Rachel Sanchez

Certifying a Second Generation Company

Rachel Sanchez, president of Prestige Maintenance USA, Ltd has seen impressive growth since joining WBCS. Prestige is a second generation company with 41 years of experience and 12 of those years being certified as Women Owned. Since earning the Women's Business Enterprise Certification, they have seen substantial growth, 47% to be exact! Rachel is humble about the company's success and has a great reminder for newly certified WBEs,"I think that some individuals think that the certification is magically going to get you new business. That’s not the case. You still have to deliver on service an
Rachel Sanchez

Certifying a Second Generation Company

Rachel Sanchez, president of Prestige Maintenance USA, Ltd has seen impressive growth since joining WBCS. Prestige is a second generation company with 41 years of experience and 12 of those years being certified as Women Owned. Since earning the Women's Business Enterprise Certification, they have seen substantial growth, 47% to be exact! Rachel is humble about the company's success and has a great reminder for newly certified WBEs,"I think that some individuals think that the certification is magically going to get you new business. That’s not the case. You still have to deliver on service an
Business Works Expo

Business Works Expo

The Women’s Business Council – Southwest is excited to announce that registration is open for our annual Business Works Expo. If you are a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), this is THE event you want to attend! Imagine a tradeshow filled with booths that are women-owned companies, or corporations who are looking for women-owned companies as suppliers. The best part is that this event is open to the public. So, even if your women-owned company isn’t certified yet, you can still attend and make great connections! The September 7, 2017 event will feature panel matchmaker sessions, keyn
Act Intentionally Map

ActIntentionally

If you were at the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair in Las Vegas you may remember the ActIntentionally Map. Each RPO was challenged with writing out how they ActIntentionally on a post-it and sticking it to their RPO region. We are excited to report that WBCS won the contest! So, what is ACTIntentionally? WBENC created an initiative to enables our community to show appreciation for our members. Or better said, "We support those who support us." Check out the #ActIntentionally twitter feed to see how easy it is to participate.
Pamela O'Rourke

Pamela O'Rourke: Lunimary Award

The Luminary Awards , presented by The Committee of 200 , are a special event each year to honor four outstanding women who have demonstrated outstanding business leadership in Entrepreneurship, Corporate Innovation, STEM Innovation, and Skills to Succeed. We are excited to see one of our WBE Members, Pamela O'Rourke , president and CEO of ICON Information Consultants among the list of the 2017 Luminary Award Recipients.
Arlington Chamber

Leveling the Playing Field for Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

Join Debbie Hurst, President of WBCS, at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce's Lunch with Leaders event: "Leveling the Playing Field for Minority & Women-Owned Businesses". August 1, 2017 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m. Learn More and Register Here Arlington Chamber of Commerce | 505 E Border St Speakers: Reginald Cleveland, City of Arlington MWBE Coordinator Demetri Bivens, Executive Director DLB Consultants Debbie Hurst, President Women's Business Council - Southwest
FiscalNotes

WBCS Featured in Texas Comptroller FiscalNotes

The Women's Business Council - Southwest's President, Debbie Hurst, was recently featured in the Texas Comptroller's FiscalNotes publication speaking about women-owned businesses and access to capital. "Access to capital can be a major hurdle in women-owned businesses' ability to scale. They need education about financing and determining what options are right for their businesses." - Debbie Hurst Read the full article here .
Parkland

Parkland: Let's Talk Business Forum - IT Opportunities

Parkland’s Supplier Diversity is pleased to host a Let’s Talk Business Forum – Information Technology and I.T. Opportunities at Parkland. You are invited to: Meet and network with Parkland’s Contracts, Information Technology leadership, Diversity staff and our prime IT contractors. Learn about the future I.T. prime and subcontracting opportunities. Date: Tuesday July 25, 2017 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00PM. RSVP IS REQUIRED to MWBErequest@phhs.org
Terri Quinton

Case Study: The Benefits of Multiple Certifications

"Businesses owned by women of color have the hardest time of all business owners in building a network for doing business. Getting both certifications (WBE and MBE) provides you a head start in building a viable network to grow and improve your business. Why not do both? You will be glad you did!" Terri Quinton, Chief Executive Officer of Q2 Marketing Group and Alliance of Diversity Printers, LLC , has been a member of WBCS since 2010. She currently serves on our Board of Directors and is a co-chair for the annual Women of Color outreach event. Being active in both WBCS and the DFW Minority Su