Help us support our community and regional partners - check out these upcoming events for women business owners and entrepreneurs within the WBCS Region.
State of Women of Color-Owned Businesses Virtual Happy Hour presented by WBENC
What: Join for a virtual happy hour with fellow WOC entrepreneurs to listen, share feedback on what you would like to see in future WOC programming, and connect with women business owners from across the country. Bring your favorite beverage or snack and unwind with good conversation and great company. We are here to listen and provide a space for you to continue to build and strengthen your network of support.
When: June 4th | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EDT
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
NTTA's Virtual Business Chat
What: Join NTTA's Business Diversity, Procurement and internal departments virtually to learn more about upcoming opportunities and how to do business with NTTA. We will also be joined by our minority advocacy partners, associations and certifying agencies who will provide insight regarding the unique services and opportunities they provide.
When: June 9th | 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ET
CCBA Supplier Diversity Forum
What: Collin County Business Alliance invites you to attend a virtual event focused specifically on diversity in small businesses. This two part event aims to highlight the importance of supplier diversity for corporates and small businesses to ensure their recovery and success in the post pandemic world.
When: June 10th | 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. CST
2nd Annual State of Texas Women Veterans: The Pitch in Honor of Women Veterans Day 2021
What: You are invited to join the celebration and cheer on Women Veterans across the state of Texas as they pitch their ideas and innovative businesses that can and are driving our Texas economy. Join for a day filled with a series of Fireside Chats with business experts from across our nation.
When: June 12th | 12 p.m. CST
Introduction to Government Contracting
What: In this webinar, discuss the issues of government contracting (i.e., Federal, State, and local) so the potential contractor can decide what they need to do next to start, or continue, their government contracting program with confidence. Some of the subjects are: System for Award Management (SAM), The Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS), contracting rules, regulations & law, IFB vs. RFP, Registration & Certifications, GSA, SBIR/STTR, SBA, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
When: June 15th | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CST
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
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