Who We Are

The Women's Business Council - Southwest (WBCS) is one of 14 regional partners of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest certifier of women-owned businesses (WBEs) in the U. S.

Mission: To increase the value of women-owned businesses by providing certification, education, advocacy, and mutually beneficial business opportunities for our members and affiliates.

Vision: Lifting up women-owned businesses, and positively impacting the community through inclusive and prosperous partnerships for all.

Women’s Business Enterprises

A Women's Business Enterprise, WBE, is an independent business entity that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or Legal Resident Aliens.

Corporate Members

Corporate Members include corporations, businesses and government entities that are dedicated to buying products and services from Women's Business Enterprises.

WBCS at a Glance

Ribbon cutting in Austin, TX

Region

Serving north central Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, the Women's Business Council - Southwest (WBCS) is headquartered in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, with a satellite office in Austin, Texas. If a women-owned business is headquartered within this four-state region, WBCS is responsible for facilitating their certification.

WBCS Board of Directors

Partnership

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) sets and maintains the standards and procedures for Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) certification. The Women's Business Council - Southwest (WBCS), one of fourteen Regional Partner Organizations affiliated with WBENC, processes certification applications within the region and provides local support for women-owned business growth.

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Events

The Women's Business Council - Southwest (WBCS) hosts a variety of networking, education and procurement events in the Dallas and Austin areas. Open to the public, these events range from award galas to business forums, perfect for connecting WBCS members.

WBCS is home to businesses large and small

1,100+
Women's Business Enterprises have access to…
75+
Corporate Members throughout the region.

Many of these corporations mandate this official certification in order to fulfill a request for proposal.

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