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

8th Annual DART Small Business Academy
What: Join DART for their 8th annual Small Business Academy! Take part in Procurement Overview and Engagement, Marketing and Branding, Solving the mystery of Credit Score, and DART commitment. This is a great opportunity for small businesses to learn how to grow and strengthen their business. RSVP by September 10th to reserve your spot for this amazing event.
When: September 21st | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Where: Online

Women of Color Webinar: How to Overcome Objections and Close that Sale!
What: Objection handling is finding out the TRUE objection, understanding why it is a problem, collecting information needed and then handling it. The inability to effectively handle objections will make you feel like you are playing a game of “whack a mole” when all you want to do is sell your product. If you are ready to learn how to overcome objections and close that sale, sign up for this great event.
When: September 21st | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Where: Online

WBC Virtual Summit 2021: Empowering Through Gender Equity & Diversity
What: The third Annual Women Business Collaborative (WBC) Summit is scheduled to take place virtually with this year’s special theme of "Empowering Through Gender Equity and Diversity." Join for a day and a half of engaging panels and speakers discussing how best to create equal position, pay and power for all business women. Join experts and thought leaders as we highlight the  key areas and actors advancing diversity, equity and inclusion across industries. The Summit will recognize two key groups: those CEOs leading the charge to advance diversity and Trailblazers whose leadership and innovation have created new pathways to change for their communities and beyond.
When: September 21st - 22nd | Times vary 
Where: Online

Pro-Tips Workshop presented by Hello Alice
What: While we know small business grants are out there, doubt, intimidation, and busy schedules can make it difficult to move forward with the application process. Let’s flip the script and talk about why you need to be maximizing opportunities for this free, no-payback-required money, and how to apply for small business grants with confidence! Join Hello Alice Director of Grants Administration Jenee Fortier for an interactive pro-tips workshop. She’ll get down to basics and explain how you can overcome grants-related stress and offer strategies on how best to submit a winning application, all while answering any questions you may have on the topic.
When: September 22nd | 2:30 p.m.
Where: Online

Virtual Town Hall with Commissioner Elba Garcia 
What: All small, minority and women-owned businesses and any other interested parties are invited to this virtual event to learn more about our purchasing processes, upcoming business opportunities / projects and the SBE participation requirements for Dallas County. This event will be held virtually in English and Spanish.
When: September 22nd | Times vary 
Where: Online

The Everchanging Workplace: How COVID has changed our Perspective
What: Join Absolute Family Solutions and their panel as they explore how the workplace is evolving as we assess the outcomes of this pandemic. Our speakers provide perspectives from both a large corporation and vendors supporting various clients in their return-to-work endeavors.
When: September 30th | 10 a.m. 
Where: Online

Opportunity Exchange Virtually
What: Opportunity Exchange is Toyota's signature Supplier Diversity development conference, providing certified diverse-owned companies with access to important supplier-related information in a platform designed to encourage strategic networking. Toyota looks forward to once again bringing together future and current diverse suppliers with our existing Tier I Suppliers to explore potential opportunities for doing business together.
When: October 7th | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Where: Online