The Women’s EXPO is a showcase and a marketplace for Long Island women entrepreneurs: artisans, importers, designers and distributors of products such as jewelry, clothing, fine art, pottery and wood/metal/leather/glassware, children’s items, culturally diverse crafts, fiber art, specialty food items, gift baskets, household accessories, paper products and more. Last year the EXPO featured more than 80 exhibitors and over 2,500 attendees. Each year the audience grows for what has become a very popular Fall event.
The 20th Annual Women’s EXPO will be held VIRTUALLY from 10 AM – 8 PM on Thursday, December 10, 2020.
The goal of the EXPO is to provide a venue for women entrepreneurs on Long Island to market their products, serving as a vehicle to promote economic development as well as networking among women entrepreneurs and women in the business and not-for-profit world.
The Women’s EXPO is presented by the Middle Country Library Foundation. The Foundation supports the library’s regional and national initiatives. For more that two decades, the library has been recognized for its leadership in developing community, business and professional coalitions and networks, and initiating collaborative projects which address the needs of individuals, families, organizations and businesses.
The EXPO Planning Committee includes representatives from the MCL Foundation as well as a number of business support organizations, women’s organizations, educational and cultural institutions, LI business and corporate sponsors, independent business women, and the Library’s Miller Business Center.
Sponsorship opportunities available. Please call 631-585-9393 x 296 for details.
An Event Program is produced that includes contact information for all exhibitors, acknowledgment of all sponsors, contributors of products and services, Committee Members and Friends of the EXPO.
Participants submit an application, along with an application fee and pictures of their work. The EXPO Selection Committee reviews all applications, looking for a representative group that reflects a broad range of products that demonstrate quality, uniqueness, a range of prices and product types, and also showcases the wonderful diversity that has become part of Long Island. A diverse group of women entrepreneurs as well as a diverse product selection is definitely a goal of the EXPO.
Beyond the EXPO, the EXPO Planning Committee organizes one or more educational workshops to build the business skills and capacities of participating women entrepreneurs and others. The women exhibitors are also connected with the expertise and resources available through the individuals and organizations represented on the Planning Committee.