The Women’s Business Council – Southwest works hard to provide valuable programming to connect our women-owned businesses with opportunities to grow their businesses. We are able to achieve this with the support of our sponsors.

Today we are highlighting one of our Champion Circle Gold Sponsors, BNSF Railway. See below for a conversation with Madeline Hunt, Supplier Diversity and Supplier Risk Manager, BNSF Railway. 

What are you proud of that your supplier diversity program has been able to accomplish?  
The continued strengthening of the partnerships we share with diverse owned businesses as well as providing opportunities for the development of new relationships.

How does BNSF Railway prioritize Supplier Diversity and working with women-owned businesses? 
BNSF is committed to proactively identify, attract, and develop long-term partnerships with certified minority, woman, veteran, and LGBTQ-owned and small disadvantaged businesses, while fulfilling BNSF Vision and Values.

To be considered as a potential supplier, please visit, click the Supplier Pre-Assessment Request Form Instructions document, and follow the instructions to submit or revise a request for your company. The completed form will be reviewed and saved to identify potential suppliers for current and future business needs.