2019 Parade of Stars Award Winners

2019 Parade of Stars Award Winners

The awards gala is an opportunity for the Women's Business Council - Southwest to recognize Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Corporate (Sustaining) Members that have gone above and beyond to support women-owned businesses and promote supplier diversity initiatives. We would like to say congratulations to the 2019 winners along with a huge thank you to our sponsors, staff, and all attendees for contributing to a successful event!
Women Working Together Award

Women Working Together Award

Are you a certified WBE who has done business with another WBE? Submit your Done Deal™ and be eligible for the Women Working Together Award, to be presented at Connections to Contracts on April 10th.
WEE Mentors

Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange Recap

The Women's Business Council - Southwest hosted its first event of the year, Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange, in Austin, TX. The new format featured the opportunity for attendees to sit down with knowledgable WBEs for 15-minute speed networking sessions to learn more about WBE certification and each of the mentors' areas of expertise.
2018 Spend Reporting

What is the 2018 Spend Program?

It's time to submit your 2018 Spend information - if you spent money with any third-party certified WBE in 2018, let us know! WBCS collects WBE spend information from members on an annual basis. From small women-owned businesses to large Fortune 500 companies, WBCS wants to hear from you.
Award Nomination Responses

Who Decides Gala Award Winners?

This year we had over 70 nominees across 6 categories. And while every nominee is deserving of an award, decisions still had to be made. We’ve detailed the nomination and judging process below to give you some insight on how the winners are chosen.
2018 WBCS Annual Report

2018 WBCS Annual Report

We are excited to present our 2018 Annual Report. Providing valuable resources to women-owned businesses helped us see an exciting year of growth - including a notable 31% increase in WBE certifications in Austin, and a 94% retention rate across all members.