A Co-operatively Owned Female Freelancer Marketplace

Build Her Business
Calgary

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Join The Sisterhood – Basic

Join The Sisterhood – Basic

Pledge: C$50.00
Stay Local, Be Global. Through The Sisterhood - We are building a community of women all over the world. That's right! This is a global sisterhood with a local chapter. We want you to meet and bond with women you may not have met otherwise—women who have similar values and want to connect, grow and make the world a better place just like you. Benefits: 1) 66.6% off annual membership - pay $150 $50 2) 10% discount on Blooming Ladies events online & in-person 3) Discounts from partners 4) Group Insurance [Dependent on numbers] 5) Access to the resources library 6) Opportunity to share in the organizations' profit 7) Access to Bloomlancer as a business owner/freelancer/seller
Stay Local, Be Global. Through The Sisterhood - We are building a community of women all over the world. That's right! This is a global sisterhood with a local chapter. We want you to meet and bond with women you may not have met otherwise—women who have similar values and want to connect, grow and make the world a better place just like you. Benefits: 1) 66.6% off annual membership - pay $150 $50 2) 10% discount on Blooming Ladies events online & in-person 3) Discounts from partners 4) Group Insurance [Dependent on numbers] 5) Access to the resources library 6) Opportunity to share in the organizations' profit 7) Access to Bloomlancer as a business owner/freelancer/seller
Pledge: C$50.00
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4 of 350 Boosted
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Join The Sisterhood – Premium

Join The Sisterhood – Premium

Pledge: C$100.00
Stay Local, Be Global. Through The Sisterhood We are building a community of women all over the world. That's right! This is a global sisterhood with a local chapter. We want you to meet and bond with women you may not have met otherwise—women who have similar values and want to connect, grow and make the world a better place just like you. Benefits: 1) 50% off annual membership - pay $100 instead of $200 2) 20% discount on Blooming Ladies events online & in-person 3) Discounts from partners 4) Group Insurance [Dependent on numbers] 4) Access to the resources library 5) Access to Bloomlancer as a business owner/freelancer/seller 6) Opportunity to share in both Co-op and Bloomlancer profits 7) Opportunity to host masterclasses, podcasts and blogs on the platform
Stay Local, Be Global. Through The Sisterhood We are building a community of women all over the world. That's right! This is a global sisterhood with a local chapter. We want you to meet and bond with women you may not have met otherwise—women who have similar values and want to connect, grow and make the world a better place just like you. Benefits: 1) 50% off annual membership - pay $100 instead of $200 2) 20% discount on Blooming Ladies events online & in-person 3) Discounts from partners 4) Group Insurance [Dependent on numbers] 4) Access to the resources library 5) Access to Bloomlancer as a business owner/freelancer/seller 6) Opportunity to share in both Co-op and Bloomlancer profits 7) Opportunity to host masterclasses, podcasts and blogs on the platform
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-31
7 of 200 Boosted
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Sponsor a Blooming Lady

Sponsor a Blooming Lady

Pledge: C$100.00
Sponsor a woman to join the Blooming Ladies community.
Sponsor a woman to join the Blooming Ladies community.
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-31
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Small Business Partnership

Small Business Partnership

Pledge: C$300.00
This is for females with small businesses. *Full Bloom membership *One monthly event sponsorship * Opportunity to talk to attendees about product/service *Mentions as past sponsors in our events Full Bloom Membership *The Welcome Pack *A slot in the Co-op platform as a seller *Opportunity to share in the organizations' profit (Patronage profit) *Host masterclasses or podcasts and be a guest blogger on the Blooming Ladies website *Access to the resource library *Up to 20% discount on Blooming Ladies events (online & in-person) *Discounts from partners *Group Insurance (dependent on numbers) - $300
This is for females with small businesses. *Full Bloom membership *One monthly event sponsorship * Opportunity to talk to attendees about product/service *Mentions as past sponsors in our events Full Bloom Membership *The Welcome Pack *A slot in the Co-op platform as a seller *Opportunity to share in the organizations' profit (Patronage profit) *Host masterclasses or podcasts and be a guest blogger on the Blooming Ladies website *Access to the resource library *Up to 20% discount on Blooming Ladies events (online & in-person) *Discounts from partners *Group Insurance (dependent on numbers) - $300
Pledge: C$300.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-30
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Funding Partners

Funding Partners

Pledge: C$1,000.00
We are looking for individual and corporate bodies that believe in the empowerment of the women in our community. Let’s partner together to move our community forward. Business logo on our website with a link to your website. Access to our members' directory Shout out on all our social media platforms and newsletter
We are looking for individual and corporate bodies that believe in the empowerment of the women in our community. Let’s partner together to move our community forward. Business logo on our website with a link to your website. Access to our members' directory Shout out on all our social media platforms and newsletter
Pledge: C$1,000.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-04-05
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E-book and shout out

