On November 6th, over 300 WBE’s, Sustaining (Corporate) Members, and industry leaders came together for a day of education, celebration and connection at the 2018 Harvesting Partnerships event!

Harvesting Partnerships

After a luncheon sponsored by PepsiCo and CM Productions Inc., the day started with a keynote fire-side chat. Moderated by Patricia Rodriguez Christian, CEO at CRC Group, Debbie Dennis, Chief Customer Officer and SVP of Human Resources & Corporate Affairs at Oncor spoke on leading with integrity, community engagement and her personal career journey. 

WBE Roundtable, Debbie Davis Oncor, Patricia Rodriguez Christian

This year’s Lillie Knox awards were then announced – congratulations to Wordplay PR & Marketing, Davis, Davis, & Harmon, LLC, and Fireman’s Paving Contractors! Read more about this year’s winners and the story behind the Lillie Knox Awards here

Lillie Knox Award Winners

A short networking break was followed by a series of 18 different round-table discussions.  Attendees were able to sit in on up to four 20-minute sessions hosted by WBE leaders. A variety of categories were available such as marketing, IT, leadership, human resources and sales.  Topics included were Utilizing the Women Owned Logo, Finding Funding, Cyber Security, and Attracting and Retaining Talent. The round-tables were an exciting new addition to the 2018 program; thank to all the table hosts who led engaging and valuable discussions. 

WBE Roundtable

The day wrapped up with a networking reception in the lounge (sponsored by Lockheed Martin).  Over delicious appetizers and cocktails, participants were able to make new connections, meet with two of our Community Partners (Goldman Sachs and WiNGS) and learn more about the Women’s Business Council. Winners for the raffle prizes benefiting the Lillie Knox Investment Awards were announced, and the networking reception sponsors (Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Software Professionals, Inc) gave closing remarks.  Thank you to the Title Sponsors, Oncor and SQV Construction services, along with all attendees, volunteers, and WBCS Staff for a successful day!

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Lockheed Martin Networking