Sustainability Event for Women in Business Comes to Tacoma

This summit in downtown Tacoma on Oct. 20 will focus on what sustainability means for South Sound women in business.

Funded in part by a grant from the City of Tacoma’s Office of Sustainability, this one-day conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 will center on issues of sustainability and bring together women in business and speakers from local companies and nonprofits.

The summit organizer is Allison Stewart Bishins who has been organizing community and business events in Tacoma since 2012 via Handmade PNW and Allison Bishins Consulting. She focuses on connecting business owners to create support networks and strengthen the local economy and teaches business owners how to simply and authentically connect with customers on social media.

The conference will be held in the gallery on the main floor of Courthouse Square (in the old post office building). Tickets are on a sliding scale from $25-$75 to ensure that women in any stage of business can attend, Bishins noted. Tickets include coffee, a light breakfast, and lunch. All food and drinks will be vegan- and gluten-free.

The last hour of the event will be for networking that will feature local vendors, businesses, and community organizations that support sustainability efforts. There are a few spaces left; contact the organizer for more information.

Scholarships are available for self-identifying WOC and LGBTQ community members. For more information, contact Tickets can be purchased via

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