Help us support our community and regional partners - check out these upcoming events for women business owners and entrepreneurs within the WBCS Region.
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
Making Connections With McCarthy
What: Join McCarthy for an in-person event focused on growing their relationships with small, minority, and woman owned businesses. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with the McCarthy team, learn about future project opportunities with entities such as DFW Airport and City of Fort Worth and gain an understanding of how you can partner with McCarthy. We look forward to connecting & deepening relationships.
When: April 13th, 2022, 3:00-5:00pm CST
Where: DFW Minority Supplier Development Council office located at 8820 N. Stemmons Fwy, Suite 550, Dallas, TX 75247.
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
What: Black and Hispanic small businesses looking for additional resources to strengthen their businesses are also invited to apply for a cash grant through Elevate Together™ in association with the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
When: Deadline to apply is April 22nd, 2022 at 10:59pm CT
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)
EY Winning Women Class of 2022
What: Launched in 2008, the program targets women founders who have built profitable small companies with the potential to scale sustainably. Selected participants gain evergreen access to EY’s pool of vast resources and rich networks, helping to strengthen their abilities to become leaders in the market. To be eligible for the Class of 2022, applicants must be women business owners who are founding chief executive officers and majority owners of any privately held company in the United States or Canada.
When: Application deadline is Friday, May 6th, 2022