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Meet our Senior Director of programs!

Hello everyone, my name is Elizabeth! I am honored to have been working with WBCS as the Senior Director of programs. Each day I get the opportunity to organize events that allow those in our network to expand their business acumen, while building connections for future business opportunities. I am passionate about helping women achieve economic parity alongside this fabulous team here at the council. Over the years, I have been in a part of the non-profit world, previously serving an arts education organization, a teacher development organization, a youth services organization, and lastly a
Capital One Sage Advice Program

Applications Open for 2023 Capital One SAGE Advice Program

The Capital One SAGE Advice Program is a 6 month development program designed to help 10 Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) owners grow in the areas of financial management, marketing, relationship building, selling to corporations, and strategic planning.

Power of Partnering Roundup 5/1/23

39th Annual EEI Business Diversity Conference What: Meaningful conference and networking opportunity focused on business diversity within the energy industry EEI's "Delivering The Clean Energy Transformation". When: Registration must be completed by May 1st. Where: Learn More & Register Here Annual SBA Awards Luncheon What: This is an incredible opportunity to connect with other business leaders, learn about their successes, and celebrate the small business community's achievements. During the event, they will be recognizing the Small Business winners. These local heroes have inspired us all

Building Momentum and Women Working Together!

This year, WBCS hosted its largest Connection to Contracts to date! It was a transformational day filled with informative workshops, insightful keynote speakers, recognizing our award winners for all they have accomplished over they least year, all the way to corporate led roundtables. This kind of success does not happen without the outstanding members across our region continuing to build foundations on which women-owned businesses can succeed. For that reason, we are honored to recognize our 2023 Corporate Momentum and Women Working Together Award Winners! Corporate Momentum Award Each year

What to Expect at Connections to Contracts

Connections to Contracts is a procurement-focused event connecting women-owned businesses with corporations and each other. It features a welcome reception, workshops, keynote luncheon, corporate roundtable procurement discussions, and a closing networking reception. All are welcome to attend. The goal of this event is to provide access to business opportunities between our members that eventually lead to contracts, therefore helping women-owned businesses achieve parity. Monday, April 3 (WBCS Headquarters - Irving, TX) 5:00 - 6:00 pm ... Welcome Reception Tuesday, April 4 (Irving Convention

Meet your 2023 Encore Council

The WBCS Encore Council was formed to support the WBCS mission through knowledge, expertise, and relationships. Co-chaired by Sharon Evans, President of CFJ Manufacturing LP, and Betty Manetta of Argent Associates, Inc, the Encore Council is made up of 20 former WBCS Board Members, along with other influential community leaders who have retired from corporate America. Council members come from a vast range of industries and have achieved a high degree of expertise in their particular niche. They are a dedicated group of trailblazers, with a vast bank of knowledge and experience to help empower

Sharon Evans named Global Team First Vice-Chair

The Women's Business Council - Southwest is thrilled to share that Sharon Evans, CEO CFJ Manufacturing, has been named the Global Team First Vice Chair for the WBENC Forum. “We are thrilled to have Sharon Evans represent the Women’s Business Council-Southwest at the National level as the Global Team First Vice Chair for WBENC. She is an incredible leader with the experience to help shape the important work of this committee, and foster dialogue as it relates to the global initiatives, economic growth and development that impact WBE’s and Supplier Diversity Champions alike.” Bliss Coulter |

Meet our new Vice President of Operations & Strategy!

Hi everyone, My name is Lindsay Pittard, and I am thankful to have been a part of the Women’s Business Council - Southwest for the past 8 years! Since 2014, I have served as our Director of Programs, Executive Director of Programs, and am honored to now serve as the new Vice President of Operations & Strategy. Over the years, I have strategically guided our professional and personal development opportunities, recruited annual sponsors, and engaged with certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) and corporate members through all major, educational and regional programs. In my new role, my

2023 Parade of Stars Gala Award Winners

The Parade of Stars Awards Gala is an evening event honoring Women’s Business Enterprises and Corporate Members who go above and beyond to ensure the successes of women-owned businesses. 2023 Award Winners WBE Volunteer of the Year The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a WBE, Corporate Member, and Regional Volunteer that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve the Women's Business Council - Southwest, and it's members. Winners of this category are nominated and selected by the WBCS Team Members. WBE Volunteer of the Year Jennifer Schaumburg | Fuse Solutions "Being recognized

Chanel Christoff Davis recognized as 2023 WBE Star

2023 WBCS National WBE Star Chanel Christoff Davis Davis Davis & Harmon LLC The WBE Star Award is the nation’s top recognition for excellence among women-owned businesses, honoring 14 women from across the country within each of our 14 Regional Partner Organizations who are leaders in their local business communities and respective fields, and an inspiration to women business owners across the country. In 2023, WBENC sought to recognize and celebrate WBEs who have demonstrated remarkable resilience and capacity to reinvent themselves. These WBE Stars are being honored for perseverance and