The 2020 Parade of Stars Awards Gala will be on February 4th at the Omni Dallas! This event recognizes and honors WBEs and Sustaining (Corporate) Members who have gone above and beyond. Any WBCS member is invited to submit a nomination. Nominations must be received by October 18th.

There are six different categories to be nominated for. 

The WBE Rising Star Award recognizes a newly-certified WBE who has demonstrated the highest degree of support for and involvement with WBCS as a new WBE member.  

The WBE Advocate of the Year Award recognizes a WBE owner or employee who demonstrates extraordinary efforts in inspiring, engaging and empowering WBCS-Certified WBEs. This individual will be recognized and honored for her mentoring, coaching and supporting women-owned businesses. 

The Corporate Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an individual employed by a Sustaining (Corporate) Member who uses innovative approaches for utilizing WBEs within their company, as well as the larger supplier diversity community.  This individual contributes significantly to expanding opportunities for WBEs and has demonstrated consistent support for WBCS.

The Buyer of the Year Award recognizes a buyer employed by a Sustaining (Corporate) Member who ensures WBEs are included in bid opportunities in their company’s procurement process and uses innovative approaches to increase 
opportunities for WBEs. 

The WBE of the Year Award recognizes three woman-owned businesses that exemplify outstanding business acumen, industry leadership and community service. These WBEs demonstrate a commitment to doing business with fellow WBEs. Three awards will be given in this category; one with annual sales under $5 million, one with annual sales $5 million to $20 million and one with annual sales over $20 million.

The Corporation of the Year Award recognizes a Sustaining (Corporate) Member that consistently demonstrates outstanding commitment to WBCS and the utilization of WBEs through purchasing practices and results.  This Sustaining (Corporate) Member is a valued leader in supplier diversity and WBE inclusion throughout the supply chain. 

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