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 Luminary is on the road again...2024's first stop is Minneapolis!

Across six cities in 2024, Luminary is bringing together women and male allies to advance, build, develop, and connect and we're starting in the Twin Cities. From panels and workshops, to fireside chats and networking, incredible speakers, thought leaders and subject matter experts, we’re ready to bring the Luminary LIVE experience to Minneapolis. 

Check out the great lineup of speakers, programming and content.
Invest in yourself, your career and your business and make sure to register below. 

The event is free (yes, we said FREE) and open to all. Whether you're a solopreneur, a microbusiness, side hustler, fast growth company or navigating a completely different career path, we invite to join us and #comesitatourtable. 


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Location: 165 Western Ave N Suite 8, St. Paul, MN 55102



9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakfast and Networking 

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome and Kick-Off with:

Cate Luzio, Founder and CEO of Luminary 

Erin Waggoner, Senior Manager of State Government Affairs at Verizon

10:15 AM - 10:45AM

Fireside Chat: From Start-Up to Scale 
In conversation
 Sally Mueller, Co-Founder and CEO of Womaness 

10:45 AM - 11:25 AM

Designed to Lead: Finding Your Energetic Flow in Business
Led by Monica Monfre
, Founder of Teach Wellthy Coaching

11:25 AM - 12:05 PM

The A.L.I.G.N Method: Five Steps To Leading Sales Conversations That Convert
Led by Allison Davis,  Founder of Sales Done Differently

12:05 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch & Networking

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Business Plan Boot Camp + Financial Keys to Success
Led by Cate Luzio, Founder and CEO of Luminary 

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Digital Marketing 101 (and Beyond)
Led by Maribel Lara, Country Manager, Mexico at VaynerMedia

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Building While Flying Panel Conversation
 Angie Tebbe , Co-Founder & CEO of RAE Wellness
Yasameen Sajady , Co-Founder & CEO of Maazah
Erinn Farrell, Co-Founder & Partner of The Coven  

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking & Cocktails

Register Here

 In partnership with Verizon Small Business Digital Ready


Our national partner in Luminary LIVE is Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, a free learning program developed by small businesses to help small businesses grow and build their skills to succeed in the digital economy. Filled with courses, events, coaching sessions, and grant opportunities, it’s an easy way to advance your business, learn new skills, and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs. Not yet registered? No problem at all! Click here to register giving you complete access to our full day experience. 

Luminary LIVE Evening Event
Own Your Worth Panel Discussion

in partnership with Untitled design (13)-1

As women we do it all - growing companies, creating opportunities, managing schedules, mentoring talent, providing care to others (and ourselves!), but how do we do it?
Join us for networking and a panel discussion as we speak with remarkable women leaders across different industries, and career paths to share how they’ve built and navigated their careers,  and own their worth. 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Speakers include: 
Michelle Maryns,
Founder & CEO, We Sparkle
Lindsay Holden
, Co-Founder, Odele Beauty
Isabel Oropeza,
Director, National Sales & Women’s Wealth, UBS
Moderated by Cate Luzio, Founder and CEO, Luminary


Full Luminary LIVE Experience Hosted in Partnership With:



Meet The Speakers

Cate Luzio

Founder & CEO of Luminary

Cate Luzio

Founder & CEO of Luminary

Cate Luzio is the Founder and CEO of Luminary, a global membership-based professional education and networking platform created to uplift, upskill, and propel women forward through all phases of their professional journey.  

Cate launched Luminary in 2018 with the mission to create an ecosystem of high-touch engagement to address and impact the systemic challenges faced by women across all industries and sectors. Members are comprised of a multigenerational and intersectional community of individuals, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, corporations, and organizations including American Express, Verizon, Paramount, UBS, Spotify JPMorgan Chase, Unilever, Indeed, Mastercard, CAPCO, LVMH, ADP, and many more.

Before starting Luminary, Cate spent two decades in financial services leading global multibillion-dollar businesses. Previously, she was Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for HSBC, managing more than 2,000 employees worldwide and prior to that, she served as Head of Multinational Corporate Banking at J.P. Morgan EMEA based in London. She spent her early years in Latin America with Bank of America across both consumer and wholesale banking. She started her career working in tech in China.

Cate is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she was named its Entrepreneur of the Year in 2021 and joined its Board of Governors that same year. She also has a master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University.

A long-time advocate for empowering women and girls, she served on the National Board for Girls Inc. from 2016-2022, is a mentor for WE.NYC and The NORTH, and sits on the Boards of Girls Inc. New York City and Pomp & Whimsy. Cate is an active investor in several women-founded companies. She is a member of DealmakeHERS, Women’s Forum of NY, Careforce, and the TIME’s UP Care Economy Business Council.

Cate was recognized as one of Forbes’ Next 1000 Entrepreneurs in 2021 and a Top 100 Female Founder by Inc. in 2019 and 2021. She has been featured as an expert in top-tier financial, business, and lifestyle media. She is a sought-after keynote speaker for organizations such as Verizon, Hudson Bay Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity, BlackRock, ADP, and UBS, as well as high-profile events including several Conferences for Women, ADP Women’s Summit, Verizon 100 Women Leaders, Fidelity Women Talk Money, Yelp Women in Business and Black in Business Summits.

Sally Mueller

Co-Founder & CEO of Womaness

Allison Davis

Founder of Sales Done Differently

Angie Tebbe

Co-Founder & CEO of RAE Wellness

Monica Monfre

Founder of Teach Wellthy Coaching

Yasameen Sajady

Co-Founder & CEO of Maazah

Alex West Steinman

Co-Founder & CEO of The Coven

Erinn Farrell

Co-Founder & Partner of The Coven

Michelle Maryns

Founder & CEO of We Sparkle Co.

Lindsay Holden

Co-Founder of Odele

Isabel Oropeza

Director, National Sales & Women’s Wealth at UBS

Maribel Lara

Country Manager, Mexico at VaynerMedia

Mikhala Stutzman

Senior Community Manager at Yelp

Erin Waggoner

Senior Manager of State Government Affairs at Verizon