Women Mean Business Marketplace

About the Event

On October 12th, 2018, join WomenVenture and 1,000 business professionals, community leaders, and other individuals as we come together to invest in the economic success of women at the 23rd annual Women Mean Business Luncheon & Marketplace. Hear the inspiring stories of our Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained award winners, enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of emcee, Jearlyn Steele, and hear an inspiring keynote speaker Rhoda Olsen, Vice Chair of Great Clips, inc. Board of Directors. Our vendor Marketplace will feature the products and services of over 40 women-owned businesses.

Event Overview

As a Marketplace vendor, you will receive:

  • One 8'x'10 booth space with one skirted 8' banquet table and two chairs, plus two event seats/meals at the luncheon*
  • The chance to promote your business to over 1,000 local business professionals, community leaders, and other individuals who attend the Luncheon

*Please note, you are not required to bring an additional team member / helper to the marketplace; however, no discounts will be offered to those who decide to come alone

Tentative Vendor Schedule

Women Mean Business

7:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Marketplace Setup

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Marketplace open to sponsor-invited guests only

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Shopping in the Marketplace

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Ballroom open for seating

12:25 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch, Program, Keynote (Marketplace is closed during this time)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Shopping in the Marketplace

3:00 PM

Event Concludes, Marketplace Teardown

Vendor Requirements

  • Must be a woman-owned business (51% majority)
  • Must have products that fall into the following boutique-type categories: fashion, beauty, gift, jewelry, home décor, specialty food, etc.
  • A limited number of service-based businesses will be included in the event, subject to approval
  • Must be able to setup during the designated time above, no exceptions
  • Must submit an application and be accepted by WomenVenture's event team

WIFI Electricity

Wifi and electricity are available at an additional cost and may be purchased during registration. Pricing will be posted as we get closer to the event.

Additional Information

In order to provide an exceptional shopping experience for our guests and vendors, WomenVenture will limit the number of vendors in certain business categories (i.e. clothing, jewelry, service-based businesses, etc.). Submit your application early to ensure your spot in the marketplace!

Apply to be a Vendor

Showcase your business to nearly 1,000 women, submit your vendor application now! Space is limited, apply early. Please note that submitting an application, does not guarantee a space in marketplace. You will be notified if you have been selected as a vendor.

Questions? Email or call Samantha Wolf, Marketing & Events Specialist, swolf@womenventure.org. 612-224-9562