On September 5th, over 300 attendees came together for a day of networking at our 2019 Harvesting Partnerships event! 

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Our half-day conference kicked off with opening remarks from our Title Sponsors, DFW Airport and SQV Construction Services. This was followed by a luncheon, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, featuring our keynote speaker Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College. Michael spoke about entrepreneurship, the responsibilities of higher institutions of learning to improve their local community, and how he has helped Paul Quinn College become a model for urban work-study colleges throughout the US. 

Michael Sorrell

This year's recipients of the Lillie Knox Investment Award were then announced; congratulations Darlene Templeton of Templeton and Associates, Molly Sandlin of CAET Management Consultants, and Indu Sanka of FIRST SIGNS Graphic Solutions!

Lillie Knox winners

Other highlights included a networking challenge where attendees were tasked to find the person with matching number on their name tag, a dessert bar, a Kendra Scott pop up shop, and a fundraising challenge to raise money for next year's Lillie Knox Awards.

dessert bar

The afternoon was dedicated to a series of roundtable discussions sponsored by Anderson Asphalt and Concrete Paving, LLC. These were led by 19 WBEs and had lot of participation along with full tables! Click here for more information about the roundtable discussions.

roundtable discussions

The day wrapped up with a networking reception sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Painters USA. We are so grateful for by the turnout and participation at the 2019 Harvesting Partnerships. We can't say thank you enough to all of our sponsors, attendees, speakers, and roundtable hosts. We look forward to next year!