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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
Patti W.

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