as of October 2019, who are the primary supporters who enable us to remain the longest running continuously published feminist monthly publication in the country. Support them as they support us, and say thank you for their support of the Minnesota Women’s Press.

With COVID-19, we were not able to print and distribute our May issue on “Music & Movement,” but thanks to these small business advertisers we were able to share the stories in our first digital-only magazine. These advertisers supported our digital-only June issue. Please support the small businesses that enable our magazine to exist.

In partnership with the Local Media Foundation, we were able to start to take tax-deductible donations to extend our COVID-19-related coverage, such as the inequities and gender-based violence stories we are following. That fundraising campaign is open here.