Doors Open for Recruiting Company After Getting Certified

Dinah Miller is the President of Nymble Recruiting, a highly-experienced recruiting and hiring solutions company. A certified WBE for just two years, and Miller has already grown her revenue by $4 million. She knows the power of relationships in business, "you can't do business with people you don't know". Since getting certified shes partnered with another WBE and served on a committee to aide in the building of relationships with key individuals. How/why did you start this business and how did you learn about certification? My company has existed since 2002. I took full ownership in 2015

Collaborating and Creating Value through WBE Certification

"The best reason for another WBE to get certified is all the possibilities to grow & develop their business through collaboration & new channels of business opportunities either with other WBEs or Sustaining Members." Melinda Zito O'Brien is the CEO & Chief Energy Strategist of Energy Utility Group (EUG). In her 4 years as a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Melinda has effectively utilized the Women's Business Council- Southwest network to create new business opportunities for EUG and value for her clients. Melinda currently serves on the 2017 Austin Committee. Read the full case

Shining a Light on the Power of Partnership

“The opportunities that WBENC presents are many – opportunity for personal growth, mentorship, comradery, inspiration, to practice persistence and patience and lastly, the opportunity to get a corporate contract.” Marie McGrath is the CEO of Demand Lighting. Since she joined the Women's Business Council- Southwest in 2014, Marie hit the ground running by developing relationships with fellow WBEs and Sustaining members alike. Demand Lighting has benefited from the network Marie has grown through the Council. Marie sits on the Austin Committee and won Regional Volunteer of the Year at the 2017
Helen Lampkin

Taking a Family Recipe to Market

"All of our products bear the Women-Owned logo. In fact, My Brother's Organic Tortilla Chips was one of the first food products to have the image on the packaging when WBENC rolled it out in 2015." Helen Lampkin, founder of My Brother's Salsa , has been a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women's Business Council - Southwest (WBCS) member since 2011. Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, My Brother's Salsa is a family operated business with ten varieties of all-natural salsa made with choice ingredients. In 2016, she decided to get more involved with WBCS by joining the certification

One Woman, Four Businesses, Each WBE Certified

“ I made the most of my certification by getting involved right away…[it] gave me the opportunity to meet amazing people- WBEs, corporate and government professionals that are mentors, friends and customers today.” Patti Winstanley, President of Aztec Promotional Group, has been a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and member of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) for over 10 years. She is involved with the Council in many ways including serving on the Women’s Enterprise National Forum and several WBCS committees. She is the recent winner of the WBE Advocate of the Year