Help us support our community and regional partners - check out these upcoming events for women business owners and entrepreneurs within the WBCS Region.

CIP Professional Services Workshop

What: Learn about the upcoming professional services firms opportunities in the Metroplex. 
When: March 22nd, 2022, 11AM-12:30PM EDT
Where: Online

Shaping the Future: Women of Color Conference 2022

What: Join the LiftFund Dallas/Ft. Worth Women's Business Center for its 2nd Annual Women of Color Conference. Women of color are among the fastest growing segments among small business owners nationwide. In many ways, they are pioneers in entrepreneurship across many industries and are recognized for their innovation, mentorship, impact, and success.
When: March 24th, 2022, 9:30am - 5:00pm CDT
Where: SMU COX Collins Executive Education Center

How To Do Business with the GSA

What: Are you curious about what it takes for your small business to work with the General Services Administration (GSA)? If so, learn more at this virtual outreach event. Representatives from the GSA will present information on their small business program and how to do business with the agency. 
When: March 29th, 2022, 10am - 12pm CDT
Where: Online

Texas Instruments - Sherman Manufacturing Facilities VIRTUAL SUPPLIER FAIR

What: Join this VIRTUAL informational event to learn more about subcontractor, vendor and supplier bid opportunities.
When: March 29th, 2022, 11:00AM-1:00PM EDT
Where: Online

4th Annual Small Business Contracting Forum 2022

What: As an attendee, you can connect with City and County departments and learn how to succeed in the procurement process in this virtual event. Start making the most of your experience now by completing your registration and building your profile to exchange contact information. This year, you will: 

  • Learn about the millions of dollars in procurement opportunities
  • Connect with vendors in the tech industry
  • Attend a variety of breakout sessions
  • Connect with other attendees 
  • Meet with specialists about the amount they spend in your respective industry
  • Empower yourself and your business

When: March 30th, 2022 8:30AM - 4:00PM CST
Where: Online

Kitty Fund Grant

What: This funding opportunity is a micro-grant to support employer-based businesses that are owned by Moms. A total of $25,000 through 50 grants of $500 each will be awarded to Mom-preneurs across the United States. 
When: Deadline to apply: April 11th, 2022
Where: Online

Annual Women's Conference

What: The keynote speaker will be Vanitha Narayanan, who will share about her experiences as the Board Chair of IBM India. Vanitha is passionate about mentorship, elevating the presence of women in technology and advising businesses as they strive to hit key growth and transformation milestones.
When: April 15th, 2022, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, CDT
Where: Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center

Upcoming Training for Women- and Minority-Owned Small Businesses

What: The University of Texas at Austin will be launching in April the second phase of its training program for minority- and women-owned enterprises and small businesses. This program will help HUBs/DBEs/M/WBEs with advanced marketing and sales strategies, select business financials, project and contract management, and generally increase capacities to win and execute successfully contracts with local, state, and federal agencies in the Austin region. Attention also will be devoted to becoming a supplier to private sector businesses.  
When: Begins on April 19th 
Where: Online

MatchMaker Madness

What: Meet one-on-one in a private virtual environment with the buying teams of government agencies and prime vendors to develop relationships, understand their purchasing process and identify supply chain opportunities.
When: May 2nd, 2022, 12:00pm - 12:45pm Panel on MatchMaker Follow Up Best Practices 1:00pm - 4:00pm One-on-One MatchMaker Meetings (EST)
Where: Online