On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce held the Bloomington Women in Leadership event Combatting Imposter Syndrome at the Monroe Convention Center. Nichelle Wash with The Guarden spoke on understanding imposter syndrome, promote leadership, and establish best practices for engagement and communication. See the photos from the event below!
On Tuesday, August 8, 2023, the Bloomington Women in Leadership's group, a part of The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, held it's quarterly event "All You Can Ask Buffet with Ladies of Resilience" with Danielle Bruce, Gladys DeVane, and Elizabeth Mitchell, at the Fountain Square Ballroom. See the photos from the event below!
On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce's Bloomington Women in Leadership (BWIL) group held it's community engagement day, Celebrate Play where they partnered with Middle Way House to assemble playground equipment, clean up the garden space, and generally beautify the area. See the photos from the event below!
Middle Way House provides meaningful alternatives to living with violence to hundreds of survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking each year. Further, Middle Way House touches the lives of thousands of community members annually through educational outreach and prevention programs. The mission of the program is to provide survivors with access to permanent, safe, and affordable housing; to achieve economic security, and foster their strengths to further develop their capacities for self-determination. This Engage event is a way for women in Bloomington to show our support for these women and this organization by beautifying a space where their children can just be kids. Middle Way’s youth program's goal is to provide a fun, safe, and inclusive experience for all residential and aftercare youth.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, sexual violence or human trafficking, resources are available at middlewayhouse.org or its 24/7 Help and Crisis Line at 812-336-0846.
On Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce's Bloomington Women in Leadership held an event, Empowering Others: The Impact of Mentoring, at the Bloomington Country Club, with speaker Sherry Dunbar-Kruzan with TASUS, and a panel discussing mentoring featuring Nicole Plunkett with Smithville, Jennifer Quick-Cook with Big Brothers Big Sisters South Central Indiana, and Karin St. John with St. John Associates. See the photos from the event below!
On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and Bloomington Women in Leadership held it's bi-monthly event at the Mill with venture capitalist, Jane Martin. See the photos from the event below!
On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce's Bloomington Women in Leadership group participated in a community engagement day with Girls Inc. of Monroe County. During this event, volunteers created toiletries to-go packs to put in the local schools girls bathrooms, bringing awareness to period poverty in our community. After three shifts, volunteers created 654 packs!
Girls Inc. programming focuses on the development of the whole girl. Their comprehensive approach addresses all aspects of a girl's life and helps her discover and develop her inherent strengths and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. A combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty, and become role models in their community.
See photos from the event below!
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce's affinity group, Bloomington Women in Leadership, hosted Indiana University's first woman president, Pamela Whitten, at Henke Hall at the Indiana University Memorial Stadium. There was a presentation by President Whitten, followed by a Q&A session. In attendance were some young participants from Girls, Inc.
The presentation was about President Whitten's journey and what lead her to the leadership position she is in today. The women, and young participants in attendance were able to learn how they could apply President Whitten's strategies to their own leadership journeys.
Photos from the event are below.
On Tuesday, April 12th, 2022, the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce hosted it's bi-monthly Bloomington Women in Leadership (BWIL) event. BWIL is based on three pillars: Empower, Engage, and Inspire. This month focused on Engagement by reaching out to the Bloomington community and volunteering for My Sister's Closer. My Sister’s Closet helps women living in poverty with critical tools and training needed to find employment. When women living in adverse conditions secure jobs, they are better equipped to feed their families and provide safer homes and life changing programming for their children. Bloomington Women in Leadership had a great time giving back to the community during this month's BWIL: Engage.
Below are photos from the event.
Bloomington Women in Leadership: Empowered Leadership: A Panel Discussion with Black Women Leaders in Bloomington
On Tuesday, February 8th, 2022, the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce hosted it's bi-monthly Bloomington Women in Leadership (BWIL) event. BWIL is based on three pillars: Empower, Engage, and Inspire. This month focused on Empowerment, noting the accomplishments and efforts in our community of the four women here with us today. The Chamber and Bloomington Women in Leadership recognize the importance of highlighting, advocating for and elevating Black women and women of color to leadership roles in professional organizations. With this panel, we share the journeys of four prominent Black women in Bloomington to highlight their successes, to encourage being an advocate for women of color in the workplace and our community, and, ultimately, to elevate and expand inclusion within our organizations.
Below are photos from the event.
Thank you to our sponsors Cook Group, The Monroe County YMCA, ISU/The May Agency, Hoosier Energy, Express Employment, FC Tucker, RE/MAX Acclaimed Properties, German American Bank, Cassady Electric, and Chase Bank for your support. We also wanted to thank WTIU/WFIU for donating some amazing raffle prizes for today's events.
With just about 100 guests this afternoon, women came together today to engage with the community by bringing donations for both The Warehouse and The Hannah Center. Here are some of the photos from the day!
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