Blooming Ladies Platform Co-operative

Blooming Ladies Platform Co-operative

A DIGITAL MARKETPLACE POWERED BY WOMEN.

Created for women & run by women, the Bloom City Multi-Stakeholder Co-op is a digital marketplace for highly skilled women to connect with businesses and organizations looking for their services. 

There is no better time than now, with the pandemic causing unprecedented job losses, women are disproportionately feeling the brunt of these losses. These alarming rates of unemployment and the resulting financial stress on families have been strongly linked to the increasing cases of domestic violence where women are mostly the victims.

Women are clearly in the bullseye of this pandemic!

And this is where we come in.

We believe very strongly that providing more opportunities for women will greatly benefit their families and communities in the long run. So we’ve created a marketplace where professional women can offer their services to a global market, grow their businesses, and support their families. 

What is a Co-op?

A co-op is an association created by people with common goals who agree to come together and work together to achieve those goals. 

Why A Co-op?

A co-op is an association created by people with common goals who agree to come together and work together to achieve those goals. 

The African Proverb “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together” has been the driver for Blooming Ladies™ as we aim to create space/ platform for women to thrive.

Created for women & run by women, the Bloom City Multi-Stakeholder Co-op is a digital marketplace for highly skilled women to connect with businesses and organizations looking for their services. 

There is no better time than now, with the pandemic causing unprecedented job losses, women are disproportionately feeling the brunt of these losses. These alarming rates of unemployment and the resulting financial stress on families have been strongly linked to the increasing cases of domestic violence where women are mostly the victims.

Don’t just belong. Own it.

Do you have a service to offer? 

Or a skill that an organization might be looking for? 

Are you looking to spread the word about your business? 

Maybe you’re looking for a chance to apply your expertise to interesting projects with teams from around the world?

Come and connect with other businesses and organizations looking for just what you have to offer. 

Powered by women and featuring only female service providers, our Marketplace is a great platform to showcase your unique skills and service offerings.

 

Our Values

Respect
INTEGRITY
COLLABORATION
tolerance
QUALITY AND INNOVATION
ACCOUNTABILITY

To connect highly skilled professional and entrepreneurial women with individuals and organisations in need of their services.

Digital service marketplace powered by women

By creating this virtual marketplace: a digital service platform where entrepreneurial women can offer services to a global market.

How can we help you?

There is no better time than now, with the pandemic causing unprecedented job losses, women are disproportionately feeling the brunt of these losses. Women are clearly in the bullseye of this pandemic!

This is not just space for selling services, it’s not just a space to meet clients, but it’s also a space for growth opportunities for women, a sisterhood of like-minded women

We are building a better world together.

​The best part? It is a Cooperative! This means members are not just sellers on the platform, they’re co-owners. They share profit and are a part of the decision making process. When you support us you’re building a better world for all. Thriving women, thriving communities. Thriving woman, thriving community

Our Story

Blooming Ladies started in Calgary in September 2017 with hosting events for female entrepreneurs geared towards providing them with the inspiration, connection, and resources that they need to build a thriving life and business. Today, we have local chapters in Calgary, Toronto, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), and Port Harcourt (Nigeria).

We have always believed that much can be achieved by working together with like-minded people and having the right support and accessible resources

This has been a tumultuous year for so many of us. The pandemic has left us all reeling and we have seen first hand its disproportionate effects on the livelihoods and earning ability of women. The  Bloom City Multistakeholders Coop was birthed from a desire to alleviate some of these disadvantages by giving our members who are highly skilled, professional women a way to sell their services to a global market. Our zeal to create an enabling platform for women to thrive is our major motivation.

 

Portrait Of Women Working Together In Design Studio

So far, we have hosted conferences and networking events in Calgary, Edmonton, Port Harcourt, and Abu Dhabi with over 500 ladies participating. These events had female entrepreneurs showcasing their products/services to attendees while female business owners shared their stories (real-life experiences) and knowledge with participants. 

The global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in unprecedented job losses.As always women are disproportionately feeling the brunt of these losses, they are clearly in the bullseye of this pandemic! Statistics Canada show women throughout the country have been hit harder than men when it comes to job losses. Financial experts are calling the pandemic’s impact on female unemployment the ‘she-cession’

Unfortunately, even after this pandemic though we don’t know when, there would be very limited job opportunities for women to go back to. As you might have known, women are the main caregivers in families; this will further reduce the chances of these women going back to full-time employment. These women have skills and training they can exchange for money, that’s where our platform (The Bloom City) comes in. We are creating a platform for highly skilled women to offer their services from the comfort of their homes. 

The best part? This is a co-operative! Meaning members are not just sellers on the platform but they are co-owners of the business. 

Blooming Ladies has always believed in providing space for women to thrive, this project is just another way for us to fulfil our reason for existing which is

What Drives Us:

We listen and treat each other with respect at all times. 

We keep our word and can be trusted. We do what we say we will do when we say we said we will do it and deliver work as at when due.

We want to learn from each other and learn together. We believe in working together to achieve tangible results.

We welcome members from every walk of life and will not discriminate whatever your race, tribe or religion

We set goals, challenge each other to grow, and hold ourselves accountable.

What Our Members Have Said About Blooming Ladies™:

The Blooming Ladies Community is amazing! If you are someone who is launching your business or wants to expand, then the Blooming Ladies Community is for you.
- Deepti Umarani
Owner, Style Decode, UAE
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of such a fantastic, inspiring, motivational, and collaborative group of people.
- Anca Dan
Calgary, Canada
Interactive, fun, and empowering to meet so many girls with great vision and who are purpose-driven. You could see everyone having a spark in their eyes while talking about their business.
- Lucica Suciu
Managing Partner, UAE
After attending my first Blooming Ladies meeting. I was challenged to go after my vision. I have now been able to author my first book right in the middle of COVID-19, speak to a great audience virtually, and do so many things! I strongly recommend Blooming Ladies to women who desire to improve and connect with like minds.
- Delight Uche-Aniehe
Founder, Erivlah Products Company

What’s In It For You?

Employers:

  •  Find the skills you need for your next project.
  • A chance to walk the talk and actually improve diversity on your teams by hiring qualified women for your projects
  •  Hire the best people for your roles
  •  Access to our database of members

Members:

  • Networking events (in-person and online)
  • Access to expert advice, opportunities, and resources for your business
  • A share in the profits declared by the cooperative
  • A community where you are inspired and respected
  • Co-ownership and being a part of something devoted to empowering women

“To provide a space that motivates and empowers women to thrive in ways that change the trajectory of their lives and communities globally.”

We are connecting highly skilled entrepreneurial women with individuals and organizations that need the services provided by these women.

For Employers

get your work done by female experts
Easy access to experts you need in one place
Employers who champion women

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers:

A co-op is an association created by people with common goals who agree to come together and work together to achieve those goals.

You have lifelong membership when you buy the co-operative’s shares

The shares have a par value of 1$, member would have to buy 150 shares to qualify as a member

Profit will be shared based on your use of the platform, this is called patronage profit. More information can be found in the Co-op’s bylaws.

As a member you have the opportunity to drive business decisions through voting, resolutions, elections, and annual general meetings. Every member is entitled to one vote.

We welcome members from everywhere. You may need to check with your country’s local regulations first.

Ready To Connect With People Looking For Your Expertise? Join The Bloom City Multi-stakeholder Coop Today.

1. Fill the application form as either a seller (if you’re offering your services) or buyer (if you’re looking for skilled talent for your next project)

2. We will review your application

3. If your application is approved you will receive further instructions on how to proceed with membership and building your profile.