Rochester Women is a regional home and healthy living magazine for Rochester, Minn., area women to help them grow personally and professionally and connect with each other and the community. The goal is to develop stronger, healthier and happier women, families and community.

Rochester Women is a local approach to the women’s market used by successful national magazines. Rochester Women is about Rochester area women, for Rochester area women, and organized by Rochester area women. The magazine features Rochester area women, their lives, homes, health, hobbies, careers and interests.



In November 2011 at the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association Excellence Awards banquet, Ellington Miller Starks won a silver award for her “from the editor” letters in Rochester Women and Margo Stich won a silver award for her food column “contemplating the food we eat.” 
2011: The Best Year Ever | Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association

In 2006, Rochester Women magazine was awarded for a how-to summer crafts for children article by MMPA at the Excellence Awards.

In June 2009, the United Way of Olmsted County Women’s Leadership Council [WLC] honored Maude Finch and the three recipients of the first annual The Maude Finch Award. Rochester Women magazine was recognized for the hope, inspiration, encouragement and fun the publication brings to countless women-and men in our community. And for its work in recognizing women’s accomplishments as family members, business women, artists, workers, friends and all the other roles women take on inspires people throughout the community and advances the common good.

In October 2008, PossAbilities of Southern Minnesota recognized Rochester Women magazine for providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

In August 2002 the Rochester, Minnesota, Mothers & More Chapter (#203) presented Women Communications, L.L.C./Rochester Women magazine the Mothers & More Business Award for highlighting working moms and offering a work environment conducive to balancing work and family life.

In 2001, Jorrie Johnson (Hansen), Rochester Women publisher, was awarded Woman of the Year by American Business Women’s Association Rochester Charter.


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AAUW – American Association of University Women
American Heart Association Go Red for Women
A Place to Call Home
Boys and Girls Club of Rochester
Castaways for Caleb Fundraiser

Century High School Goal Line Club

Citizens League

Gamehaven Boy Scout Council
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
Join the Journey
Lace Up Against Breast Cancer
Olmsted County Historical Society
Riverside Concerts
Rochester Area Family YMCA
Rochester Community Education
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Rochester Downtown Farmers Market
Rochester Pond & Garden Tour
Sacred Survivors Retreat
Sisters of Saint Francis
The ALS Association
United Way of Olmsted County
Women of Faith, Christ United Methodist Church
And many other organizations and events throughout the year


This entry was posted in About Us on July 7, 2011 by Scott Brue.