E-book and shout out

Pledge: C$100.00
1) Shout out on all social media platforms: LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. 2) Special "Thank You Section to our Supporters" in the Newsletter. The Newsletter will be sent out to all directors, members, prospective members, and businesses. Choose from these e-books You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero Give and Take: WHY HELPING OTHERS DRIVES OUR SUCCESS by Adam Grant The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins
1) Shout out on all social media platforms: LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. 2) Special "Thank You Section to our Supporters" in the Newsletter. The Newsletter will be sent out to all directors, members, prospective members, and businesses. Choose from these e-books You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero Give and Take: WHY HELPING OTHERS DRIVES OUR SUCCESS by Adam Grant The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 0000-00-00
3 of 100 Boosted
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Throw Pillow Cover

Throw Pillow Cover

Pledge: C$50.00
We love to bring you inspiration all day long! That's the reason we partnered with a local female entrepreneur to bring you inspirational items. Splash some positivity in your home or office with these beautifully designed throw pillow covers. This gorgeous pillow cover is an excellent accessory for any space; it features inspirational statements to brighten your mood all day long. Dimensions: 45x45cm Cotton velvet fabric Invisible zip *** Delivery is available only in Alberta***
We love to bring you inspiration all day long! That's the reason we partnered with a local female entrepreneur to bring you inspirational items. Splash some positivity in your home or office with these beautifully designed throw pillow covers. This gorgeous pillow cover is an excellent accessory for any space; it features inspirational statements to brighten your mood all day long. Dimensions: 45x45cm Cotton velvet fabric Invisible zip *** Delivery is available only in Alberta***
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-31
5 of 50 Boosted
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Shipping

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Please select this to have your items shipped to you if you are purchasing a product. Thank you for your support. **Available only in Canada**
Please select this to have your items shipped to you if you are purchasing a product. Thank you for your support. **Available only in Canada**
Pledge: C$10.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-31
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Campaign Description

Throughout history, women have been the driving force behind economically healthy local communities. We believe that when women thrive, communities thrive. The Bloomlancer is a co-operatively owned female freelancing platform created for women to earn what they are truly worth and give back to the community. Support us as we empower our local women and businesses.

How It All Started

Being a freelancer (where a person works for themselves independently or for a company but not as an employee) is not a new concept. However, with increasing global unemployment, freelancing has earned its place as the next best solution to helping professionals and entrepreneurs offer their skills or services in exchange for paid reward without being in traditional employment.

Though Wunmi started Blooming Ladies in 2017 by hosting events for women and female entrepreneurs in Calgary and Edmonton, the idea of creating a platform for female freelancers came to her at the height of COVID-19 as she considered various ways to help solve the rising problem of female unemployment in her community.

Determined to uphold her core mission of empowering women and helping them bloom in life and business, Wunmi, alongside five female entrepreneurs, have been able to successfully set up the Blooming Ladies Multi-Stakeholder Co-operative, with “Bloomlancer” as its flagship product. The Bloomlancer platform will now serve as the hub for women within the Blooming Ladies community who are already entrepreneurs or would like to become entrepreneurs to offer their services as freelancers, work independently on their own terms, earn their worth and become empowered business owners as they partake in the organization’s profit sharing.

How You Can Support Us Today

Thank you for checking out our page. Here is a brief guide to help make your experience here seamless.

Please note that:

  1. This is a crowdfunding campaign. The money you give is to help set up a for-profit female-owned co-operative. In return for your financial contribution, you will receive benefits in packages referred to as “rewards”.
  2. It is better to make payments using a computer or laptop, mobile devices may be problematic
  3. To “Boost” means to pay for any of the “rewards”
  4. When you pay for any of the “rewards”, you are participating in our crowdfunding campaign

 

Step 1: Click on any of the “rewards” to read through its description and know more

Step 2: Slide right or left to see all the “rewards” and decide which one is best for you

Step 3: After making your choice, click on the reward → add reward → boost now

Step 4: Follow the instructions to register 

Step 5: Follow the instructions on how to make payment and that’s it!

Step 6: Don’t forget to share with your friends and loved ones

Created by women & run by women

Bloomlancer is a female freelancing platform powered by women where individuals and businesses can easily find and purchase the services they need to build thriving businesses. We connect skilled female freelancers with those that need their services. Organizations seeking to fill internal skills gaps, staff part-time roles, or complete short term projects can use the platform as a new avenue for recruitment. At Bloomlancer, we are giving women access to flexible jobs. We are giving them back the power to choose when and how they want to work. Women get hired to do the job they love and paid what they’re worth. The best thing is, do this with a community of other women!

 

 

 

Meet the Team

Wunmi Akinlosotu

Wunmi Akinlosotu

Founder

Wunmi has a passion for empowering women through entrepreneurship. She has supported female entrepreneurs from diverse cultures and industries, both locally and internationally.

