Bloomington, Indiana Commission on the Status of Women Announces Call-Out for Women-Owned Businesses, Health Organizations/Non-Profits, and Female Artisans to Participate in Women’s Market

Staff report

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – June 16, 2023

The Commission on the Status of Women in Bloomington has declared a call-out for women-owned businesses, health organizations/non-profits, and female artisans to participate in the upcoming Women’s Market. This event, organized by the City of Bloomington, will be held at City Hall on August 26th, coinciding with Women’s Equality Day, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Women’s Market aims to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women.

Deputy Mayor Mary Catherine Carmichael expressed her enthusiasm for the event, stating, “This event highlights the work of women, builds community and furthers equity. We must continue to remove barriers and strive for equity right here in our own community. We are fortunate to have a commission devoted to this work, and so many smart, talented, and dynamic women making good things happen in Bloomington.”

The Women’s Market will serve as a platform to showcase women-owned businesses, female artisans, and women’s health organizations. Vendor booths will be strategically positioned throughout City Hall, providing an opportunity for local businesses, non-profits, and artists to display their products and services. Those interested in participating can register for a vendor booth space online at The registration period will close on Monday, August 7th at 5 p.m.

The Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women was founded in 1973 by a committee of local women leaders who were dedicated to bridging the gender pay gap in Bloomington. The establishment of the commission aimed to investigate local barriers that impeded gender pay equity and identify opportunities for advancement towards this goal.

For further details about the 2023 Women’s Market, please contact Marissa Parr-Scott, Special Projects Coordinator, at [email protected].

Contact: Marissa Parr-Scott Special Projects Coordinator Community and Family Resources [email protected] 812-349-3430

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