Minnesota Women’s Press has been sharing the voices and vision of women since 1985, as one of the longest continuously run feminist platforms (print and digital) in the U.S, with award-winning photography and website.

Current Mission

Authentic community-based journalism that amplifies and inspires the stories, action steps, and leadership of powerful, everyday women (cis and trans) and nonbinary people.

Evolving Mission

Authentic first-person narratives, reporting, and conversations that center the leadership of everyday women (cis and trans) and nonbinary people who are regenerating Minnesota’s ecosystems, creating human-oriented economies, transforming justice, and healing trauma.

Our Vision

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


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. Norma Smith Olson and Kathy Magnuson were co-owners from 2003 to 2017, transitioning in February 2009 to a monthly magazine format.

WoMN Act is our fiscal agent for grants and donations.

On December 14, 2017, the magazine was bought by Mikki Morrissette, who serves as the publisher and 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 updates readers with columns, feature stories, and news items.

Some of Our Freelance Team

Proofreader: Abbie Phelps

Fact-checker: Selena Moon

Distribution Coordinator: Sarah Whiting (staff)

Community Engagement: Hillary Streitberger, Lydia Moran (staff)

Changemakers Alliance Collaboration Editor: Anna Pollock