She has a wealth of experience working in start-ups for profit, non-profits and now a co-operative.

Wunmi is the CEO/Founder of Blooming Ladies, and the Principal Consultant at The Blooming Hub, a Management Consulting firm.

She works with her clients employing her coaching and business skills to facilitate sound business strategies to guide business decisions, processes, and procedures that align with the entrepreneur's overall vision to enable the business's success. Besides, she also enjoys researching opportunities and resources her clients need to make it all happen.

Wunmi's own educational, career, and business path has spanned the globe, taking her from Africa to Europe, Asia and North America. Along the way, she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Management and Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration. She has subsequently added certifications in professional coaching and Neuro-Linguistic Programming to her vast repertoire of viable skills.

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Tolu Amadi

Tolu Amadi

Director of Technology

Tolu Amadi helps businesses streamline their technology and processes by implementing new technology and systems, enabling them to work more efficiently. Through her company AceIt Digital, she combines her natural ability to learn and integrate technologies with her passion for creating positive change in those she works with.
In addition to her technical and systems knowledge, Tolu uses her diverse and in-depth technical knowledge of software and programming languages (including PHP, Front End HTML, CSS, and C++) and her creative vision to create systems and integrations for her clients.
Tolu is excited to see businesses becoming less resistant to change and new technologies. The global pandemic of 2020 has shown us the power of technology and she is excited to help more businesses harness emerging technologies and methodologies to make their business run more efficiently.

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Kimberley  Mills

Kimberley Mills

Director of Marketing and Social Media

Kimberley Mills is the CEO of Corbiz Strategies.  She is passionate about helping women to aspire and become the best that they can be. Her vision is to launch the content strategy, email marketing, website content, press releases and revamping messaging for our network of Blooming Ladies. Kimberley is Blooming Ladies Director of Marketing and Social Media

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Oyebola Ogunsanwo

Oyebola Ogunsanwo

Director of Operations

Oyebola is a multi-skilled professional with years of entrepreneurial experience in business strategy, sales, marketing, and customer relations. She has lived in three continents: Africa, Asia, and North America currently reside in Calgary, Alberta. She holds a bachelor's degree in Cooperative and Business Management and a second degree in General Management & Supply Chain Management. Oyebola is an enterprising woman and when she is not working as a general manager in the supply chain field, she is an influencer, beauty consultant and coach. She is a skilled coach and enjoys coaching women and empowering them to be confident, bold, through mentoring opportunities She is a true believer that every woman is beautiful and deserves a chance to bring that inner beauty outward. Oyebola is Blooming Ladies Director of Operations.

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Kate Onakomaiya

Kate Onakomaiya

Director of Member Relations and Customer Service

Kate is a powerful speaker and coach. Kate is an Executive Director and Presidents s Advisory Council member with The John Maxwell Team and lead Coach at Exponential Growth Academy Ltd, a coaching, leadership development and training organization. Through her coaching, speaking, and training, she works with individuals and organizations who are focused on gaining clarity and increased awareness of who they are, what they value and how they can make a difference in the world. She is the Chapter Director of the Blooming Ladies in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Kate is Director of Member Relations and Customer Service

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Nicole  Ragguette

Nicole Ragguette

Director

Nicole is an entrepreneur, community resident, volunteer ambassador, for changing the cycle of generational poverty. She is an international public speaker and advocates for vulnerable populations’, ethnic minorities, children, and those that are socioeconomically disadvantaged.
She has the vision to connect communities and empower economic change and growth. She believes that every woman deserves to be paid a fair wage. She had a revelation that she would own her own business and employ her neighbors and in return, empower them to work toward the goal of ending generational poverty in their own lives. She is the owner and operator of a Commercial Cleaning company.
Each stage of Nicole’s progress is marked by many of the principles of success that she has
learned along the way by creating not just an extraordinary story but also a step-by-step journey. Nicole is an ordained minister

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Feb 10, 2021

Thank you for checking out our page

. Here is a brief guide to help make your experience here seamless.

Please note that:

  1. This is a crowdfunding campaign. The money you give is to help set up a for-profit female-owned co-operative. In return for your financial contribution, you will receive benefits in packages referred to as “rewards”.
  2. It is better to make payments using a computer or laptop, mobile devices may be problematic
  3. To “Boost” means to pay for any of the “rewards”
  4. When you pay for any of the “rewards”, you are participating in our crowdfunding campaign

 

Step 1: Click on any of the “rewards” to read through its description and know more

Step 2: Slide right or left to see all the “rewards” and decide which one is best for you

Step 3: After making your choice, click on the reward → add reward → boost now

Step 4: Follow the instructions to register 

Step 5: Follow the instructions on how to make payment and that’s it!

Step 6: Don’t forget to share with your friends and loved ones

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Jul 27, 2020
Project launched

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What is a Co-operative?

A cooperative is defined as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.
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