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

Women Warriors Winning The Business Battle
What: Celebrate World Trade Month and explore international trade opportunities for growth and expansion. Participate in an in-depth conversation with Jessica Gordon, Director, U.S. Commercial Service Dallas-Fort Worth and Tricia Van Orden, Deputy Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat.
When: May 19th | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST
Where: Online

Lunch & Learn featuring Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
What: The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program (Dallas College site) is taking applications for our Fall Cohort to begin in September 2021. We are looking for applicants who are passionate about growing their business, creating jobs in their communities.
When: May 19th | 1 p.m. CST
Where: Online

Raising Capital 101 | A WBENC NextGen Session
What: Do you want to take your business to the next level, but you’re not sure how to make it happen? Join this informative session to learn how raising funding for your business can be a game changer.
When: May 19th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Online

Scalable Strategies: Government Contracting 101
What: Nancy N. Alvarez, the Head of the 8(a) Business Development Program and the Women Business Representative for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Dallas/Fort Worth District Office, will be discussing Government Contracting 101.
When: May 20th | 2 p.m. CST
Where: Online

Dallas County Pre-Project Public Meeting
What: You are invited to attend Dallas County’s FM 1382 Sidepath Pre-Project Public virtual meeting! This meeting is to notify the contracting community of upcoming construction opportunities for the FM 1382 Sidepath project.  Our goal is to encourage small and large businesses to form partnerships for the construction phase.
When: May 20th | 4 p.m. CST
Where: Online

Access 2021 Business Expo
What: The future is now! The 2021 access expo is a 2 day event for DFW MSDC Minority Business Enterprises. Events include CEO summit, supply chain insights, new reverse pitch presentations, and more! Register now to gain this great opportunity to chat and connect while also gaining valuable skills to help your business succeed. 
When: May 24th - May 26th |8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST
Where: Online

DART Upcoming Business Opportunity
What: Pre-Bid virtual meeting over powder coating painting services and manufacturing, with a goal of 15% M/WBE combination. Email [email protected] for more information and registration. 
When: May 25th | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. CST
Where: Online

WEDallas Kickoff Event for Mompreneurs
What: Join The DEC Network and Capital One for the WEDallas Kickoff Event for Mompreneurs! This year's event will include an incredible keynote speaker and mompreneur, breakout sessions on funding and marketing/branding, a mental health session, booths with information about speakers and their companies, and more. We will host this event at Common Desk - Downtown Dallas with limited capacity, and we'll also live stream the event virtually. You won't want to miss it! 
When: May 25th | 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
Where: Online

Vizient Texas Supplier Diversity Symposium
What:  The “Symposium” will provide diverse suppliers an opportunity to learn more about hospital/healthcare contracting, connect with Vizient Texas-based member healthcare organizations and learn more about how advocacy and certifying organizations can support them.
When: June 9th | 10:00 a.m. ET
Where: Online

Walmart Open Call
What: Walmart’s Open Call application process is now open for suppliers of U.S. manufactured items! Companies should apply now if interested in pitching their goods that are made, grown or assembled in the United States to Walmart merchants at our Open Call event on June 30. Selected suppliers will have the chance to meet with Walmart and/or Sam’s Club merchants! The application deadline is April 30th, and companies should apply by then to be considered and notified by June 1st. 
When: June 30th | Times vary 
Where: Online

National Black Business Pitch
What: The National Black Business Pitch (NBBP) is a competition designed to connect Black-owned businesses to corporations who seek to expand and diversify their supply chain in new products and services. Through the National Black Business Pitch, we are seeking to do more than provide a seat at the table, but to open doors and build relationships that can lead to long-term and sustainable contracts. The ultimate goal is to create a Black business network that corporations can access and do business with.  
When: August 17th - 19th | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
Where: Online