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Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free – $75

Register today for a unique conference focused on sustainability and what it means for women in business. Topics include sustainability & equity, greening your supply chain, communicating your sustainability goals, using your business to advocate for social change, and more! Speaker information, schedule and details will be added as they are confirmed.

9-9:30 Check-in and coffee
9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks
9:45-10 Using Social Media to Advocate for Change, Allison Bishins
10-1030 Keynote Speech #1: Environment + Race, Saiyare Refaei, Coordinator for Sustainability Integration (Pacific Lutheran University Diversity Center)
1030-11 Keynote Speech #2
11-11:15 Break
11:15- 12 Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 6)
12-1 Lunch and Mingle
1-1:45 Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 6)
1:45-2:45 Nurture Small Group Networking
2:45-3 Closing
3-4 Mingle, Network and Mini Eco Market

Breakout sessions (each session happens twice, so you get to choose two!)
– Finding Agency and Pathways to Change: Kaitlyn Daniels, Learning to Lead
– Local Business as Sustainable Business: Gwen Kohl, Spaceworks
– Valuing Vulnerability in Alliance Building: Maria Palamar, Resolve Conservation
– Self Care as Sustainability: Casey Hubbell, Yoga Wild
– (more added soon!)

Ticket prices include a vegan + gluten freea light breakfast, lunch, coffee, and more! Tickets are on a sliding scale; please pick the highest ticket level your business can afford; this allows us to offer some deeply discounted tickets for new businesses, as well as full scholarships for self-identifying women from historically underrepresented groups and industries. There are only 10 tickets available at each of the two lower levels, so if you would like a reduced price ticket, get yours ASAP!

$25 new/microbusiness/recent graduate
$50 small business
$75 full price ticket
$125 full price + partial sponsorship of another attendee.

Parking on a Saturday morning downtown is usually pretty easy but we strongly encourage you to take transit or carpool if you can!

There is no childcare at the event and the conference is for adults (16+) only.

Are you a sustainability-focused business and would like to chat about sponsoring this event? Please email for more information!


October 20, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free – $75


Allison Stewart Bishins
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Courthouse Square Ballroom
1102 A Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
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