The Women's Business Counci l- Southwest kicked off our 2018 Austin programming with Women Entrepreneur's Exchange. Local business owners gathered at the offices of VMware to hear a panel of Sustaining (Corporate) Members answer questions about their supplier diversity programs and procurement processes.


Photo courtesy of Demand Lighting

The panel featured supplier diversity professionals from Capital Metro, Dell Technologies, Pearson, and VMware. Some tips from the panel included:

  • Register as a vendor with Capital Metro and become familiar with their DBE program. Learn more here
  • Stay informed on the latest news with corporate clients. It may give you insight on upcoming procurement needs.
  • When networking, approach potential clients with a solution that your business can provide. 

After the panel discussion and Q&A session, attendees networked with fellow women business owners, corporate representatives, and community partners.